We know thousands of sports fans were disappointed when they missed out in the initial sales period because of the massive demand for tickets
(PRWEB) May 09, 2012
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed the details for the sale of contingency tickets for the Olympic Games.
- 900,000 Olympic Games contingency tickets on sale from 11am on 11 May 2012
- Reflects promise made in 2011 to prioritise unsuccessful applicants from previous rounds
- Olympic Park tickets will be on sale at £10 for adults and £5 for young people and seniors
Reflecting the promise made by LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe and CEO Paul Deighton last year, tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis exclusively to the one million or so people who applied in previous rounds of Olympic ticket sales and were not successful in securing a ticket.
Tickets will go on sale at http://www.tickets.london2012.com
To see list of contingency tickets going on sale and a timeline of ticket sales to date click here
First priority will be given to the 20,000 people who were unsuccessful in the initial Olympic ballot application and then again unsuccessful when they applied in the second chance sales due to the high demand. These 20,000 people would have received a notification on 26 June 2011 that their second chance sales application was unsuccessful. They will be given 31 hours exclusive access to the tickets.
The 1 million people who applied in the initial ballot but were unsuccessful will then have an exclusive 5 day sales period.
All customers will be limited to applying for one session and a maximum of 4 tickets. Those eligible for the sales will be contacted directly via email by LOCOG today.
LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe said, 'We know thousands of sports fans were disappointed when they missed out in the initial sales period because of the massive demand for tickets. We promised we would prioritise these fans when we released the contingency tickets, which is exactly what we are doing.'
LOCOG has also confirmed that Olympic Park tickets will be available as part of this sale. These tickets will not allow access to the sport within the Olympic Park, but will allow ticket holders to experience the atmosphere of the Park and watch sport on the big screens primarily in the first week before the Athletics start. Approximately 70,000 Olympic Park tickets will be available as part of this sale, with further tickets will be available closer to Games time.
The schedule for the contingency sales period is:
11 May 2012 from 11am to 6pm on 12 May, tickets will be on sale for that group of 20,000 people in an exclusive pre-sale. There will be tickets for all events apart from Olympic Park tickets. Limited tickets for Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be included.
13 May 2012 – from 11am – Hockey, Tennis, Wrestling (Freestyle), Wrestling (Greco-Roman), Beach Volleyball and Football
14 May 2012 – from 11am – Athletics (Race Walk), Athletics (Marathon), Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint, Shooting, Swimming, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Cycling (Track)
15 May 2012 – from 11am – Equestrian (Dressage), Equestrian (Eventing), Equestrian (Jumping), Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Handball, Table Tennis, Swimming (Marathon) and Water Polo
16 May 2012 – from 11am – Basketball (North Greenwich Arena sessions), Badminton, Sailing, Gymnastics (Artistic), Gymnastics (Rhythmic), Gymnastics (Trampoline), Judo, Taekwondo, Boxing and Fencing
17 May 2012 – from 11am – Archery, Basketball (Basketball Arena sessions), Cycling (BMX), Cycling (Mountain Bike), Cycling (Road), Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Triathlon and Olympic Park tickets
Unsold tickets on each day will be carried forward to the next day’s sales. By purchasing tickets on any of these days, customers will not be eligible to purchase any more tickets in this sales period. In recognition of Visa’s longstanding support of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, only Visa (debit, credit and prepaid) can be used to purchase tickets. Any tickets unsold during this period will go back on general sale from 23 May 2012 at 11am.
LOCOG has also announced that remaining tickets for the Paralympic Games will go on sale from 11am on 21 May 2012 – exactly 100 days before the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games. There has been unprecedented demand for tickets to the Paralympic Games so far and availability remains in many events. Further details will be released prior to tickets going sale.
LOCOG has also confirmed that new tickets will be on sale from 29 May 2012, which will help more people get to the Games. These tickets are:
- Cycling Road Race at Box Hill, in Surrey. Tickets will be £15 full price and £5 for young people and seniors for the viewing area at Donkey Green and £10 and £5 for the viewing area at Dormouse Drive.
- Cycling Individual Time Trial at Hampton Court Palace. These tickets will be £15 full price and £5 for young people and seniors at Viewing Area A and £10 and £5 at Viewing Area B.
- There will also be tickets available for Wimbledon which will provide access to The Hill and the big screen only. These tickets will be priced at £10 full price and £5 for young people and seniors
- The Orbit. Tickets will cost £15 full price and £7 for young people aged 16 or under and seniors aged 60 or over. These tickets should only be purchased by people who have an Olympic Park ticket or a sport ticket for an event in the Olympic Park for the day they wish to visit the Orbit
LOCOG has also confirmed its ‘babes in arms’ policy. Babes in arms, aged 12 months or under, will be permitted access to all London 2012 venues without a ticket except for Wembley Stadium, St James’ Park, Old Trafford and North Greenwich Arena where existing licensing agreements mean that all spectators require tickets regardless of age. Babies must be securely strapped to their parent or carer by way of a baby carrier, sling, papoose or similar. Customers who have queries about this policy should contact the London 2012 ticketing team on 0844 847 2012.
Potential customers are urged to only buy from official London 2012 sources. A full list of authorised ticket resellers is available on http://www.tickets.london2012.com where there is also a URL checker to confirm whether websites are authorised to sell tickets.
Notes to editors:
For further information please contact the London 2012 Press Office.
London 2012 Games partners:
The Worldwide Olympic Partners who support the London 2012 Olympic Games and the National Olympic Committees around the world are Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos, Dow, GE, McDonald’s, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung and Visa.
LOCOG has seven domestic Tier One Partners - adidas, BMW, BP, British Airways, BT, EDF and Lloyds TSB. There are seven domestic Tier Two Supporters – Adecco, ArcelorMittal, Cadbury, Cisco, Deloitte, Thomas Cook and UPS. There are now twenty-eight domestic Tier Three Suppliers and Providers – Aggreko, Airwave, Atkins, Boston Consulting Group, CBS Outdoor, Crystal CG, Eurostar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, G4S, GSK, Gymnova, Heathrow Airport, Heineken UK, Holiday Inn, John Lewis, McCann Worldgroup, Mondo, NATURE VALLEY, Next, Nielsen, Populous, Rapiscan Systems, Rio Tinto, Technogym, Thames Water, Ticketmaster, Trebor and Westfield.
There is one domestic Tier One Paralympic Games-only Partner, Sainsbury’s and two domestic Tier Three Paralympic Games-only Suppliers, Otto Bock and Panasonic. The London 2012 Paralympic Games also acknowledges the support of the National Lottery.