Mum's fury over stadium snub

A MOTHER is today outraged after she was refused a family ticket to a sporting event even though she was with her sister and children.

A MOTHER is today outraged after she was refused a family ticket to a sporting event even though she was with her sister and children.

Jane Gednydecided to take her two daughters, Charlotte, 12, and Jasmine, eight, and visiting sister, Helen Berry, to Ipswich's Foxhall Stadium to see stock car racing.

However despite apparently qualifying for a family ticket, consisting of two adults and up to three children, a member of staff at the turnstiles refused, claiming that a family ticket must include a man and woman, with children.

Although they ended up paying the full price to go in, Mrs Gedny was dumbfounded by the incident.


You may also want to watch:


The 37-year-old, from Ransom Road, Woodbridge, said: “We were really shocked. It wasn't about the money but the principle.

“My sister came to stay for a week from Warrington and we thought it would be nice to go to see the stock cars with my two children as we used to go when we were younger.”

Most Read

The stadium is run by Spedeworth International which is keen to attract family visitors.

“We looked on their website for prices before we left home to see how much it would cost and noticed a family ticket was available for two adults and up to three children for �34,” said Mrs Gedny.

“When we got there, we were told we were not eligible for the family ticket as Spedeworth's policy is only to allow one woman and one man with children on a family ticket. It doesn't specify this on the board as you walk into the stadium.

“If had gone with my brother instead of my sister, they would have let us in at the reduced rate. As I went with my sister we were discriminated against.

“They clearly see that the only family unit possible is a male and female plus children. It is so presumptuous.”

Spedeworth was unavailable for comment at the time of going to press.

What do you think about this? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

See Star opinion, page four

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus