How much would you pay for a ticket to watch a 2012 event? Would it depend which sport it was?
When London's bid was launched in 2004, it was stated that 4.3million tickets would be £20 or less and 6.2million would be £30 or less. LOCOG maintains its objective is to have highly affordable tickets, but has not confirmed these will be the final prices. What is an affordable price for a 2012 ticket?
i'm planning on going to 2010 equestrian events, but i wouldn't be able to afford a ticket over £40 as well as travelling all the way from cumbria! and in reply to jimbear, i think that's fair, but maybe international buyer should have a little more of a cost, so english people get a better price. i don't know, but i was amazed at how cheap they are going to be, can't wait! xx
I believe local people in the Tower Hamlets and Newham areas should get priority status on the lower priced tickets having had to put up with the increased congestion and air pollution caused by the continual coming and going of heavy industrial lorries, not to mention the dust and debris from what seems to be the never ending building going on around these boroughs.
I would be delighted if lower priced tickets say £20.00 or less could be made available to the 'locals' of these boroughs. Has anyone suggested a season ticket for the whole of the period of the games? I for one would be happy to arrange my holiday around the games if such a ticket were available.
I'd agree with the general sentiment here. i.e. £20-30 for regular events rising to approx £100 for premium events. I think that family packages should be considered, my 2 kids are very excited about 2012 but 4 tickets at £50 (my family) would put the cost beyond my means.
I disagree with smaller costs for "minority" sports, by their nature they will be held in smaller venues and should in theory be able to fill a smaller venue.
Rob Lugg commented
I would like to attend several events and cannot afford to pay loads for tickets but i think it is more important that Londoners on low incomes get access to the cheaper tickets. I think the LOCOG should seperate a significant proportion of the cheaper tickets and offer them to families on low incomes (e.g. on JSA or Income Support) for several months in the run up to the games. This would need to be in the months immediately preceding the games as such groups are unlikely to buy tickets a year in advance.
Corporate tickets to the big events should make as much money as possible to make more of the other tickets affordable. The vast majority of tickets should be £30 or under and there should be a lot of reserved cheap places for children.
I would rather we made tickets cheaper and sold them all and then had some additional bills footed through taxes as this would be minimal in the scheme of things.
Gary King commented
I think all the families in havering should be given a Free family ticket for any event of there choice as we have,still are and will still be,paying for the Olympics until 2017 through our Council Tax so it only seem fair that we should be given these tickets.
wonder what sort of response we will see to this suggestion if any.
Mr Gary king
Havering Council tax payer
I could afford up to about £20 for a special event that I'd like to see, but on the whole I'd pay £5-10. I'm not that interested in the really big events but have no problem with them charging top dollar for it - £30 to £100. As long as there are budget tickets available for smaller events.
I feel i've already paid for a ticket with my council tax. Barring that there should at least be a concession for london residents. Like others have said the price should vary from £50 for a day of atletics to £5 for the 5m air pistol. You could probably charge what you like for the ladies vollyball.
Ray Wise commented
no more than £100 for a premium event like 100m finals.. however, for normal days and less popular events - anything ranging from £20 - £60 sounds reasonable to me... I guess another ask would be - If i paid £50 for athletics, would i get a full day in the stadium or would it be timed limited>?
Trish Dever commented
Given that people who work and/or live in London are having to endure years of engineering works and inconvenience on TFL in advance of the games, we should get them free!
I think corparates should pay the highest prices, Londeners should get some kind of discount or priority ticket access ( although how this would have to be worked out I'm not sure!) and I think £20 tops- kids less.
London has paid a larger portion of the cost thus nat just. is they have priority/lower price or bth
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Paul Baker commented
As Geoff Dodds commented, ticket prices need to vary depending on the event.
£100 for a full day at the athletics track, down to £20 for less popular events.
Geoff Dodds commented
I would pay upto £50 depending on the sport and what it is (finals,qualifications deserve different pricing). I'd say though most tickets should be around £20-30.
Probably not much. They're not popular sports. So even though I'd like to go, I probably wouldn't pay more than £20 for anything.