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Sports Hub investigates alleged touting by staff

A spokesperson for the venue says it has found no evidence a "friend from Sports Hub management" supplied a secondary seller with more than 200 Ed Sheeran tickets

By IQ on 16 May 2017

Ed Sheeran, Atlantic Records, Singapore Sports Hub

Ed Sheeran will play two AEG-promoted dates at Singapore Indoor Station on 11 Nov

image © Greg Williams/Atlantic Records

Singapore Sports Hub has said it has found no evidence for claims a member of staff bulk-purchased 220 Ed Sheeran tickets to sell on the secondary market.

The the sports/entertainment complex, which includes the 55,000-capacity National Stadium and 12,000-cap. Singapore Indoor Stadium, opened an investigation after Carousell trader ‘reseller_772’ claimed to have been passed “200+ tickets” for Ed Sheeran’s 11 and 12 November shows by a “friend [from] Sports Hub management”.

The tickets were being offered for S$1,100, compared to a face value of between $108 and $248. The reseller_772 account has since been deleted.

“While we treat such allegations seriously, we have every confidence in the integrity of our staff and systems”

The allegations mirror a similar incident at Madison Square Garden last January, when the New York venue fired its senior vice-president of ticket sales and several sales execs after they were caught reselling tickets for a profit.

A spokesperson for Sports Hub said that while no one is authorised to resell tickets for the Ed Sheeran shows, its investigation concluded that all tickets for the two dates were purchased within transaction limits.

“While we treat such allegations seriously, we have every confidence in the integrity of our staff and systems,” the venue tells Channel NewsAsia.


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