Tickets to Pan Am Gold-Medal Events Selling Fast
TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Some of the most in-demand tickets for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games are going fast, while tickets to key events such as the Opening Ceremony have already been snapped up.
Other high-demand events include the men's football (soccer) gold-medal game and medal rounds for aquatics, track cycling, BMX, canoe/kayak – slalom, beach volleyball and equestrian – jumping, where few tickets remain available.
"Tickets to see those memorable medal moments are selling quickly," said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015). "The Games are a once-in-a-generation chance to see our most elite summer Games athletes compete on home soil and to be part of the high-energy crowd who will be cheering them on and singing our anthem together."
Already, almost 275,000 tickets to the Pan Am Games have been picked up by sports fans who are eager to get in on this summer's action.
"The numbers are beyond our expectations — especially since we haven't yet announced when Team Canada will be playing, not to mention the countless athletes from across the Americas who are still in the process of qualifying for the Games," Rafi said. "That said, it was no surprise that the available tickets to our Opening Ceremony, produced by Cirque de Soleil, went fast. It's sure to be an unforgettable night."
Venues will be packed for the men's baseball and basketball gold-medal matches, where few tickets remain available. Other hot tickets include:
- Athletics track and field 100-metre finals (AT006) and 4 x 100-metre finals (AT012)
- Rugby sevens tournament finals (RU004)
- Closing Ceremony with talent provided by Live Nation (ZC001)
- Beach (BV027) and indoor volleyball (VO022) finals
To make sure you get the events you want, visit: toronto2015.org/tickets.
Tickets for the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games will go on sale in spring 2015. They promise more exciting action featuring some of the world's best para-athletes competing for their chance to go to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games ticket program is designed to be affordable and accessible for everyone by offering:
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 tickets will start at $10. The number of discounted tickets is limited, so buy early.
Integrated tickets: Every event ticket will allow the holder to access transit on the day of the event.
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 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.
SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
For further information: Teddy Katz, Director, media relations and chief spokesperson, TO2015, 416.957.2117, [email protected]