NTU explains situation ticket sales

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Problems with the ticket sale for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest kept some awake for sure! The NTU press officer explains the situation upon our request, as esctoday.com strongly supports a clear procedure with fair chances for everyone.

“On 21st of March it was a technical problem on which we couldn't influent. It is not true that tickets for local market were available on 21st of March. They'll be available only on 25th of April.On 25th of March, a company called PORTMONE, which is responsible for money transfe,r wasn't able to circulate a huge amount of those who wanted to buy tickets. There were much more reservations than tickets”, Markovic said.

According to NTU, the host broadcaster and responsible organisation for the ticket sale, the ticket system works like this:

1. You are filling the form and paying.
2. If you are not paying, but just reserving, ticket company Olvia is sending you back your form (during next three days) with a link to a site where you can pay your ticket.
3. If you haven't payed the ticket during this three days than you are out and someone else is taking your place. A lot of people are just on waiting list. All of those who have booked the tickets will have the opportunity to buy them. This explains why sometimes there were a few tickets available for the semifinal and final, as they became available as soon as the three-day period expired.

Sold tickets so far

– Tickets for sale online for the 1st rehearsal of the semifinal – 2560
– Tickets for sale online for the 2nd rehearsal of the semifinal – 2400
– Tickets for sale online for the 3rd rehearsal of the semifinal – 2139
– Tickets for sale online for the 1st rehearsal of the final – 2843
– Tickets for sale online for the 2nd rehearsal of the final – 2203
– Tickets for sale online for the 3rd rehearsal of the final – 2390
– Tickets for sale online of the semifinal – 2766
– Tickets for sale online for the final – 2248

Sold/paid tickets on 29th March

A total number of 2907 tickets has been paid on the 29th of March, 2107 have booked and remain booked until the actual payment. These are the figures of 29th of March (and NOT the actual ones), at least showing that tickets have been spread over several countries.

United Kingdom – 874
Ukraine – 824
Germany – 270
USA – 190
Russia – 120
Greece – 109
Spain – 106
France – 61
Sweden – 61
Israel – 60
Belgium – 54
Netherlands – 40
Canada – 37
Estonia – 22
Croatia – 15
Latvia – 11
Lithuania – 10
Cyprus – 9
Portugal – 9
Austria – 9
Serbia & Montenegro – 6
Czech Republic – 5
Kazahstan – 5

Tickets for the rehearsals are still available, those for the final and the semifinal itself are unfortunately sold out.

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