LOCOG Release £1 Olympic Park Tickets
By Community | August 22, 2012
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has announced that 100,000 non-event tickets for the Olympic Park have gone on sale for the Paralympic Games, with tickets starting at £1.
Although the tickets will not allow access to the sporting venues within the Park, ticket holders will be able to watch the events on the big screen and “experience the atmosphere of the Park.”
The tickets going on sale are for various days throughout the Paralympic Games and will cost £5 for adults and £1 for young people under the age of 16 and those over the age of 60.
Tickets can only be bought through the London 2012 website and wheelchair users can purchase tickets by calling 0844 847 2012.
Seb Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee said: ‘I’m thrilled that we can give even more people the opportunity to experience the Olympic Park, soak up the atmosphere and perhaps catch some Paralympic action on the big screen.
“We wanted to give as many people as possible the opportunity to visit the Olympic Park and releasing more tickets is part of this commitment.’
LOCOG has encouraged all customers who are purchasing tickets to select the ‘print at home’ option, to enable them to avoid potentially long queues at ticket box offices.
In recognition of Visa’s longstanding support of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, only Visa (debit, credit and prepaid) can be used to purchase tickets.
Approximately 2.3m tickets have now been sold for the Paralympic Games, which is more than any previous Paralympic Games.