TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games sell more than 225,000 tickets already
TORONTO, Dec. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Ticket sales for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games are off and running, with more than 225,000 tickets already sold and the Games are still over eight months away.
Thousands of fans are scoring their dream seats for their favourite sports, and many gold-medal competitions are selling out. There is also strong demand for tickets to the Opening Ceremony, which will feature a one-night-only performance by Cirque du Soleil and the lighting of the cauldron.
"The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games are a unique opportunity for U.S. sports fans to cheer on Team USA close to home, but tickets are selling quickly, especially to gold-medal competitions, so get your order in now," said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015). "We're planning and staging a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of sport and the cultures of the Americas. Buy tickets now and start planning your trip — you don't want to miss it and we can't wait to see you here."
Great seats are still available for those who act soon. 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. While some of the best gold-medal seats have been snapped up, there are still great seats available.
Buy your tickets now at toronto2015.org/tickets.
Central Ontario is within a day's drive of more than 40 per cent of North America's population. Chicago, Detroit, New York, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia are within a half-day's drive (approximately) from the sport venues and events at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
"I'm extremely proud to be part of a large contingent of Team USA athletes who will be heading to the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games. It is always an honour to represent the Stars and Stripes in international competitions, and I am looking forward to competing so close to home. I've heard great things about Toronto and I'm excited to explore the city and be a part of such a great event," said 12-time Olympic swimming medalist Natalie Coughlin
There's still time to get tickets to be part of the Pan Am Games action and join in on the largest international multi-sport event ever hosted in Canada. 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 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]