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Ashes Series

wales
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Ashes Series

We are two families from the UK who planned on travelling to Australia for the cricket, our plan was to spend a week in Perth,5 days in Melbourne and 1 week in Sydney. Do we go ahead and book our holiday and hope that we get tickets for the cricket, or do we wait until we know what tickets the english surporters will be allocated? Finding accommodation in Sydney over New Year is almost impossible, with the decent hotels saying they aren't releasing rooms until July. Any thoughts? Also we would be grateful if someone could let us know that if we DO get tickets for the cricket what the price is likely to be?

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sydney,aust.
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Believe it or not you will find a reasonable assessment of the situation from the uk perspective at..

http://www.barmyarmy.com/cricket/forum.asp

I would go ahead and book

SCG Test tix cost about 30 quid a day.(standard rate)

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Getting tickets may be the hardest job. Check out my post from yesterday which is back on about page 3 now.

As for the games, they are expecting to break the one day attendance record on Boxing Day, the new look MCG can now hold 100,000 plus again and it could be full for that day at the cricket, you could be part of history if you can get tickets...imagine saying that a ground can hold 100,000 people for CRICKET and you may not be able to get a ticket. Amazing.

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Further PR from cricket australia...

Key Issues:

How does the cricket family process work?

Easily. Anybody, doesn’t matter who, can register any time they like on www.cricket.com.au. When details are ready, we will go out to all of the Australian addresses registered and advise what to do about getting into the ticket queue quickly.

Do you have to be a cricket club member or player to register?

Anybody can register, even if they’ve never been to a game, or never played a game but are interested in supporting Australian cricket in the future.

Existing members of the Australian Cricket Family i.e cricket clubs, state association web site registrants etc will be independently notified about the priority offer but are also encouraged do register at cricket.com.au as well.

What’s to stop English fans/Barmy Army registering and taking all our tickets?

There is nothing to stop anybody anywhere in the world registering. But the first advice, once details are ready, will go to registrants with an Australian address. And there are plenty of seats: notionally, 1.2 million if every 3 mobile Ashes Test goes five days.

What’s to stop people in England registering at an Australian address?

Nothing. But realistically, how many will be able to so do?

What restrictions will there be on people buying heaps of tickets and scalping them or, even worse, giving them to their English relatives?

The details are still being worked out by the State Cricket Associations and their ticketing agencies, but they typically restrict each purchase to a small handful of tickets, large enough to cater for a typical family but too small for a scalper.

How can you guarantee any tickets will be available for the general public (unregistered customers) and overseas customers on 19 June?

There are plenty of seats: notionally 1.2 million if every 3 mobile Ashes Test goes five days and almost another 800,000 for ODI and Twenty20 cricket.

We’re confident everyone who wants to be part of this history-making summer will have an opportunity to do so.

What are the prices/when will prices be announced?

Details are still being worked out with the state cricket associations and venues. Details will be announced when the tickets go on sale.

Cricket Australia’s key message: We are absolutely confident most fans at grounds will be Australians cheering for Australia - - but we also expect and welcome that there will be lots of UK visitors as well. Our message to all: put a circle in your calendar and get in early.