CEO of the Roger Federer Foundation Janine Händel has responded to some of the anger surrounding next February's 'Match in Africa' between sportsmen Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Thousands of tennis fans raised concern when they failed to obtain tickets as they were sold out within 10 minutes.
Fans were allowed a maximum of six tickets each.
SOLD OUT - Due to high demand, tickets for the much-anticipated Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal 'The Match in Africa for the benefit of the Roger Federer Foundation’ are sold out. Tickets sold out in just over 10 minutes.— Computicket (@Computicket) September 4, 2019
In store tickets that were available, are also sold out. pic.twitter.com/h6nYoCzLt4
She says the process was monitored.
I can assure you we were physically in the steering technical room of these ticket platforms in order to really watch carefully what was happening. We were surprised how smoothly the process technically was going. People were queuing many minutes before 9:00.— Janine Händel, CEO - Roger Federer Foundation
She says over 40 000 tickets were sold.
We only have seating for 48,000. So there are many technical places which we cannot sell for that view and, of course, there are some tickets reserved for sponsoring and other commitments but there were more than 40,000 tickets going on sale this morning.— Janine Händel, CEO - Roger Federer Foundation
I deeply regret that the stadium does not have a capacity of 100,000 even though that would not go with watching tennis.— Janine Händel, CEO - Roger Federer Foundation
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