Glasgow 2014 ticket website ‘still offline’

THE shambles surrounding ticket sales for this summer’s Commonwealth Games has entered a third day, with the sales website still down this afternoon.

An artist's impression of the swimming stadium for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014. Picture: PA
An artist's impression of the swimming stadium for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014. Picture: PA

Organisers of Glasgow 2014 closed the site yesterday evening amid ongoing technical problems that have hampered would-be spectators’ efforts to buy briefs.

An extra 100,000 tickets went on sale on Monday morning, and although around 55,000 have been purchased, sports fans have struggled to pay for seats at their chosen events.

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Officials behind the Games instructed the event’s ticketing agent, Ticketmaster, to close the site at 6pm on Tuesday in order to address technical failings.

However, organisers have given no indication as to when the site will be back up and running, resulting in renewed criticism from the public.

Glasgow 2014 was forced to close the site at midnight on Monday to investigate the problem. It re-opened again in the early hours of yesterday morning but was not glitch free. Some users reported waiting for up to 24 hours as they tried to buy tickets.