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Topic # 87155 21-Jul-2011 11:17
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Not that I am particularly interested in rugby, however this caught my eye:

Today we are told that they need to sell 350,000 more tickets to reach 82% of the target.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/5311338/Reputation-at-risk-over-unsold-World-Cup-tickets

The other week, were told that they had sold 900,000 of the target 1,350,000 tickets.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/5227526/Last-Rugby-World-Cup-pool-tickets-for-sale

82% of 1,350,000 is 1,107,000 tickets.

If we take 350,000 off this number we come to 757,000.

There is a bit of a difference between 900 and 757k, two weeks later.

What do you guys reckon?

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  Reply # 496175 21-Jul-2011 11:29
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you have misread the mpore recent article.
The target is 82% of all tickets. i.e. target is 1.35m. total available tickets is 1.5m

"IRB head of Rugby World Cup Kit McConnell said the aim was to sell 82 per cent of all tickets ? a significantly reduced target than the nation of full stadiums predicted just months ago. "



they need to sell 350k more to reach target. 1.35m less 350k = 1m

a few weeks back they had sold 900k. obviosuly between then and now they have sold 100k more.



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  Reply # 496188 21-Jul-2011 11:51
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Aha, I thought I must have misread the total somehow.

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  Reply # 496534 22-Jul-2011 09:05
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Given the scope of it all and the resulting mass of money-grabbery, I wouldn't expect too much transparancy and/or accuracy.

"It'll be like nothing you've ever seen". So, it won't be like a rugby game then?




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