Soccer, athletics and swimming make top 10 request list at TORONTO2015.org/tickets
TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Soccer showdowns featuring top teams in the Americas, Canadian equestrian star Ian Millar's ninth outing in the Pan Am show ring and the 100-metre sprint final are among the top 10 most in-demand tickets requested for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.
This is the last weekend to request tickets at TORONTO2015.org/tickets during the early access period, which closes Monday, October 6 at 9 p.m. (ET). This window, which closes on Monday, is the time for the public to stake their claim to the best tickets for the hottest Pan Am events. Tickets start at $20.
The detailed competition schedule is available at TORONTO2015.org/tickets/schedule-prices.
"The best athletes are coming and the best seats are available now — but only until Monday, October 6. If you're not getting in your ticket requests this weekend, you may miss out when we host the world next summer," said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015).
To ensure fairness in situations where more tickets are requested than are available for an event, customer ticket requests will be placed in a lottery.
This lottery is only available during this early access period. Tickets not snapped up during this phase will be sold on a first come, first served basis later this year.
This lottery system, which is often used at mega-events like the recent Olympic Games in Vancouver and London, ensures everyone has equal access to the most in-demand tickets.
The top 10 ticket requests received to date are:
- Football (soccer) ($20–$35), CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium
- Pan Am Opening Ceremony ($100–$350), a Cirque du Soleil-produced one-night-only show on July 10, downtown Toronto
- Equestrian ($25–$75), Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park and Pan Am Cross-Country Centre in Mono
- Athletics – track and field ($40–$140), CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium at York University, Toronto
- Gymnastics – artistic gymnastics ($45–$75), Toronto Coliseum located in CIBC Pan Am Park, Toronto
- Aquatics – swimming ($40–$140), CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House at the University of Toronto Scarborough
- Aquatics – diving ($20–$45), CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House at University of Toronto Scarborough
- Volleyball – beach volleyball ($20–$45), Chevrolet Beach Volleyball Centre located in CIBC Pan Am Park, Toronto
- Volleyball – indoor volleyball ($20–$45), Exhibition Centre located in CIBC Pan Am Park, Toronto
- Aquatics – synchronized swimming ($20–$45), CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House at the University of Toronto Scarborough
Ticketmaster, a division of Live Nation Entertainment, is handling all ticket sales and services on behalf of the Games. Along with the official online ticket sales channel, customers may also request tickets by telephone toll-free within Canada and the U.S. at 1.855.726.2015 and internationally at 1.949.333.4824.
More information is available at TORONTO2015.org/tickets.
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 the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, giving Ontarians a unique chance to be part of the action, and making the region a hub for sport.
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 American Games will take place July 10–26 and the Parapan American Games August 7–15.
For more information about the Games, please visit TORONTO2015.org.
Image with caption: "TORONTO - Canadian cyclist Curt Harnett (right) reveals the top 10 ticket requests to date for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games with volunteers (in orange) and Canadian Pan Am athlete hopefuls (in blue from left to right) Kate Van Buskirk, Inaki Gomez and Peter Corrigan. (TO2015 photo) (CNW Group/Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141002_C3125_PHOTO_EN_6258.jpg
SOURCE: Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
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