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Equestrian ticket prices for Olympics released

October 19, 2010

Tickets for equestrian events at the 2012 London Olympics will range from £20 to £275, it has been announced.

The most expensive tickets will be for the finals of jumping and dressage at historic Greenwich Park, where all Games equestrian events will be held.

Tickets for preliminary dressage competitions range from £20 to £95, but jump from £35 to £275 for the finals.

Tickets for preliminary dressage and jumping in the eventing competition range from £20 to £95, but jump from £35 to £150 for the final. There is a flat £55 ticket price to watch the cross-country leg.

Jumping tickets range from £20 to £95 for the preliminary rounds and £35 to £275 for the finals.

Tickets for all events will go on sale in March, with a total of 8.8 million available across all Olympic events.

The Games organisers say that 90 per cent of tickets cost £100 or less. Two-thirds of tickets are £50 or less and 2.5 million tickets will be £20 or under.

There will be 649 separate ticketed sessions across the 26 sports during the Games.

A "Pay Your Age" scheme will also operate for over 200 Olympic Games sessions. This will see anyone who is 16 and under at the start of the Games pay their age - and anyone aged 60 and over pay £16. A total of 1.3 million tickets will be available through this scheme.

Games organising committee chairman Sebastian Coe said: "Tickets need to be affordable and accessible to as many people as possible; tickets are an important revenue stream for us to fund the Games; and our ticketing plans have the clear aim of filling our venues to the rafters.

"When we won the right to stage the Games, we made a promise to inspire young people to choose sport and our ticket prices will get as many young people as possible to the Games."



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