More Paralympic Tickets Now on Sale

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With less than two weeks to go to the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has released a further 45,000 Paralympic tickets for sale alongside the 20,000 tickets currently available for the Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

(PRWEB) August 18, 2012

With less than two weeks to go to the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has released a further 45,000 Paralympic tickets for sale alongside the 20,000 tickets currently available for the Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

A record 2.2 million tickets have been sold to date, with 2.5 million expected to be made available in total.

Seb Coe, LOCOG Chair said: “After the nation took the Olympic Games and TeamGB to their hearts in such a spectacular way, it is no surprise that they look set to do the same for ParalympicsGB and the Paralympic Games. We are working flat out to stage a memorable Paralympic Games and I’m delighted that the enthusiasm and support for our Games from the UK shows no sign of wavering. ”

Paralympic tickets are on sale at http://www.tickets.london2012.com. Prices start at just £10 (£5 for young people and seniors).

The majority of the tickets put on sale today are for Athletics. 25,000 of these have been made available, as well as smaller numbers of Wheelchair Basketball, Track Cycling, Equestrian and Rowing tickets. Athletics ticket prices at the Paralympic Games range from £10 to a top price £45, or just £5 for young people and seniors.

Remaining Paralympic tickets will become available over the coming days as the venue seating plans are finalised over the transition period. In some cases seats can only be made available on a day by day and session by session basis, meaning approximately 100,000 of these tickets will be released during the Games.

There are four general types of tickets to the Paralympic Games.

Reserved seating means that each individual ticket is assigned a specific seat in the venue and only the ticket holder may occupy the seat. This seating type applies to Athletics, Track Cycling, Swimming and the medal event sessions in some other sports.

General admission seating means that you can choose your seat on arrival at the venue on a first come, first served basis – and of course where tickets are bought for a specific session on this basis there will always be enough capacity to seat all ticketholders. Apart from some finals, this ticket type applies for Rowing, Equestrian, Road Cycling, ExCeL sports, Archery, Shooting, Wheelchair Basketball and other Olympic Park sports not included above.

An Olympic Park Day Pass gives access to all sports in the Park on a given day other than Athletics, Cycling, Swimming and the finals of some other sports. These sports include Goalball, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Tennis, 5 a side Football and 7 a side Football.

An ExCeL Day Pass gives access to all ExCeL sports on a given day, other than Sitting Volleyball finals. The sports are Table Tennis, Judo, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Fencing, Powerlifting and Boccia.

These £10 Day Passes are tickets exclusive to the Paralympic Games which enable spectators to view several Paralympic sports on the same day, either in the Olympic Park or ExCeL on a general admission, first come, first served basis. This requires seats to be available across the venues to enable people to move from sport to sport which means that seats may appear to be empty for periods of time during a session but will be used throughout the day.