June 6, 2023

Second phase sees more than one million Paris 2024 tickets sold in first 48 hours

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International Olympic Committee

16 May 2023 – Launched on 11 May 2023, the second ticketing phase for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 is generating huge interest and excitement among Olympic fans in France and across the world, with over four million people registering for the draw, and more than one million tickets sold in the first two days.

The second phase, which is dedicated to the sale of individual tickets for specific events, opened on Thursday 11 May; by the end of Friday, tickets for over half of the 32 Olympic disciplines had sold out. These included:

  • Urban sports such as skateboarding, sport climbing, 3×3 basketball and breaking, which makes its debut on the Olympic programme in the iconic Place de la Concorde;
  • All cycling disciplines, including BMX freestyle, BMX racing, road cycling, track cycling and mountain bike;
  • All equestrian sessions, including the show jumping, eventing and dressage disciplines, taking place in the gardens of the majestic Château de Versailles;
  • The aquatics disciplines of artistic swimming, marathon swimming and diving;
  • All sessions from the sports of fencing, triathlon, modern pentathlon and shooting;
  • The race walking and rhythmic gymnastics events.

In total, 1.5 million single tickets, covering more than 700 competition sessions, went on sale through the official Paris 2024 ticketing platform for phase two, with around 300,000 priced at EUR 24.

Registration for the draw was open from 15 March through to 20 April, with fans who subsequently received a purchase timeslot by email given the opportunity from 11 May to access the official ticketing website during an allotted 48-hour period. Among the tickets that were available to purchase in phase two were those for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and the most sought-after competition finals.

Unprecedented demand

This second phase of ticket sales builds on the huge response to the first phase, which saw more than 3.25 million tickets sold to people in 158 different countries, with two-thirds of them snapped up by residents of France. This initial phase was already the largest-ever sale of tickets for a sports event in France, with tickets bundled into “Make Your Games” packs consisting of multiple disciplines, aimed at giving fans a diverse Olympic experience.

In total, 10 million tickets will be on sale across all the phases, with 80 per cent sold directly to the general public. One million of these tickets are priced at just EUR 24, and almost half are priced at EUR 50 or less, reflecting Paris 2024’s commitment to hosting accessible and affordable Games, in line with its “Games Wide Open” slogan.

The remaining 20 per cent of tickets are being sold through On Location, the IOC and Paris 2024’s Official Hospitality Supplier, and to Paris 2024 stakeholders, including host communities, national and worldwide partners, official broadcasters, and the sports movement in France and worldwide. In addition, a charitable ticket scheme has invited fans to donate EUR 2 per ticket purchased, with the funds being distributed to French charity “Secours Populaire” so that disadvantaged young people can travel to and attend Paris 2024 events.

Future ticket sales

A third ticket sales phase is scheduled for the end of 2023, when 3.5 million more tickets will be available, with a resale platform set to open in spring 2024.

The Olympic Games Paris 2024 will take place between 26 July and 11 August, with the Paralympic Games then taking place from 28 August until 8 September. Tickets for Paralympic Games sessions will be sold separately, without a draw, with sales beginning in autumn 2023.

In recognition of Visa’s long-standing partnership with the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Visa is the Official Way to Pay.

For more information, go to Paris 2024’s official ticketing platform: https://tickets.paris2024.org/

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