Unprecedented Demand for London 2012 Tickets

More than 1 million ticket applications 30 Sep 2011
Aerial view of the London 2012 Olympic stadium with a "one" made of green lights in the center

The London 2012 stadium celebrates one year to-go to the Paralympic Games.

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"We are absolutely delighted by the response to Paralympic Games tickets and we would like to thank the British public."

Following the application process for London 2012 Paralympic Games tickets, the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that 116,000 people applied for 1.14 million tickets between 9 September and 26 September 2011.

Out of the 300 ticketed sessions, 126 are oversubscribed in at least one price category across the following sports: Archery, Athletics, Boccia, Track Cycling, Equestrian Dressage, Football, Goalball, Judo, Rowing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Fencing, Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Tennis and the Olympic Park Day Pass.

Where price categories are oversubscribed, tickets will be allocated by ballots.

The Opening and Closing Ceremonies are also oversubscribed in some price categories.

LOCOG will now finish processing postal applications received before the close of applications, before running the ballots in oversubscribed price categories.

Payment will be taken by 31 October with notification of whether applications have been successful sent by 18 November.

“We are absolutely delighted by the response to Paralympic Games tickets and we would like to thank the British public,” said LOCOG CEO Paul Deighton.

“The UK’s love of sport and support for the Paralympic movement shows that they have taken the Games to their heart. When the Paralympic Games come home next summer we can look forward with confidence to packed venues cheering on our athletes.”

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven agreed with Deighton.

“The response from the public for Paralympic Games tickets has been phenomenal,” Craven said. “To have over a million tickets applied for 11 months out from the Games is unprecedented and underlines the growing excitement for what will be a tremendous sporting event. This will be the first time ballots have been held for a number of sports, and I could not be more thrilled.”

In December, LOCOG will put the remaining Paralympic Games tickets on sale, on a first-come, first-served basis.