The announcement comes with just over one year to go until the start of the Paralympic Games, on 29 August. The ticket application process opens between 9 September and 26 September 2011.
The Paralympic Games schedule contains full details of the 11 days of
competition, including the times and venues for over 300 sessions across 20 sports in
Tickets will go on sale from 9am on 9 September 2011 at www.tickets.london2012.com. As with Olympic Games tickets, applications are made for tickets and if sessions are oversubscribed, they will be allocated via a ballot.
LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe said: ‘For 12 days in the summer of 2012, the eyes of the world will be focused on the Paralympic Games in London. By applying for tickets, people can enjoy the unique passion, drama and emotion of the Paralympic Games and see sport like never before.
‘With the competition schedule, we want to give the public a chance to have a think about which tickets they would like to apply for and start planning their Games. The superstars of Paralympic sport are coming to the UK next year and no one should miss out on the action.’
The day before tickets go on sale, London will play host to International
Trafalgar Square. This event, taking place on 8 September, will be an
opportunity for the
public to experience first-hand the inspiration and excitement that the
Paralympic Games will bring to the UK and London next year.
An accessible Paralympic Games
Ticket prices were announced earlier this year and will see a third of tickets priced at £5, half of tickets priced at £10 or less and three quarters of tickets priced at £20 or less. A Group Organiser scheme has been created which will see large groups receive additional tickets at no extra charge, while day pass tickets will also be available, enabling people to see more than one sport in a day.
LOCOG is also committed to making sure that the London 2012
Games will be the most accessible possible and that everyone has the
opportunity to be involved.
Sir Philip Craven, the International Paralympic Committee President, said: ‘The London 2012 Paralympic Games will quite simply be "sport like never before". Our elite athletes will captivate billions around the world, will inspire millions, and ultimately lead to societal change and help alter perceptions of what can be achieved by a person with an impairment.'
Channel 4, the official broadcaster of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, will be bringing the public the very best of the action all day every day. BBC Radio 5 live will also provide extensive coverage next summer having been awarded radio rights to the Games.
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