Lots of empty seats at London Olympics
POSTED: Monday, July 30, 2012 - 8:30am
UPDATED: Monday, July 30, 2012 - 8:34am
NBC News — British leaders are weighing in on the high amount of empty seats at some of the Olympic events. The empty seat problem is being blamed on corporate ticket holders not showing up and sporting officials who are given free seats to attend the matches.
Game organizers say they'll combat the problem by making the official zones smaller and by offering soldiers and their families a seat in the empty areas. London mayor Boris Johnson mentioned the Sydney Olympics having similar problems that were dealt with as the games went on.