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Tickets Are Still Available for Torch Relay Event in Stoke Park

Published on: 19 Jul, 2012
Updated on: 19 Jul, 2012

Tickets were on offer this morning (Thursday, July 19), for the Celebrating the London 2012 Torch event taking place at Stoke Park tomorrow.

Signboard outside the Star pub offering tickets to the Olympic Torch event in Stoke Park.

This is despite an announcement in May that all tickets had been snapped up within four hours of being released to the public.

The Star pub in Quarry Street, Guildford, has been allocated up to 40 tickets that have been secured by its owners, the brewers and pub chain Shepherd Neame, based in Faversham, Kent.

The Star in Quarry Street, Guildford.

To get a ticket, all customers have to do is buy two 330ml bottles of Coca Cola for £2.15 each. Coca Cola is one of the main sponsors of the London 2012 Olympics.

When the pub opened on Thursday morning it had about six tickets from its allocation left. The pub confirmed that it had had a good deal of inquiries once the sign board was placed outside and details went on its Facebook site.

Ticket to the Celebrating the London 2012 Olympic Torch event being organised by Guildford Borough Council.

It is also believed that the Britannia in Millmead, another Guildford pub owned by Shepheard Neame, also had an allocation of tickets.

The Celebrating the London 2012 Olympic Torch events in Stoke Park runs from 2pm to 10pm. It is being presented by Guildford Borough Council. It will include cauldron-lighting from the Olympic Torch when it arrives, a live performance by pop band Rizzle Kicks, local entertainment, family activities, food and drink and an exciting stage show.

Members of the public were invited to apply for tickets from 8am on Friday, May 18, by phoning or going online to Ticketmaster, who the borough council used as its agent to issue the tickets. Although tickets were free, a £1 admin fee was charged by Ticketmaster.

It was soon announced that within four hours all tickets had been snapped up. Information supplied ahead of the tickets going on offer stated that up to 25,000 people would be expected to attend the celebratory event.

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