“The Paralympic Games are coming home in 2012 and I'm confident that the whole country will get behind them.”
With just one month to go until the London 2012 Paralympic Games, there are still some tickets available across several sports.
There will be 4,200 athletes from 165 countries competing at the Paralympics from 29 August – 10 September, and the public can still purchase their tickets at www.tickets.london2012.com.
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.
Within the first three weeks of the tickets going on sale in late 2011, more than 1.1 million tickets were sold, with a high number of sales from overseas members of the public, which is unprecedented in the history of the Paralympic Games.
“To have sold over one million tickets worldwide for next year’s Paralympic Games is unprecedented and underlines the growing appeal of Paralympic sport,” IPC President Sir Philip Craven said. “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.”
There are over 300 ticketed sessions across the 20 Paralympic sports at 20 venues in London, including those within the Olympic Park, as well as ExCeL, Greenwich Park and the Royal Artillery Barracks. There are also ticketed sessions for North Greenwich Arena, Brands Hatch, Eton Dorney and Weymouth and Portland.
Ticket prices were announced last 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 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.
“The Paralympic Games are coming home in 2012 and I'm confident that the whole country will get behind them,” LOCOG chair Sebastian Coe said.
“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.”
As with the Olympic Games, wheelchair spaces will be available in all price categories for every Paralympic sport, subject to availability and a companion seat is included in the price. Applicants who are deaf, or have a hearing impairment, are visually impaired or have limited mobility can indicate that they have an additional accessibility requirement and every effort will be made to seat them accordingly.
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.