Up to 900k London 2012 tickets up for grabs on Friday

Up to 900k London 2012 tickets up for grabs on Friday

The 20,000 people who missed out on London 2012 tickets in the first two rounds of sales will be given priority when 900,000 more tickets go on sale at 11am on Friday.

They will have 31 hours’ exclusive access to the tickets before another 1million people who were unsuccessful in the first ballot last year will then have a five-day sales period to try to buy tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Each person will be limited to applying for one session and a maximum of four tickets.

For the first time, 70,000 Olympic Park tickets will be sold which will allow access to the Park to watch sport on the big screens but not to any actual sessions events. Those tickets will be £10 (€12) or £5 (€6) for those aged 16 or under or 60 or over.

The 20,000 people who missed out completely in the sales rounds in March and June last year will get first bite – and will have a chance of tickets for all events including a limited number for the opening and closing ceremonies will be included. They will be informed by organisers via email today.

After that, the 1million people who applied in the initial ballot but were unsuccessful will have tickets released for different sports over five days.

These are:

:: May 13: (all from 11am) hockey, tennis, wrestling (freestyle), wrestling (Greco-Roman), beach volleyball and football.

:: May 14: athletics (race walk), athletics (marathon), canoe slalom, canoe sprint, shooting, swimming, volleyball, weightlifting and cycling (track).

:: May 15: equestrian (dressage), equestrian (eventing), equestrian (jumping), diving, synchronised swimming, handball, table tennis, swimming (marathon) and water polo.

:: May 16: basketball (North Greenwich arena sessions), badminton, sailing, gymnastics (artistic), gymnastics (rhythmic), gymnastics (trampoline), judo, taekwondo, boxing and fencing.

:: May 17: archery, basketball (Basketball Arena sessions), cycling (BMX), cycling (mountain bike), cycling (road), modern pentathlon, rowing, triathlon and Olympic Park tickets.

London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe said: “We know thousands of sports fans were disappointed when they missed out in the initial sales period because of the massive demand for tickets.

“We promised we would prioritise these fans when we released the contingency tickets, which is exactly what we are doing.”

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