Visitors who are looking for luxury accommodation in London this summer in order to soak up the atmosphere generated by the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics could still procure tickets for some of the sporting events of the Games.
Today (May 23rd) tickets went on sale for several disciplines, including football, volleyball and diving – although would-be ticketholders were warned that they could face a 30-minute wait to find out whether or not they had secured entry to their chosen event.
A limited number of tickets for the £20 price bracket were made available for fencing, boxing, weightlifting and wrestling among others, while tickets costing up to £450 were being offered for events including archery, badminton, beach volleyball, handball and hockey.
Those staying in luxury hotels in London will no doubt want to make the most of their break, so it might be worth purchasing general admission day passes to enter the Olympic Park in Stratford, where they can go to watch any sport (other than athletics, swimming and cycling) on a first come, first served basis.
Chris Townsend, commercial director of Olympics organising committee LOCOG, commented: “Our priority has been to get as many people who missed out in the sales process last year to the Games. We have delivered on our promise and now another 150,000 people have successfully purchased up to four tickets each.
“We are now putting the remaining tickets back on general sale. Wednesday’s sale is a live sale, and, like other high demand events including pop concerts, we expect the website to be very busy and customers may well be held in queues for over 30 minutes at peak times.”
There are now just over two months until the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics is held on July 27th, so those planning to visit London for the event are encouraged to book their hotel rooms now.