As tickets for the 2012 London Olympic events went on sale yesterday, 500 days before the July 27 opening ceremony, interested applicants would like to know how to find, apply, buy or purchase Olympic tickets for their favourite events such as the opening ceremony, athletics, football, basketball, etc. Overall, a total of 6.6 million tickets have been made available from midnight GMT on Tuesday March 15 (that’s 8 p.m. ET Monday March 14), when ticket sales resumed, until 10.59 p.m. GMT on Tuesday April 26 2011 (6.59 p.m. ET on Monday April 25).
2012 Olympic Ticket Prices
While U.K. and European residents can purchase their tickets from the official 2012 Olympic Website, others would need to apply via their National Olympic Committee or via inclusive hospitality and travel packages. Tickets cost between £20 ($32)- for a seat at the opening archery heats session – and £2,012 ($3,250) – for the best opening ceremony seats, although special concessions are also available for young persons and seniors. According to the organisers, 90% of seats will cost less than £100 ($160) and people can apply anytime during the sale period without fear of missing out as successful applicants will only chosen through an automated random ballot system rather than on a first come, first served basis.
Applicants opting to pay by credit card should note that the only credit card that can be used is a Visa card, although UK residents can also apply by check through Lloyd TSB branches. Interested applicants can bookmark this page to have this information handy and so as not to fall into the hands of bogus Websites and ticket scammers who tend to come alive during big events like the Olympics. Successful applicants will be notified by June 24 and applications for the 2012 Paralympic Games will commence on 9 September and follow a similar process.
Are the 2012 Olympic tickets too pricey?