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Basketball fans to be refunded following Marvel Stadium fiasco

TEG Live has agreed to refund over Aus$5m (£2.5m/€2.8m/$3.1m) to around 5,000 fans who bought approximately 20,000 tickets for last August’s basketball games between Australia and the USA at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium.

TEG Live promoted three games in Australia involving the USA, with two games held at Marvel Stadium on August 22 and August 24, and a further fixture held at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on August 26. It marked the first time that Marvel Stadium had been used as a basketball venue.

A number of fans complained after the USA team did not feature top stars such as Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis and Paul George, who withdrew through injury. Further complaints were made by fans who claimed they were left unsighted due to a poorly thought out seating plan at Marvel Stadium.

Head to our sister site TheTicketingBusiness.com for the full story.

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