London 2012 to Take Payment for Paralympic Tickets by End of October
October 17, 2011
The London 2012 organising committee (Locog) will hit their target of completing the process of taking payment for Paralympic tickets by the end of October it has confirmed.
Ballots have now been completed across 117 price categories in 80 sessions. On 18 October, Locog will begin taking payments from Visa cards and cashing cheques and postal orders.
It is anticipated that more than 100,000 people will be allocated approximately 800,000 tickets to the Paralympic Games, meaning nine out of 10 applicants are likely to receive some or all of the tickets they applied for.
Locog CEO Paul Deighton said: ‘We were thrilled by the response to Paralympic Games tickets and since the application process closed our teams have been working hard to run the required ballots, ready to begin the process of taking payments and allocating tickets. We are on track to complete payments by the end of the month ready to inform people what tickets they have by 18 November.’
The application process for London 2012 Paralympic Games tickets ran between 9–26 September and saw unprecedented interest, with 116,000 people making applications for over 1.1 million tickets.
The remaining Paralympic Games tickets will go on sale on a first come, first served basis later this year