Paralympics organisers have put 45,000 more tickets on sale in addition to the 20,000 already available for the opening and closing ceremonies.
Most are for athletics, but they are also for events including cycling, equestrian and wheelchair basketball.
There are four types of ticket for the Paralympics:
- Reserved – for a specific seat for athletics, track cycling, swimming and medal events in some other sports
- General admission – any seat for other Olympic Park sports plus rowing, equestrian, road cycling, events at the ExCeL arena, archery, shooting and wheelchair basketball. Some finals are excluded
- Olympic Park day pass – access to sports including goalball, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis and football
- ExCeL day pass – access to table tennis, judo, sitting volleyball, wheelchair fencing, powerlifting and boccia at the ExCeL arena
Any of the above except for the ExCeL arena pass will do in conjunction with Orbit Tower Tickets for access to the ArcellorMittal Orbit at the date and time specified.
On offer were 25,000 for athletics, with the rest for wheelchair basketball, track cycling, equestrian events and rowing. Prices range from £10 to £45 with some £5 tickets for children and seniors.
At one point, Locog claimed problems obtaining tickets for the Paralympics games had been resolved after an online log-jam earlier this week but then pointed out that ‘whenever you have that amount of people trying to go for some tickets at the same time, inevitably not everyone will be able to get them. It is down purely to the huge demand.’
Locog chairman Lord Coe said:
‘We are working flat out to stage a memorable Paralympic Games and I’m delighted that the enthusiasm and support for our Games from the UK shows no sign of wavering.’