Second Paralympic Games Ticket Lottery to Start 15 January
Last opportunity to obtain tickets reserved exclusively for residents of Japan
Tokyo, 7 January 2020 – The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced that applications for participation in the second lottery for sales of Paralympic Games tickets will be accepted from residents of Japan during the period of 15 – 29 January 2020.
A record 3.1 million tickets were requested during the first Paralympic Games ticket lottery. In view of the unprecedented demand, this second lottery represents their best chance to obtain tickets for the Paralympics Games.
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be the biggest and the most exciting ever. Over just 12 days, from the day following the Opening Ceremony on 25 August until 6 September, 22 sports and 539 events will be contested by a record 4,400 athletes.1
Tickets for all sports are being offered at affordable prices, with the aim of encouraging people to attend with their family and friends. Seats at competitive events will be priced from just JPY 900 and will cost no more than JPY 7,000. This is part of the Organising Committee’s commitment to enhance the family atmosphere at the Paralympic Games and attract as many young spectators as possible. Tickets for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will cost from JPY 8,000 up to JPY 150,000.
The most popular sports are spread throughout the Games so spectators can enjoy the dramatic highs and lows from beginning to end. Overall, events have been scheduled at times that will make them easier for families with children to attend and that will enable the maximum number of people overall to experience them.
Athletics, which saw Japan won 13 medals at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships held in Dubai, including three gold, three silver, and seven bronze, will enliven the new Olympic Stadium each day from 28 August to 5 September, with tickets ranging in price from JPY 2,000 to JPY 6,500.
At Rio 2016, Japan’s Paralympic swimmers won seven medals. Tickets for Paralympic swimming events at Tokyo 2020 will cost between JPY 2,000 and JPY 7,000.
During the middle phase of the Games, on the first Sunday after the Opening Ceremony, the highlight will be the wheelchair rugby final with tickets costing from JPY 3,200 to JPY 4,000. There are increasing expectations for the Japan team, which won its first ever world title at 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship.
Residents of Japan must apply for tickets online via the Tokyo 2020 Official Ticket Website. All prices and the full schedule for all 539 medal events are available there.
Pre-registration via the TOKYO 2020 ID portal is necessary to enter the lottery; this can be done at https://id.tokyo2020.org/. The lottery results will be announced on 18 February, with payments due by 2 March 2020.
Should they not be successful in this second lottery, residents of Japan will still be able to purchase tickets during the last phase of ticket sales, which will commence in the spring of 2020.
People living outside of Japan will be able to purchase tickets through Authorised Ticket Resellers (ATRs). ATRs have the exclusive right to sell Games tickets in agreed countries and regions. The sales launch date in each territory may vary depending on each ATR’s sales plans and schedules.
To learn more about the ticket sales schedule in their own country or region, overseas residents can visit their respective ATR’s website; details of these can be found at https://ticket.tokyo2020.org/paralympic/Home/ATRList?culture=en-us
1 the number of athletes currently expected to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games; the final number may differ.
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