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Kent County Cricket Club warn of almost £50,000 in lost ticket revenue for Vitality Blast if seats go to waste

Kent say they will miss out on almost £50,000 in ticket revenue in the Vitality Blast if the number of unused tickets matches their County Championship game with Northamptonshire.

The county revealed about 30 per cent of tickets claimed by members and season ticket holders on days one, three and four against Northants went to waste.

Kent have encouraged fans to inform them if they can't take up tickets Picture: Andy Jones
Kent have encouraged fans to inform them if they can't take up tickets Picture: Andy Jones

If those figures are replicated in this week's Blast home games at Canterbury, this will prevent at least 1,300 fans buying tickets who can make it, and see Kent miss out on vital income to the tune of almost £50,000.

“We urge any members that have booked Vitality Blast tickets and do not intend to use them to contact the club as soon as possible, so that they may be made available to their fellow supporters,” a Kent statement said.

Kent are running at reduced capacity in line with Covid protocols, so every seat counts.

They start their Blast campaign with home games against Hampshire on Wednesday, Middlesex on Friday and Gloucestershire on Sunday.

Chief executive Simon Storey said: “There is an enormous amount of work going on behind the scenes to ensure that as many supporters as possible can safely watch the Kent Spitfires in action.

"We are continuing to work hard to increase capacity up to the maximum allowable under current restrictions of 25 per cent or 1,500 for the start of the Vitaility Blast campaign.

"As and when additional tickets become available, we will announce this on our website and in social media.”

Members who have booked tickets but can’t attend should email members@kentcricket.co.uk with their name, Invicta number and the match or matches in question.

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