2024 Paris Olympics: organisers to offer tickets in unique global public draw
- New system will allocate tickets worldwide, with draw open to anyone from Thursday until January 31 next year
- Some 10 million tickets for the games and 3.4 million for the Paralympics will be made available on the online platform
Organisers of the 2024 Paris Olympics said they would soon launch a new system – an online public draw from Thursday to allocate tickets worldwide.
Officials revealed details in a press conference on Monday, explaining that the ticketing draw would be open to everyone around the world in stages from Thursday until January 31, 2023.
Some 10 million tickets for the games and 3.4 million for the Paralympics will be made available on the online platform.
“For the first time in Olympic history, tickets will be sold exclusively on a single, centralised and digital platform which will be open to all fans at the same time,” a statement from organisers said.
Lucky ticket winners will effectively be able to purchase their tickets from the month after the draw closes, in February of next year.
Just under half of the tickets cost €50 (US$52) or less, with packages of three-sessions from €72.
There was a different system in place at past Olympics, where members of the public reserved tickets and then waited for a draw in which they might not even be successful. The Paris system involves a random draw at the start of the process.