50,000 tickets for Pan Am Games sold in first 24 hours of general sales
TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Ticket sales for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games are off and running, with 50,000 tickets sold in the first 24 hours since general sales began Monday at 1 p.m. This is on top of the 160,000 tickets snapped up by those who requested tickets in September's early access window.
Fans are scoring their dream seats for their favourite sports, including gold-medal matches and the Opening Ceremony, which will feature a one-night-only performance by Cirque du Soleil and the lighting of the cauldron.
There's still time to get your tickets to be part of the Pan Am Games action and join in on the largest international multi-sport event ever hosted in Canada. Great seats are still available for those who act soon.
"This strong start to ticket sales is great news, not just for the success of the Games, but for the support people are showing for our Canadian athletes. It sends a clear message that we're behind the largest Team Canada ever assembled," said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015). "We're excited to host the Americas for this once-in-a-lifetime event in our communities, and with 2015 just around the corner, interest and excitement are accelerating, so get your ticket orders in now."
Despite strong demand, there are still tickets to some of the most popular sports, including football (soccer), rugby sevens, basketball, track and field, aquatics and artistic gymnastics, but tickets to gold medal games are going fast.
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.
Sports fans can now gift-wrap the Games. Merchandise such as PACHI plush toys, jackets, T-shirts, hats and much more are available. Visit the TORONTO 2015 kiosk at the Toronto Eaton Centre and Markville Shopping Centre from December 1 to December 29. Order online by December 14 for delivery by December 24 at shop.TORONTO2015.org.
Tickets for the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games will go on sale in spring 2015, which promises 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 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]