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More Tickets For London 2012 Paralympics To Go On Sale Next Month

November 15, 2011

Great news!

Remaining tickets for the London 2012 Paralympic Games will go on sale on a first-come first-served basis at 1300 GMT on 2 December, organisers say.

Track cycling and wheelchair rugby have sold out, but tickets are available for athletics, wheelchair basketball, swimming and equestrian events.

Tickets range from £10 to £45, while those for children and seniors cost £5.

Some 800,000 tickets were allocated to 100,000 people through September’s initial public application phase.

Tickets are available on each day of the Paralympics, which run from 29 August to 9 September.

They can be bought online or over the phone on 0844 847 2012. Would-be spectators will have to use a Visa card for any purchase.

‘Amazing athletes’

When international and sponsor sales are taken into account, more than 1m tickets have been sold to next year’s Paralympics. Sir Philip Craven, president of the International Paralympic Committee, said the unprecedented take-up underlined the growing appeal of Paralympic sport.

Paul Deighton, chief executive of London 2012 organiser Locog, said: “Those lucky enough to get hold of one of these remaining tickets will get the chance to witness amazing athletes and sport like never before.”

After the December tranche, further tickets will be released in April.

Ticket allocation for the Olympics earlier this year angered thousands of members of the public who were left empty-handed as the opening and closing ceremonies, athletics and cycling sold out.

Many more people applied than got tickets, leading to disappointment and frustration at a system in which applicants were told money would leave their accounts before they were notified which events they had been allocated.

This led to days of limbo before applicants knew whether they had any tickets, and if so, which ones.

Locog says some 3.5m Olympics tickets have now been sold to 850,000 people, and the majority of events are now sold out.

Some 1.5m football tickets will go back on sale from 11am on 29 November.

And Locog estimates that up to 1m more tickets will be made available next year as the exact number of seats becomes clearer from contingency, returns and the fitting out of venues.

 

 

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