Spectators planning to attend the 2014 Ryder Cup are being urged to check the source of their ticket after a small number of fake tickets were uncovered via the event’s online ‘Ticket Check’ service.
The free-to-use ‘Ticket Check’ website – www.ticketcheck.rydercupeurope.com – enables customers with general admission tickets or ticket inclusive travel and hospitality packages to enter the details of the company their tickets were purchased from.
As all Ryder Cup tickets are strictly non-transferable and can be traced back to the original purchaser, the website confirms the validity of genuine tickets purchased from an official source.
Customers with tickets that have been purchased from an unauthorised seller are warned that their tickets are not valid, resulting in them being turned away at the security check point.
Edward Kitson, match director for the 2014 Ryder Cup, said: “Our first priority is to protect members of the public and in particular the security of those on site. Those who arrive at the event with an invalid ticket will be refused entry. To avoid any disappointment, we’d strongly urge all ticket-holders to use the ‘Ticket Check’ service before arrival.”
A total of 250,000 fans are expected to attend the Ryder Cup this week, travelling to Scotland from 96 different countries.
Almost one spectator in every ten is expected to be Scottish, with almost 3,000 Americans set to descend on Gleneagles to cheer their team on as they attempt to wrestle back the iconic gold trophy for the first time since 2008 and only the third time since 1999.
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