Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 December 2014

Wrestling-mad family told they need ticket for baby

An Ulster family who were looking forward to this weekend's WWE wrestling spectacular are furious after being told they would have to buy another ticket for their five-month-old baby.

David and Sharon Sneddon from Lurgan bought four tickets for themselves and their two special needs children as a treat and were planning on taking their five-month-old daughter to the show when they were told by Box Office staff earlier this week that they would have to buy another ticket for the baby.

The Sneddons' 11-year-old autistic son Kyle is a big fan of WWE and was looking forward to spending the evening with his parents and sisters.

Mrs Sneddon said she was stunned to be told they would have to buy another ticket. The family claim they have never had to buy a ticket for an infant before at the entertainment complex.

" Toni-Anna is only five months old. To say she needs a seat is ridiculous," she said.

"Every time we have been to the Odyssey we have never had to buy a ticket for a baby.

"When I phoned to check, the woman said it was not their rule, it was the WWE."

An Odyssey spokesman confirmed the ruling was set by the promoter, not them.

" Unfortunately WWE rules are that everyone must have a ticket for admission," he explained. "We have to go with the promoter's guidelines. We have no policy. It actually varies from event to event."

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