The 2014 Ryder Cup will be attended by more members of the public than any of its predecessors after around 5,000 tickets for each match day were made available through a second sales process.
Ryder Cup Europe imposed a strict deadline on event stakeholders to take up their allocation of ‘Right to Buy’ tickets in order to have enough time to make returns available to members of the public.
That deadline has now passed, and the tickets will be sold to all previously registered applicants who uploaded a photograph in the sales process last year, but who were unsuccessful in securing match day tickets.
Ryder Cup Europe confirmed that people can buy up to four tickets at once, although each ticket can only go to someone with an existing Ryder Cup registration number. This means you must have the details of everyone’s registration number before you try to buy.
Different ticket ‘types’ will be on sale, from single Match Day tickets to multi-day season tickets and full season tickets. However, the terms of sale prevent applicants from buying more than one ticket type.
Richard Hills, Europe’s Ryder Cup Director, said: “We’re delighted to be able to release further tickets to the general public. Those who were unsuccessful in last year’s sales process now have a final opportunity to snap up a Ryder Cup match day ticket.
“Being a member of the Ryder Cup family of stakeholders comes with many benefits, one of which is an allocation of ‘Right to Buy’ tickets. It’s perfectly normal for some to be returned. However, we understand that people need to plan for the event and we did not want to miss the opportunity to release more tickets to the public.
“These are not corporate hospitality tickets or sponsor allocations: the response for corporate hospitality has been excellent, and all sponsor allocations have been used.”
The tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis through online sales at www.rydercup.com, the official Ryder Cup website.
The process will be open from 3pm on Wednesday 26March. No new applicants will be accepted.
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