Did you see this article in the News and Observer? Yes there were a lot of empty seats especially in the lower seats which had the best views. When we left last week, the Olympic committee had opened up some seats to folks wanting to purchase tickets on line. If I were an athlete, it would be sad to look up to empty seats when you have worked so long and hard. McDonald’s took us to two events. We heard that tickets to the swimming event ran about $400 for a ticket.