London 2012 announces Paralympic Games ticket prices

11th May 2011
London 2012 announces Paralympic Games ticket prices

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) today published its prices for Paralympic Games tickets, with more than half of the two million tickets available priced at £10 or less.

Paralympic Games ticket applications are open between September 9th and 30th 2011.

More than 95 per cent of the tickets will be priced at £50 or less, with 75 per cent at £20 or less. Tickets for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies start at £20.12, with a top price of £500 for the Opening Ceremony.

The Paralympic Games takes place between August 29th and September 9th 2012, with 20 sports taking place at 19 venues. Tickets go on sale on the London 2012 ticketing website from September 9th 2011, with applications accepted until September 30th.

Ticketing initiatives

A number of ticketing initiatives have been designed to make the Games as accessible as possible for all spectators.

‘Group Organiser’ tickets are available in sessions with a ticket limit of 20 or more, and will allow groups who apply for 20 tickets or more per session to receive 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 receive 33 tickets, and so on up to a Group Organiser applying for 50 tickets receiving a total of 55 tickets.

Special day passes have also been developed which will enable ticket holders to see a range of sports in the Olympic Park or at ExCeL on that day on a general admission basis.

Tickets for spectators who will be under 16 or over 60 on August 29th 2012 will start from just £5, while a London Travelcard is included within the price of tickets for the day of the event.

LOCOG chief executive Paul Deighton commented: “The Paralympic Games will light up London with quite simply brilliant sport next year.

“The UK is the spiritual home of the Paralympic movement and with superb medal prospects for ParalympicsGB, we believe that the British public will come out in their thousands to watch.

“We have created a fair pricing structure, which we hope will encourage people to come along and create fantastic atmospheres at our venues.”

Wheelchair spaces will be available in all price categories for every Paralympic sport, and the price of these tickets will include a companion seat next to it.

Applicants who are deaf or have a hearing impairment, visually impaired people or people with limited mobility can indicate additional requirements.

The London 2012 ‘Ticketcare’ scheme will also feature, whereby any successful ticket applicant with high dependency care needs can apply for an additional ticket for their carer or PA.

You can start planning your Paralympic Games experience now by downloading the Paralympic Games daily competition schedule and ticket prices here.


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