TICKETS for the athletics at the London Olympics that have been “held back” by organisers are set to go on sale.
Tomorrow (03.08.12) marks the start of the track and field programme of the 2012 Games, always one of the highlights of any Olympics, and as many as 1,600 extra tickets will be made available, an offer that looks like being repeated over the ten days of athletics at the Stratford stadium.
“You can expect to see quite a few athletics tickets shortly,” said Paul Deighton, CEO of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Locog).
“We converted the ‘green and pleasant land’ we had on Friday night into an athletics stadium, getting all the camera positions finally worked out so we can be precise about which seats have a view that are acceptable to sell and which ones are restricted.”
Deighton said that between one and two per cent of seats fall into the held-back category, which works out at between 800 and 1,600 tickets up for grabs each day.
Check the official Olympic site for more news on ticket availability.