Final day of Paralympic ticket applications- 26 Sep 2011 00:00:00
Applications for London 2012 Paralympic Games tickets close at 6pm on Monday 26th September – twelve months before more than 4,000 athletes from around the world compete in 20 Paralympic sports across 19 venues.
Approximately 2 million tickets are available to the public between now and Games-time, with 1.5 million being available in the current phase, which closes today.
As with Olympic Games tickets, the system is not first come first served and there is no advantage to applying earlier in the process.
Tickets for oversubscribed sessions will be allocated via a ballot, and payment will be taken by 31st October 2011 – a notification of whether applications have been successful will be sent by 18th November 2011.
There will be over 300 sessions across the 20 Paralympic sports including those within the Olympic Park, plus ExCeL, Greenwich Park, The Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, North Greenwich Arena, The Mall and, outside London, Brands Hatch, Eton Dorney and Weymouth and Portland.
When the application window was opened earlier this month, LOCOG chair Sebastian Coe said: ‘The Paralympic Games are coming home in 2012 and I’m confident that the whole country will get behind them. Alongside the Games come a whole range of opportunities’.
‘People will have the chance to see sport like never before, with world class athletes who challenge the notion of “disability”; it’s a huge opportunity for Paralympic sport to become part of the nation’s consciousness and finally, it will be a moment of extraordinary pride. A fitting end to what promises to be an amazing summer’.
Ticket prices were announced earlier this year with a wide range of prices and ticket initiatives on offer.
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.