Record ticket sales for Paralympic Games

With just three weeks to go to the London 2012 Paralympic Games, LOCOG has confirmed that a record 2.1 million Paralympic tickets have already now been sold.

With over 600,000 tickets purchased in the last month, the total number of Paralympic tickets sold has now surpassed the previous record of 1.8 million tickets sold in 2008 for the Beijing Games.

Seb Coe, LOCOG Chair, said: “We are absolutely delighted with how the British public has responded so far to tickets for the Paralympic Games. The Olympic Games have shown us that the UK has taken the Games to their heart and with the tickets sold so far and more still to come I look forward to even more people getting the chance to join in and to form memories that will last a lifetime.”

Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee, added: “To have sold the most ever tickets for a Paralympic Games three weeks before the Opening Ceremony is absolutely fantastic and shows the insatiable appetite the public has for top class elite sport.

“Normally the busiest sales period for the Paralympic Games is once the Olympics have begun. The difference in London however is that ahead of the Games starting we had sold over 1.4 million tickets, giving us a great platform with which to build from.

“So far London has delivered a quite spectacular Olympic Games which has further whetted the appetite of the public ahead of the Paralympics. This combined with some superb LOCOG PR and marketing activity, excellent Paralympic awareness campaigns from all sponsors and many broadcasters around the globe has resulted in the record demand for tickets.

“Our aim now is to sell every single ticket. It would be a fitting that when the Paralympic Movement returns to its spiritual birthplace in three weeks time it does so in front of packed sold-out venues.”