Prices for 2012 Paralympic Games Revealed
May 11, 2011
Organisers of the London 2012 Paralympics have claimed more than half of the two million tickets for next summers games will cost £10 (US$16.5) or less while more than 95 per cent of tickets – for the 20 sports – will cost £50 ($82.5) or less, rx and 75 per cent will be £20 ($33) or below.
Opening and closing ceremony tickets start at £20.12 ($33.21) and go up to £500 ($825) for the event at which over 4,200 athletes from 150 nations will take part from 29 August to 9 September 2012. Applications open in September.
Tickets are significantly cheaper than those for the Olympic Games, which range from £20 ($33) to £2,012 ($3,320), and saw about 1.8 million people apply for 6.6 million tickets.
The Paralympic Games will be staged in many of the Olympic venues, including the Olympic stadium (athletics), aquatics centre (swimming) and velodrome (cycling), as well as the likes of Eton Dorney (rowing), Weymouth (sailing) and Greenwich Park (equestrian para-dressage).
The Olympic Park will also stage the five-a-side and seven-a-side football at the Olympic hockey centre and goalball at the Olympic handball arena, as well as wheelchair rugby and wheelchair basketball at the Olympic basketball arena, although some basketball will also be held at the North Greenwich Arena.
The ExCel exhibition centre in the Docklands will host boccia, judo, sitting volleyball, wheelchair fencing, table tennis and powerlifting while the wheelchair tennis events will be staged at Eton Manor and the archery and shooting will both be held at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich.