Tokyo 2020: Paralympics ticket lottery details announced
Tickets for the biggest and most exciting Paralympic Games being offered at affordable prices13 Aug 2019
Fans cheering for Brazil at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) has announced that applications for participation in the lottery for the initial offering of Paralympic Games tickets will be accepted from residents of Japan during the period from 22 August to 9 September 2019, bracketing the “One Year to Go" milestone on 25 August.
Tickets for all sports are being offered at affordable prices which aim to encourage people to attend with their family and friends. Seats at competitive events will be priced from just JPY 900 and will cost no more than JPY 7,000. This is part of the Organising Committee’s commitment to enhance the family atmosphere at the Paralympic Games and attract as many young spectators as possible. Tickets for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will cost from JPY 8,000 up to JPY 150,000.
The most popular sports are spread throughout the Games so spectators can enjoy the dramatic highs and lows from beginning to end. Overall, events have been scheduled at times that will make them easier for families with children to attend and that will enable the maximum number of people overall to experience them.
Andrew Parsons, IPC President, said, “The Paralympic Games are an extremely family friendly event and I am hugely confident that whole generations of families will turn out to witness the spectacular sport that will be on offer at Tokyo 2020.
“To attend one of the world’s biggest sport events alongside your family and friends is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I expect there to be a very strong demand for Paralympic Games tickets, especially with prices so affordable.
“At the last editions of the Paralympic Games one of the many highlights has been the outstanding atmosphere created by the capacity crowds who have been in absolute awe at the sport they have witnessed. The offer for Japanese sports fans is very straight forward: come and see a fantastic and affordable sport event, featuring some of the world’s most amazing athletes, that will change your life forever. I for one simply cannot wait.”
Athletics, which saw Japan win 16 medals in at the 2017 World Championships, including two golds, will enliven the new Olympic Stadium each day from 28 August to 5 September, with tickets ranging in price from JPY 2,000 to JPY 6,500.
At Rio 2016, Japan’s Paralympic swimmers won seven medals; tickets for Paralympic swimming events at Tokyo 2020 will cost between JPY 2,000 and JPY 7,000.
During the middle phase of the Games, on the first Sunday after the Opening Ceremony, the highlight will be the wheelchair rugby final with tickets costing from JPY 3,200 and JPY 4,000. There are increasing expectations for the Japan team, which defeated the Rio 2016 gold medal winners Australia, becoming world champions in 2018.
The men’s world number two and women’s world number three in wheelchair tennis are both from Japan. Tickets for these events will cost between JPY 1,800 and JPY 6,500.
All prices and the full schedule for all 540 medal events are provided at the end of this announcement.
Residents of Japan must apply for tickets online via the Tokyo 2020 Official Ticket Website. Pre-registration on the TOKYO 2020 ID portal is necessary to enter the lottery; this can be done at https://id.tokyo2020.org/. The lottery results will be announced on 2 October, with payments due by 15 October.
This represents the best opportunity for residents of Japan to get the tickets they want for the Paralympic Games. However, should they not be successful, they will still be able to request tickets during the second lottery, which will commence in the early 2020.
A further phase of ticket sales will start in the spring of 2020, offering first-come, first-served sales on a global basis. Details will be announced later.