Beshear announces ticket refund 6 weeks after canceled tennis tournament

Beshear announces ticket refund 6 weeks after canceled tennis tournament

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky's Attorney General says fans who purchased tickets to a tennis tournament scheduled for this past summer that was later canceled will receive "significant restitution."

The Louisville International Open was scheduled to be held August 22-27 at the Louisville Boat Club.

Attorney General Andy Beshear and Steve Simon, CEO of the World Tennis Association, made the announcement during an afternoon news conference in Louisville.

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In total, ticketholders will be refunded nearly $465,000 with more than $451,300 coming from the WTA. The additional $12,890 will come from IMG Tickets for monies that were charged for credit card and processing fees.

Full refunds will be given for 2,215 tickets sold to individuals. That amount totals nearly $95,750, many who bought multiple tickets. The refunds also include processing fees charged by IMG Tickets.

If you were one of the estimated 42 fans that purchased a "Founders Circle" membership you will share in a prorated amount expected to be 65 to 70 percent of the membership cost. The percentage will depend on the number of ticket customers who choose be part of the settlement.

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Beshear said ticketholders will receive a direct refund from IMG Tickets. Fans who purchased Founders Circle packages will receive a letter and claim form in the mail within 30 days from the Attorney General's office. They will need to return the claim form to the office for a refund.

If you purchased a Founders Circle membership but do not get a letter and form by Nov. 15, contact the Attorney General's Office of Consumer Protection at 502-696-5389.

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