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Sun Jul 29, 2012, 09:50 PM

Fans upset over empty VIP seats in London Olympic venues

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Reply Fans upset over empty VIP seats in London Olympic venues (Original post)
SunSeeker Jul 2012 OP
liberal N proud Jul 2012 #1
Politicalboi Jul 2012 #2
leveymg Jul 2012 #3
Rosa Luxemburg Jul 2012 #14
leveymg Jul 2012 #15
Earth_First Jul 2012 #4
sharp_stick Jul 2012 #5
Retrograde Jul 2012 #6
spanone Jul 2012 #7
Scancast Jul 2012 #8
Fawke Em Jul 2012 #10
Nye Bevan Jul 2012 #9
progressivebydesign Jul 2012 #11
smirkymonkey Jul 2012 #12
Johonny Jul 2012 #13

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 09:52 PM

1. It is difficult for a corporation to sit in stadium.

Something SCOTUS didn't take into account.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 09:52 PM

2. Maybe they think

Rmoney will be there so they stay away.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 09:59 PM

3. Some London bankers are otherwise disposed of late.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 07:29 PM

14. yes they are probably in jail!

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 08:08 PM

15. Lots of room left for more.

But, really, I think a lot of the corporate ticket-holders simply haven't bothered to come to the live venues because it's such a hassle getting there and through security.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 10:00 PM

4. Who has money to travel to The Olympics anymore...?

Sure, there is probably interest from individuals on the ground who would like entry to these empty seats.

However, by and large, the vacant seats are a result of who the fu*k can afford to travel anymore?

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 10:22 PM

5. Oh no

the empty seats are "reserved" for members of the Olympic family and sponsors. Basically it's the best seats in the house being held for sponsors and VIP's from the IOC. Take a look at all the military folks sitting in primo spots now. The committee has asked them to volunteer as seat sitters, willing to leave at a moments notice but allowed in to sit. I don't know why they don't allow the public in on the action.

People in London have been clamoring for them to actually sell these seats but the LOC won't do it because it might piss off the crown prince of who gives a shit if he and his buddies actually decide to show up for a change.

There's not a chance in hell that an event like gymnastics wouldn't sell out if the seats were offered up for sale.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 10:41 PM

6. maybe they're all stuck in traffic

Oh, wait - these are also the people who get to drive in the special Olympic lanes, aren't they?

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 10:46 PM

7. corporate buyouts....

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Response to Scancast (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 06:59 PM

10. Some tinfoil...

Maybe these corporate fatcats have some terrorist event planned?

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 06:57 PM

9. Simple solution. Have a standby line where anyone can queue.

Any seat not occupied say 30 minutes after the event starts gets forfeited and resold (with a big discount) to whoever is at the front of the standby line. Problem solved.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 07:00 PM

11. First world problem. I mean really, who the hell cares? n/t

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 07:03 PM

12. They're probably all in jail where they should be.

n/t

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 07:26 PM

13. In Vancouver bought tickets to VIP section day before events.

I don't think it is new to any Olympics. They cost an arm and a leg, but you can buy them. Once again the Olympics do a lot of times have problems getting people in seats.

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