London: Half a million tickets for Olympic soccer matches have been withdrawn and stadium capacities reduced due to a lack of take-up, Games organisers said on Tuesday.
Organisers will reduce capacities across venues by closing tiers of stadiums or whole sections of a ground.
Even after the reduction, 250,000 soccer tickets are still available with a further 200,000 set to be put up for sale before the Games begin on July 27.
Games chief Seb Coe defended the move and said soccer ticket sales compared favourably with previous Olympics....more
09:08 PM, Jul 17, 2012