▲ KUC’s statement on its ticket sales. Provided by KUC Facebook page.
On May 16, Korea University Cheerleaders (KUC) posted an official statement on the ticketing process for Ipselenti—Jiya Hamsung on its Facebook page. KUC changed the time and method of ticket sales just a day before selling the tickets, causing complaints about KUC’s inept management of the situation from many students.
Ticketing for Ipselenti is divided into two periods: group ticketing and individual ticketing. As usual, KUC initially sold tickets for groups, including departments, independent colleges and organizations such as alumni association. However, this year’s ticket sales volume for groups—20,918 tickets—far exceeded that of last year. Such unexpected circumstance resulted a great chaos between students during individual ticketing period. Moreover, KUC’s original announcement that it will start distributing tickets from 10:00 A.M. changed to noon, but the change was not well informed, adding on to the confusion among students. Due to shortage of tickets, students waited in line even before the sales began, with some students even cutting in line. To solve such a problem, KUC planned to implement a lottery system for the last day of ticket sales, but students expressed frustration towards another abrupt change.
KUC apologized for inadequate management of ticket sales and promised that it will be doing its best to prepare for the awaited event. KUC is expected to keep transparency in their financial management.