Asian Cup organisers move to quell late ticket fears

The Asian Cup Local Organising Committee has moved to alleviate concerns over the late arrival of tickets which were expected to be delivered months ago.

Many supporters still haven’t received their tickets, despite being told upon initial on-sale purchase in May that collection or delivery would take place in September by event ticketing company Ticketek.

The 2015 AFC Asian Cup starts in just over 40 days, with Australia taking on Kuwait in the opener in Melbourne on January 9.

In recent weeks, many fans have expressed concern and frustration on social media about the late arrival of tickets purchased months ago, with the September timeframe pushed back several times.

However, an Asian Cup LOC spokesperson moved to alleviate the concerns.

“Fans who haven’t received their tickets should do so in the coming 10 days,” the spokesperson told FourFourTwo.

“All tickets have now been processed and are being shipped, but take 7-10 business days once lodged.”

Over the past week, many fans have expressed their relief on social media after receiving their tickets.