New Year's Eve Fireworks (2)

MQT on 2016-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2016
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given the popularity of the display and that 106,491 tickets were sold and only 82,000 ticketholders turned up, will you be considering a system where repeated "no-shows" are unable to purchase tickets in future years?



Answer for New Year's Eve Fireworks (2)

Answer for New Year's Eve Fireworks (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No.  Audience members may have a range of reasons for non-attendance at the event. Each ticket purchaser can purchase up to four tickets and cannot be held responsible for the attendance of others in their group. Given that three quarters of ticket purchasers are first-time attendees at the event, this approach would be unlikely to have a significant impact on ticket availability and introducing such a system and integrating it with ticket booking would be difficult and costly.