London 2012 Announce Tickets Available for Testing Series Events

May 27, 2011

The London 2012 ‘London Prepares’ sports testing programme starting this summer has launched ticket sales on a first come, first served basis to the general public via Ticketmaster.

The series was organised in order to test key aspects of the operations ahead of next year’s Games – such as results, scoring and timing systems, the fields of play, the venues and the people who will be working to ensure the Games run smoothly.

There are tickets available for some of the events offering the public a great opportunity to be among the first to experience world-class sporting action at a London 2012 venue, including;

– Hadleigh Farm Mountain Bike International: 31 July 2011, Hadleigh Farm, Essex.

– Visa FIVB Beach Volleyball International: 9-14 August 2011, Horse Guards Parade, London.

– London International Basketball Invitational: 16-21 August 2011, Basketball Arena, Olympic Park.

– UCI BMX Supercross World Cup 2011 – London: 19-20 August 2011, BMX Track, Olympic Park.

Tickets are now on sale, priced between US$8 and $57 using Visa cards only.

London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe said: “These events provide us with vital opportunities to test our venues, but also test our staff, our technologies and planning assumptions.

“They will also provide people with a fantastic opportunity to see some world class sport in these venues ahead of the Games – a snapshot of what is to come next year.

“These events are a huge stepping stone for us, helping us to prepare for and iron out any creases ahead of the greatest show on earth next year.”