The application process closes at 6pm on 26 September 2011.
- Evening sessions for Track Cycling and Swimming are oversubscribed at higher price categories – the first time that a Paralympic Games will have oversubscribed applications for individual events
- Still good availability across sports in the Olympic Park – including those at lower price categories in Cycling and Swimming – as well as ExCeL, Eton Dorney, Greenwich Park and Brands Hatch
- Evening sessions for Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Rugby also proving popular
- £20.12 tickets for Opening and Closing Ceremony oversubscribed
Applications for tickets can be made at www.tickets.london2012.com until 26 September 2011 or via a postal application using the London 2012 Paralympic Ticketing Guide which can be found in Lloyds TSB branches in England and Wales, Bank of Scotland branches in Scotland and public libraries in Northern Ireland. In recognition of Visa's longstanding support of the Paralympic Games, only Visa (debit, credit and prepaid) can be used to purchase tickets online. Payment for postal applications can be made by cheque and postal order.
LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe said, “It is great news that one year out we can say that for the first time in Paralympic Games history, some sessions will be oversubscribed, but there are still lots of opportunities to be part of London 2012. There are great prices and of course tickets include a Games Travelcard, making them even better value.
The Paralympic Games offer world class sport at world class venues – plus with ParalympicsGB aiming to emulate their spectacular success at the last Games, there will be some memorable British sporting moments to be part of. The application process is open until 26 September, so now is your best chance.”
Prices start at £10 for adults and £5 for those who are 16 or under and 60 or over on 29 August 2012. Tickets for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will start at £20.12 with a top end price of £500 for the Opening Ceremony. A Games Travelcard, for use on the day of the event on public transport in zones 1-9 in London and for travel between London and Eton Dorney and Brands Hatch, is included within the price of a ticket.
Different types of tickets are available for the Paralympic Games. Tickets to a specific session will guarantee entry to specific sport sessions either on a general admission basis or in reserved seats. General admission means spectators will choose their seat on arrival at the venue on a first come, first served basis.
Day passes will be available, enabling spectators to see a range of sports taking place in the Olympic Park, ExCeL or The Royal Artillery Barracks on that day on a general admission basis. This will enable spectators to see a selection of different sports – from Wheelchair Tennis, Wheelchair Rugby, Goalball, 5-a-side Football, Wheelchair Basketball and 7-a-side Football in the Olympic Park; Judo, Table Tennis, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Fencing, Boccia and Powerlifting at ExCeL and Archery or Shooting at The Royal Artillery Barracks. Tickets for Athletics, Cycling, Swimming and some finals of other sports will be sold on a reserved seating basis only.
Group Organiser tickets will also be available, with group organisers who apply for 20 tickets or more per session and are allocated tickets receiving additional tickets at no extra charge. A group organiser applying for 20 tickets would receive two extra tickets at no extra charge, an application of 30 tickets would revive a total of 33 tickets and so on up to an application for 50 tickets, which would receive 55.
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There is one domestic Tier One Paralympic Games Partner, Sainsbury’s and one domestic Tier Three Paralympic Supplier, Otto Bock.
The Worldwide Olympic Partners signed up for London 2012 are Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos, Dow Chemical Company, GE, McDonald’s, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung and Visa.
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