Vancouver 2010 Ticket Sales On Again
Tickets for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games go on sale again this Saturday after a disastrous attempt last Saturday. More than 100,000 tickets events including gold medal hockey, curling and the Opening, Closing and Victory Ceremonies will be available to Canadian residents on a first-come, first served bases at the official Vancouver 2010 website.
Paralympic tickets for high-demand events such as the Opening Ceremony, ice sledge hockey and alpine skiing will also be available during the Phase 3 ticket sales Saturday.
Vancouver 2010 officials postponed the sale when Tickets.com, the official ticket service provider for Vancouver 2010, experienced difficulties with the configuration between the virtual waiting room and the ticketing transaction site.
Caley Denton, VANOC's vice president, ticketing and consumer marketing said in a press release, "we would like to thank everyone who tried to purchase tickets last weekend for their patience under difficult circumstances and we appreciate their understanding. We have worked closely with Tickets.com to ensure the configuration issue virtual waiting room and our online transactional site has been resolved. We're confident we'll see strong demand when tickets go on sale Saturday.
"While fans naturally will spend some time in the virtual waiting room, everyone will have an equal chance at tickets and we'll be sure to communicate quickly as the day unfolds".
"Our primary focus this week has been on testing our systems - which included extensive testing of the configuration and regular testing of extreme load on the site as we've done in the past two phases", said Larry Witherspoon, CEO, Tickets.com. "We know that our systems are ready for fans wanting to purchase tickets to see the best winter athletes in the world".
Vancouver 2010 confirmed they will be providing tips and key updates to ticket buyers when available on the status of the online ticket experience at www.vancouver2010.com and www.twitter.com/2010tweets.
This final phase of tickets sales marks the last chance for spectators to purchase tickets in time to receive the highly collectable, full-colour and oversize tickets that prominently display Vancouver 2010 pictograms, sport and venue illustrations, said Vancouver 2010. The tickets are now being printed and the window for purchasing these special tickets closes November 20.Write or read comments about this article
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