Olympic Organizers Debate Ticket Price Cap, Claim ¥288,000 Isn’t Enough
The Organizing Committee of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games proposed a price limit per ticket admission fees for the 2020 Summer Games yesterday, but couldn’t reach an agreement. This means that tickets could cost more than 288,000 yen ($2,600) each, depending on how things shake out down the road.... Read more
Paralympics Broke Ticket Records, But 25 Percent Didn’t Show
It was announced last week by The International Paralympic Committee that this year’s 2018 Winter Paralympic games broke previous sales records, but the IPC revealed yesterday that more than 25 percent of ticket holders didn’t show up. The number of tickets sold for sports competitions before Wednesday came out to... Read more
2018 Winter Paralympics Breaks Ticket Sales Record
The 12th Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, which runs through March 18 in South Korea, has officially set the event record for ticket sales, reaching 320,351 tickets sold. An outstanding achievement for the event, made all the more ironic by the woes the main event faced in its ticketing operation.... Read more
Despite Sellout Claims, Olympics Attendance Appears Sparce
According to officials managing the Pyeongchang Olympics, ticket sales are just about to their ultimate goal of 90% sold for the entire event, an amount which would total about 1 million tickets sold. It would be a huge victory, given the robustly documented struggles the event has seen related... Read more
Seoul Officials to Distribute 42,000 Olympic Tickets to Low-Income Families
Officials from the Seoul Metropolitan Government have announced that they will hand out 42,000 tickets to low-income households and multiracial families, the latest effort to ensure there will be fans in the stands when the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics kick off next month. Sales have been poor as the... Read more
Just Over 60 Percent of Tickets Sold for 2018 PyeongChang Olympics
Another ticket sales update has been provided by Olympics organizers for the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, revealing that just over 60 percent of tickets had been sold with under 50 days to go. As of Thursday, The Korea Herald reports that 655,000 tickets, or 61% of... Read more
Japanese Lawmakers Ponder Restrictive Resale Regulations Ahead of Olympics
Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers are putting together a bill that could severely restrict the online resale market for tickets, with an eye on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, according to reporting by The Yomiuri Shimbun published in English-language at The-Japan-News.com. The bill, which is expected to be submitted... Read more
Only Half Of All Tickets Sold to PyeongChang Olympics
Call it lack of tourism attraction or fear of political tensions, but no matter the cause, poor ticket sales to the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in PyeongChang, South Korea have been a concern for months. Already, the Korean Federation of Banks have purchased tickets to subsidize slow sales... Read more
2018 Winter Olympics Tickets Sales Could Set Historic Low
At a little less than 100 days out, slow-selling seats at the largely televised Winter Olympics are not unusual. Next year’s Pyeongchang Olympics and Paralympics in particular, though, are on track to set a possible historic low in ticket sales and attendance. On October 28, USA Today reported that... Read more
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organizers Make Plans to Counter Ticket Scalping
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee has announced plans to counter ticket scalping ahead of the event, Reuters reported this week. The committee is especially fearful of massive ticket buyouts and inflated resale for the 2020 games given the scalping ring that slowed ticket sales for the... Read more