London 2017 Ltd announced on Monday (12 September) that World ParaAthletics Championships tickets are now on sale on a first-come, first-served basis.
Following a hugely successful Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Great Britain’s top para-athletes are now in action in Rio and fans can purchase tickets for next summer’s World ParaAthletics Championships taking place between 14 – 23 July 2017 in The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Next summer will bring together 3,300 world-class athletes from more than 200 countries, who will compete in 30 sessions across 20 jam-packed and action-fuelled days as both the World ParaAthletics Championships and the IAAF World Championships are hosted by the same city in the same summer.
The big moments from London 2012’s Paralympic Games evoke fantastic memories and the Championships are gearing up to be the last chance to see world-class athletes such as David Weir and Richard Whitehead in competitive track action as well as a first chance to see a host of new Paralympic champions including Georgie Hermitage, Sophie Hahn and Libby Clegg in global athletics action.
The popularity of ‘The Race is On’ campaign that launched on 1 August looks set to grow further with the television advert being aired during this week’s Channel 4 Paralympic Games Coverage. Alongside this, an online video featuring celebrity cameo-appearances include sporting greats Sir Steve Redgrave, Nicola Adams and Maggie Alphonsi, and Comedy icons James Corden, Jack Whitehall and Eddie Izzard is now available to watch here: https://youtu.be/9eISrjimiqI
Niels de Vos, CEO of UK Athletics & Championships Director of London 2017 Ltd said: “We know that the British public’s support for para-athletes is unprecedented and we wouldn’t want anyone to miss out on seeing some incredible sporting action next July.
“Right now our para-athletes are doing Great Britain and Northern Ireland proud in Rio, and next year we want them to continue their successes in front of our spectators so they can really feel that home-crowd advantage. Some of them will have memories of 2012, but others weren’t competing at that level then, so we want to give them that experience as part of a memorable Summer of World Athletics.”
Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of IPC said: “We’ve seen how the spectators of Rio have taken Para-sports to their hearts and the performances at the Rio 2016 Paralympics continue to astound and inspire fans from all walks of life.
“The inspiration of such great performances coupled with the way London has continued to embrace World Class ParaAthletics every year since the 2012 London Games means we know London 2017 will be a truly special event. With tickets priced to attract a family audience we are looking forward to welcoming a new generation of ParaAthletics fans to an amazing event next July.”
Paralympic 800m champion from Athens 2004 and Channel 4 presenter Danny Crates said: “As an athlete I would have loved the opportunity to compete at the stadium in London at a global championships and this generation are getting a second opportunity!
“It means so much to compete in front of knowledgeable, enthusiastic crowds and we know from the performances of the last few years and again this week that GB will be hugely competitive.
“Add in the benefits of a home crowd and next year’s championships will be truly special for both athletes and the fans and spectators who make those moments memorable.”
London 2017 Ltd announced last month that STH Live will be the exclusive provider of hospitality and VIP tickets. Ticket inclusive hospitality packages are available to purchase for all sessions. Packages include a variety of fine dining options and celebrity guest speakers providing expert insight and analysis and include a premium seat on the home straight with prices from £145 to the World ParaAthletics Championships. To receive more information on any packages, visit london2017athletics.com/register-hospitality.