GIVEN the wonderful football produced by Spain on their way to winning Euro 2012 in Kiev, I decided that it would be appropriate if my grandson and I got tickets to watch them, albeit not the full Euro squad, at Hampden Park on July 26.
Accessing the relevant information on the London Olympics website was easy and given the publicity that ticket sales had not been doing all that well, I assumed that there would an ample selection of seats. How wrong I was.
You can designate a price category, but it is not possible to select seats within your price category. Will we be in the north stand so that when the sun shines, we will be unable to see because of the sun; or close to the front so that, if it rains, we will get wet? Are we behind the goal or so far back that it is difficult to see the ball? Our selection is being left entirely to a random act by someone unknown. We can, however, collect our tickets. From London, failing which they will be sent by post for a further £6. We are still going, but I would have thought that everything would have been done to encourage a wider sale of tickets. I was wrong on that score as well.
North Kaim, Lochwinnoch.
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