“I am thrilled the 2017 World ParaAthletics Championships are coming to London.”
The London 2017 Local Organising Committee on Tuesday (19 April) announced the competition schedule and ticket prices for the 2017 World ParaAthletics Championships which will take place in the former Olympic Stadium within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Fans of Paralympic sport will once again have the opportunity to watch world-class athletes compete in the Olympic Stadium when 800,000 tickets go on sale on 1 August for the World ParaAthletics Championships, which will take place from 14 – 23 July 2017. Public sales will be held via ballot, with applications opening at 10.00 BST 1 August and closing at 20.17 BST on 22 August 2016. Prior to this there will be a priority sale window for pre-registered members of the athletics family in May and June 2016.
July and August 2017 will be known as the Summer of World Athletics with the IAAF World Championships and World ParaAthletics Championships happening in the same city in the same year for the first time ever.
The World ParaAthletics Championships will bring together world-class athletes who will compete in 16 sessions across 10 jam-packed and action-fuelled days. Full details of the London 2017 competition schedule can be found here.
Tickets for the World ParaAthletics Championships start at just GBP 10 for adults with children’s tickets priced at GBP 5 for every session. Over half of tickets (500,000) cost GBP 20 or less and a family of four can enjoy watching a ParaAthletics gold-medal session for just GBP 30.
A breakdown of ticket prices can be found here.
Members of the public who want to be part of the biggest sporting event held in the Olympic Stadium since the London 2012 Games should register their interest in purchasing tickets on the London 2017 website and stay tuned for the latest updates.
After the ballot closes, people will receive communications regarding which tickets they have been allocated at the end of August 2016. Any unsold tickets will be brought back onto general sale in September 2016.
Cherry Alexander, Managing Director at London 2017 said: “Our overall approach to ticketing across both Championships had three priorities: we want to fill the venue with passionate crowds, we want prices to be accessible to the athletics family, all sports fans and new spectators; and we wanted the timetable to allow as many people as possible to attend the biggest sporting event since London 2012. I really believe we have achieved this and it is going to be an incredible summer of world athletics.”
Xavier Gonzalez, Chief Executive Officer of the International Paralympic Committee, said: “I am thrilled the 2017 World ParaAthletics Championships are coming to London. The London 2012 Paralympic Games gave British sport fans so many amazing and memorable sporting moments, and I am sure people will be greatly excited at the opportunity to see world class para-sport once again next year. London 2017 has some of the most accessible prices ever seen at a World Championships and I am sure this will result in some great and hugely passionate support for the world’s best para-athletes.”
ParaAthletics’ 400m T37 World Champion and world record holder Georgie Hermitage said: “Next summer’s World ParaAthletics Championships are going to be incredible. I was one of many that started competing again as a result of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, so having the opportunity to continue my journey from where it started will be incredible. I was one of 80,000 in the crowd at the Olympic Stadium cheering on the British team, and it will be a feeling like no other to have that support once again but this time as an athlete. It’s great to see tickets as such competitive prices and I would encourage everyone to come and see the biggest stars in the sport.”