Olympic organisers say sports fans will be able to apply for tickets to next year’s Paralympic Games from early September and have revealed 95% of tickets will cost £50 or under with 50% of all tickers costing less than £10.
Details of ticket prices were announced yesterday by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games – LOCOG – who also confirmed tickets for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies start at £20.12, with the dearest tickets costing £500 for the Opening Ceremony. All tickers include a Travelcard.
LOCOG CEO Paul Deighton claimed organisers had “created a fair pricing structure, which we hope will encourage people to come along and create fantastic atmospheres at our venues.”
Organisers say wheelchair spaces will be available “in all price categories for every Paralympic sport, subject to availability” and the cost of a ticket for a wheelchair space “will include a companion seat next to it.”
Last year the London Assembly expressed concern after organisers said they would not provide free tickets to carers of disabled people purchasing ticket unless they are a wheelchair user.
In a statement LOCOG confirmed that “applicants who are deaf or have a hearing impairment, visually impaired people or people with limited mobility can indicate additional requirements.
“The London 2012 ‘Ticketcare’ scheme will also run for the Paralympic Games whereby any successful ticket applicant with high dependency care needs can apply for an additional ticket for their carer or PA.”
Full details of ticket pricing can be found at tickets.london2012.com