It's not too late to join the action!
TORONTO, July 4, 2015 /CNW/ - With athletes arriving on Canadian soil, the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) is releasing small blocks of new tickets to the most high-demand events.
To date, spectators have snapped up about three-quarters of a million tickets to the Games, and more than 100 Pan Am events — including almost 75 medal events — are fully sold out, giving hometown athletes the largest cheering section possible.
"Racing in front of a home crowd gives us a huge benefit over our competitors: not only seeing that red and white, but hearing the roar of the crowd can really help you push through the pain you feel at the end of your race," said Canadian Olympic silver and bronze medallist, swimming, Ryan Cochrane. "It's a humbling and exciting time to be an athlete in Canada, and swimming in front of a sold-out crowd at home is an experience I'm absolutely looking forward to."
With preparations for the Games nearing completion, TO2015 is ready to release small blocks of previously unavailable tickets for many of the highest demand events, including the Opening Ceremony, equestrian, basketball, football, diving and athletics – track and field. All new blocks of tickets will be released on Monday, July 6 at 11 a.m. (ET), and will be available at TORONTO2015.org/tickets.
"We're very excited to finally be able to release these tickets to the public and we expect them to go fast," said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer, TO2015. "This is the first time some of these events have been available since September 2014. As expected, we're selling more tickets every day as we get closer to the Games. This is a great opportunity to see some high-demand events."
Typically in multi-sport Games, organizers hold back tickets until the number of athletes and officials attending the competition is confirmed, to accommodate potential seating adjustments and ensure good sight lines.
Once the final blocks of tickets are sold, these events will likely not be available again. The number of tickets released in each sport is very limited, so purchasers who hope to snap them up should purchase as soon as possible.
Buying tickets to the Games
Tickets are available at TORONTO2015.org/tickets. The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games ticket program is designed to be affordable and accessible for everyone by offering:
Integrated tickets: Every event ticket will allow the holder to access transit on the day of the event.
Affordable pricing: Tickets start at just $20, with 75 per cent of tickets priced $45 and under.
Half-price tickets for persons under 16 years of age, or 65 and over: Tickets will be offered at a 50 per cent discount — some will start at $10. The number of discounted tickets is limited, so buy early.
Tickets for Parapan Am sporting events will range from $20 to $35 for adults, with a youth (under 16) and senior (65+) discount from $10 to $12.50 available, depending on the event. The number of discounted tickets is limited, so don't delay.
Easy options for buying: Tickets can be purchased online at TORONTO2015.org/tickets or at 1.855.726.2015 and internationally at 1.949.333.4824.
The TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10–26 and the Parapan American Games August 7–15. The TORONTO 2015 Games are funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, as well as Lead Partner CIBC and other partners and sponsors.
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) is tasked with managing and delivering the Games. It is working to bring some of the world's best athletes and artists to Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, giving Ontarians a unique chance to be part of the action, and making the region a hub for sport.
For more information about the Games, please visit TORONTO2015.org or follow @TO2015, @TO2015_fr (French) or @TO2015_es (Spanish).
SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
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