A total of 870,000 tickets have been sold as of late last night for the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. These impressive numbers will prove to be a large turnout that will expand the Paralympic audience, and essentially the Paralympic Movement. The tickets first went on sale little over two months ago on 20 July, and it is estimated to pass the one million mark any day now.01 Sep 2008
More tickets for the competitions and events will be made available on the ticketing website, a Beijing 2008 Games Ticketing Centre spokesperson recently told reporters. This website will be the primary source for obtaining tickets, along with more than 30 Bank of China authorized outlets in Beijing and Qingdao.
According to BOCOG, the final confirmations for ticket booking for various partners and sponsors have been progressing consistently. The Ticketing Centre, after the conclusion of this effort, expects to dig out extra tickets and make them available on the aforementioned website.
Over the next few days there will be new tickets added on the website, including some tickets for events in the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube. These of course are the two most recognized venues of the Beijing Paralympics, and therefore had extra tickets made available to meet public demand.