Elgin will probe ticket fiasco

Elgin City have promised a full investigation into the
postponement of their clash with Rangers following a board meeting
on Saturday.

The televised match, which was set to be played on Sunday at
lunchtime, was called off on Friday after too many tickets were
sold.

Moray Council, Grampian Police and the Scottish Football League
took the joint decision to postpone the fixture at Borough Briggs
on safety grounds after it emerged that at least 1,100 extra
tickets had been sold.

Fans have been assured they will be given a full refund but,
naturally, tickets issued for Sunday’s game will not be valid for
the re-arranged date, which has yet to be announced.

A statement from Elgin read: “Following a meeting of the Elgin
City board this morning, we can confirm that a full investigation
into the over-sale of tickets for the postponed match this Sunday
against Rangers is ongoing.

“The club officials are working closely with Grampian Police,
the local authority and the Scottish Football League to establish
the full facts in this matter.

“We would ask all fans to note that tickets issued for the game
due to be played on Sunday 25th November 2012 will not be valid for
the re-scheduled date.

“The club advises that those holding tickets issued by Elgin
City return these to the club for a full refund.

“Tickets purchased via Rangers FC for this match should contact
the Rangers ticket office.

“Elgin City FC office will be open to refund tickets on Monday
26th and Tuesday 27th November during the hours of 12.30pm to
2.30pm and 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

“The club are aware that not all fans will be able to attend at
these times but would assure all ticket holders that the process
will be ongoing during normal office hours until all monies have
been refunded.

“New ticketing arrangements will be announced in due course once
a rescheduled date has been announced by the Scottish Football
League.

“Once again Elgin City Football Club wishes to apologise
sincerely to all fans and the local community for the postponement
of this game.”