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'Calamity': AFL fans fume over 'farcical' ticketing gaffe

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·4-min read
Collingwood fans (pictured) waving flags.
Some AFL fans were left seething after being unable to purchase tickets for the AAMI Community Series due to a Ticketmaster error. (Getty Images)

A handful of AFL clubs have apologised to fans after members were left seething due to a online Ticketmaster issue on Monday.

Fans looking to buy tickets to the AAMI Community Series for the coming weekend were left frustrated after being left with delays when logging on to Ticketmaster.

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Members were expected to get an email for a barcode to access their tickets ahead of general admission.

But clubs were forced to email or call their members to give them the barcode after a Ticketmaster error delayed purchase.

"Due to a Ticketmaster issue, our scheduled Member email for this morning’s AAMI on sale was delayed," the Western Bulldogs wrote on Twitter.

"We will be emailing all members their barcodes as soon as the issue is resolved.

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"We’re as frustrated by this as you are and apologise for any inconvenience caused."

St Kilda also addressed the issue.

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Fans were still left fuming after the debacle with some claiming they missed out on tickets.

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AFL stadiums to open up for Round 1

The Victorian state government has cleared the AFL to host up to 50,000 fans at the MCG in round one of the 2021 AFL season, the largest sporting crowd seen in Australia since March last year.

With the state now on top of the recent coronavirus outbreak which sparked a five-day lockdown earlier in February, AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan thanked state premier Daniel Andrews for allowing fans to come back in such large numbers.

The round one match between Richmond and Carlton on March 18 will boast the largest sporting crowd seen in Victoria since before Australia was initially sent into lockdown in March last year.

The 50,000 strong gathering will be the biggest since women's Twenty20 World Cup final which took place days before the worsening pandemic forced most of Australia into their homes for months.

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