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S.F. McCartney fans petition for refunds after concert traffic nightmare

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For anyone who got stuck in the horrible traffic jam outside of Paul McCartney's Aug. 14 Candlestick Park show in San Francisco and was hoping to get a refund of their tickets, there may a glimmer of hope yet, according to a story Aug. 27 on SF Weekly.com. A petition has been started on Change.org demanding refunds because of the parking situation that kept thousands of people with tickets from getting a parking space and who were forced to leave the show without getting in. Two hundred and eighty fans had signed the petition as of Thursday afternoon, which is addressed to the city's mayor, Ed Lee.

“We believe that a FULL REFUND should be given to the 5,000 plus people who purchased Paul McCartney 2014 OUT THERE TOUR tickets at Candlestick Park and could not get in.

“On August 14th, 2014, thousands of people were stuck outside the stadium in a grid-lock. Hard working people who paid handsomely and traveled far. Gregg Perloff & Another Planet Entertainment as well as SF Mayor Ed Lee should be held accountable for the negligent lack of planning for this event.

“Concert Organizers and the City of San Francisco should fulfill their responsibility to provide adequate access to the event. It is unethical for them to profit from sales of this event when they were unable to competently manage access.”

Previously, CBS San Francisco at KPIX 5 had reported last week that promoter Another Planet Entertainment said that generally they were not giving refunds. The company was contacted by KPIX5 ConsumerWatch at the request of several fans who didn't get into the show. KPIX said the company had been criticized for not having a plan to accommodate the huge number of cars expected for the historic show.

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