Nellist calls for Olympic tickets to be given away (July 31, 2012)
Many in Coventry raised eyebrows after last Thursdays Olympic Football match in Coventry – ahead of a national outcry over empty seats for high-demand London Olympics events.
While many people up and down the country were priced out or unlucky to get tickets in the bidding process, it seems London 2012’s many sponsors had so many corporate tickets they didn’t know what to do with them. Which is exactly what they did ...nothing, leaving many arenas and stadiums half empty for events and matches.
Coventry Socialist Party’s Dave Nellist has led the fight against Olympics corporatism and has called for the thousands of unsold/unused tickets to Coventrys Olympic events to be given away free to the ordinary people and families of Coventry to enjoy.
He said “If the Olympic experience means anything, give them away to families, schoolchildren, colleges or local sports clubs. Coventry should lead.”
hear the interview with Dave on 'BBC Coventry & Warwickshire' this morning, go to 00:15:00 in. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/p00vrfnk
and see the ‘Coventry Evening telegraph’ article on the issue
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