The RFL have released two statements after fans were able to buy tickets for next week’s Challenge Cup Final for free with a code.
Fans had taken to social media to share that if they used this code, they could get their tickets for free. However, it turns out that they were supposed to be for NHS workers through the Tickets for Good scheme.
Anyone know why if you enter the code GOOD100 on the RFL ticketing website for the Challenge Cup final you can get tickets for free (well, a £2 booking fee) pic.twitter.com/aWzAFMiT1q
— ᴀᴀʀᴏɴ ʙᴏᴡᴇʀ (@AaronBower) May 22, 2022
On the other hand, there were also supporters unhappy that they had paid for their tickets.
However, the RFL have since come out and said that the tickets were intended for NHS workers. They also said that anybody who had bought those tickets who did not qualify, would have those tickets cancelled.
The statement said: “In reference to comments about tickets being made available for Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next weekend. A limited number, less than 200, have been made available through Tickets for Good to allow NHS staff to attend the event. We do the same with the troops.
“Anyone who has claimed these tickets, but is not entitled to them via being registered for Tickets for Good, will have their tickets cancelled next week.”
Challenge Cup Final tickets to go back out to those who can apply
Around three hours after that statement appeared on the official Challenge Cup Twitter page, another statement appeared. It explained the process in more detail and that the error would be corrected.
They added: “The RFL is proud to be able to make almost 200 tickets available to NHS workers to enjoy our game. We know the vast majority of the rugby league family will join us in welcoming them and this initiative.
“The organisation managing this for us (and other sports) has a registration process that checks the credentials of all applicants. The small number of non-NHS workers who have used the link in error will be corrected at the second stage. Their tickets will be cancelled and made available again to the rightful recipients.”