Paris 2024 Olympic Games: the single ticket sales phase begins this Wednesday, March 15

The second phase of ticket sales for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games opens on Wednesday, March 15. To win one of the precious sesames on sale, you must first register to participate in a draw, until April 20. The lucky winners will then be able to buy single tickets, whereas the first phase only concerned the purchase of ticket packs for several sports.

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This second batch will not be accessible to people who bought their 30 tickets during the first phase. The sale for single tickets will begin on May 11 and those drawn will be informed 48 hours in advance. Of the tickets on sale, 150,000 will be at low prices, or half of the 300,000 affordable tickets still available.

Up to €2,700 for the opening ceremony

These preferential rates will not concern the most popular meetings, such as the opening ceremony (for which it will be necessary to pay between 90 and 2,700 €) or the athletics finals.

During this second phase, “there won’t be enough for everyone and I expect (her) to continue to generate disappointments and frustrationsrecognized Tony Estanguet, president of the organizing committee of the Olympic Games. It’s inevitable, but it will once again make people happy and you have to try your luck. »

Criticism of prices deemed excessive

Nearly 3.25 million tickets had been sold after a first phase of sales launched more than a month ago. A ” hit “according to Tony Estanguet, who defended his pricing policy, after a controversy over prices, considered excessive by some.

Of these 3.25 million tickets, nearly 13% were sold at €24, 70% at less than €100 and 4.5% at more than €200, detailed the organizers. A response to the criticisms that have appeared in particular on social networks concerning the prices sometimes considered prohibitive for certain places, such as these tickets at 690 € for playoffs in athletics, for example.

This wave of tension, making the lens of “Popular Games” displayed by the organizers, had forced them to justify themselves, recalling that 1 million tickets at 24 € would ultimately be offered to the public, and 5 million at 50 € and less.

The subject even landed in the Senate during a recent session of questions to the government. The Minister of Sports and the Olympic Games, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, questioned on the issue, assured that she was attentive to “accessibility” tickets.


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