Gold Coast Commonwealth Games: Wrong date printed on opening ceremony tickets


The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games organisers had to face an embarrassment on Tuesday after it was discovered that the tickets for the opening ceremony were sent out with the wrong day written on it.

Around 20 per cent of the total tickets to the event have been sent out saying "Thursday April 4", when they should say "Wednesday April 4".

While GOLDOC chief executive Mark Peters said the tickets were still valid, Village Roadshow executive general manager Bikash Randhawa said the error raised concerns. Mr Randhawa wrote on Twitter.

"Ticketek and ourselves are disappointed this has happened".

Ticketek had the job of printing the batch, they say there was an "error" when information was being transferred between files.

We are close to being in the top four ranked pairs for the Gold Coast so we really want to get into the top four to give us a high seeding and the best chance to get a medal. Thousands of opening ceremony tickets had an incorrect date.

According to Fairfax, the remaining 21,000 tickets for the opening ceremony have been corrected after the error was detected.

Queensland woman Tanya Mathers posted a photo of her tickets on Instagram and, after realising the day was wrong, said she would be arriving on "Wednesday just in case it's Thursday".

North Lanarkshire badminton stars Kirsty Gilmour and Alex Dunn have both been named in Scotland's eight-strong badminton squad for the Commonwealth Games in Australia this April.