London 2012 Olympics ticket applications close at 11.59pm tonight (April 26) and sales have hit the roof as people scramble to get their choices in. If you haven’t applied yet, do it here: tickets.london2012.com
There has been a six-week window to apply for the London 2012 Olympics tickets and tonight will be the final chance to apply for one of the 6.6 million on offer.
There are 650 Olympic sessions across 26 sports and 17 days. London 2012 ticket prices range from £20 to £2,012, with the opening ceremony being the most pricey.
You can apply for a maximum of 20 events but for the most popular sessions, like the men’s 100 metres final, there is a limit of four tickets per person.
Once you’ve applied, you will be told whether you have obtained Olympic tickets in June. Tickets for oversubscribed events will be allocated by a random ballot.
London 2012 chief executive Paul Deighton said the number of applicants soared on Friday.
“In the last week we have been getting three or four times the applications above and beyond what was coming in for the previous five weeks – and the sky’s the limit based on the pattern that I am seeing at the moment,” Deighton said.
According to Deighton, orders have been “pretty well-spread” across the sports.
“I think that a lot of people are ordering quite a number of tickets. Families seem to be ordering so they can go together,” he said.
If you are successful in getting the Olympics tickets you want, you’ll be notified by email or letter in June.
If you get more tickets than you want, you will be able to sell them for their resale value only on an official site.
The Office of Fair Trading is warning people not to be fooled by fake Olympic tickets. As well as the official Olympics website, there are three providers for Games breaks and hospitality packages: Thomas Cook, Prestige Ticketing and Jet Set Sports.
Want to check out the Olympic Park?
Although access to the Olympic Park for the public is currently off-limits, you can see what lies in store for athletes and spectators by catching a ride on either the London Overground or Docklands Light Railway to Stratford, as both circle the park and give good views of the venues. You can also take a walking tour of the areas in and around the site with Blue Badge Guides, www.tourguides2012.co.uk.
Get your London 2012 tickets here: tickets.london2012.com