London 2012 Paralympic Games Tickets To Go Back on Sale

Tickets to go back on sale at 1pm on Friday 2 December on a first come, first served basis. 16 Nov 2011
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The London 2012 stadium celebrates one year to-go to the Paralympic Games.

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‘To have sold over one million tickets worldwide for next year’s Paralympic Games is unprecedented and underlines the growing appeal of Paralympic sport. The chance to see the biggest names in Paralympic sport in some of the best venues does not come round very often and this is an opportunity too good to miss for the British public."

The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that remaining tickets for the London 2012 Paralympic Games will go on sale on a first come, first served basis at 1pm on Friday 2 December 2011.

Following unprecedented interest a year out from the London 2012 Paralympic Games, 800,000 tickets were allocated to more than 100,000 people through September’s initial public application phase.

Some sports such as Paralympic Track Cycling and Wheelchair Rugby have no further tickets available at this time, but there is still good availability elsewhere, including for:

- Athletics at the Olympic Stadium

- ExCeL and Olympic Park day passes

- Wheelchair Basketball at the North Greenwich Arena

- Equestrian at Greenwich Park and

- Swimming at the Aquatics Centre (morning sessions)

Tickets are still available on every day of the Games from 29 August to 9 September 2012, including for medal sessions in a number of sports. Full price tickets start at just £10, with tickets for young people and seniors costing only £5.

Tickets will be available from www.tickets.london2012.com or via telephone on 0844 847 2012. In recognition of Visa's longstanding support of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, only Visa (debit, credit and prepaid) can be used to purchase tickets. For applicants outside of the UK, a full list of Authorized Ticket Resellers is available on the London 2012 ticketing website.

Customers are advised to purchase London 2012 Paralympic Games tickets only through official sources. It is illegal to sell London 2012 Paralympic Games tickets without the permission of LOCOG. Any website or individual claiming to have tickets for sale should be checked against the list of official outlets on the London 2012 ticketing website.

Including sales to international visitors and other client groups such as sponsors, over 1,000,000 tickets have now been sold for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

LOCOG Chief Executive Paul Deighton said: ‘The Paralympic Games are coming home next year and will undoubtedly be a time of extraordinary pride for our nation. Those lucky enough to get hold of one of these remaining tickets will get the chance to witness amazing athletes and sport like never before. I’m sure many will see these tickets as the perfect Christmas gift- a wonderful opportunity to host family and friends.’

Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee, said: ‘To have sold over one million tickets worldwide for next year’s Paralympic Games is unprecedented and underlines the growing appeal of Paralympic sport. The chance to see the biggest names in Paralympic sport in some of the best venues does not come round very often and this is an opportunity too good to miss for the British public. My message is simple: buy your tickets now, as I can promise you that you will witness something pretty special next year.’

Tim Hollingsworth, CEO of the British Paralympic Association said: ‘We’re delighted with the success of the first round of ticket sales and the level of support the British public have shown for the Paralympic Games in 2012. We want to ensure every stadium is packed with British fans cheering on the ParalympicsGB team so we urge anyone out there who hasn’t yet applied for tickets to get online on December 2nd and secure your tickets to see British athletes take on the world.’

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