Olympic Park tickets available for Paralympic Games

A total of 100,000 Olympic Park non-event tickets have been released for sale by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).

Although the tickets do not allow people to watch sporting events at the main Olympic venue, they do allow visitors to experience the unique atmosphere of the Park and watch all the action on a special big screen.

Tickets are available for a number of days during the Paralympics and cost £5 for adults and £1 for those under 16 years of age and over 60.

Visitors making use of top hotels in London can purchase the tickets via the LOCOG website.

Seb Coe, chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee said: "I'm thrilled that we can give even more people the opportunity to experience the Olympic Park, soak up the atmosphere and perhaps catch some Paralympic action on the big screen.

"We wanted to give as many people as possible the opportunity to visit the Olympic Park and releasing more tickets is part of this commitment."

Organisers confirmed that around 2.3 million tickets have been sold for the Paralympics, which begin on August 29th. The strong ticket sales mean that it is set to be the largest Paralympics ever.

Meanwhile, one of Britain’s most famous Paralympians has praised the design of the Olympic Park. Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has said the venue is the most accessible yet. She welcomed the addition of gentle gradients to allow people to get around as well as the wider corridors, aisles and entrances that make it easier for people with wheelchairs to move around the various arenas and facilities. 

The winner of 11 gold medals said: "London is setting new standards to ensure absolutely no-one misses out, whether competitors or spectators. These important features are central to enabling spectators to get around the Olympic Park and venues easily."

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