“This really will be top quality para-sport with some very big names taking part."
The public are being urged to buy their tickets to see Europe’s top para-sport stars after a post Commonwealth Games surge in sales.
With athletes including Team Wales captain Aled Davies, ‘Discus’ Dan Greaves and David Weir taking their fair share of the limelight in Glasgow, organisers of Swansea 2014 have reported a spike in tickets sales for the IPC Athletics European Championships, which take place between 18-23 August.
“We’ve sold well over half the tickets we have available,” said Paul Thorburn, Chair of the Local Organising Committee.
“After so much sport this summer, people are really engaging with the event. Over the last couple of weeks, with the Commonwealth Games coverage, we’ve seen a big increase in interest and the tickets we’ve sold.
“This really will be top quality para-sport with some very big names taking part. David Weir has even added the 5,000 metres race to his competition list, which has now been moved to a prime slot on Saturday evening.
Tickets for the track’s home straight are now virtually sold out, with the temporary seating on the back straight filling up quickly.
And for those planning on watching the athletics in Swansea the message is simple: get your tickets as soon as possible.
Tickets are available at local outlets and from the Swansea 2014 website.
Swansea 2014 will take place at the Swansea University International Sports Village and will see around 600 of Europe’s best athletes compete for honours as they make their way to the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016.
The competition will feature a wealth of Paralympians, world champions and record holders from over 40 nations.
Swansea 2014 has released around 15,000 tickets for the five-day championships. Priced at between GBP 3-7 per session, people from the city and athletics fans across the country can secure their place to witness action up close at morning and afternoon sessions.
Swansea University will host the event, creating an integrated venue and athlete village environment, supported by a strong Championship delivery team including Disability Sport Wales, Swansea Council, Welsh Government, British Athletics and Welsh Athletics.