Tokyo 2020: Tickets go on sale in Japan

BY Tokyo 2020

Tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics have gone on sale with organisers looking to attract a family audience to next year’s Games.

Residents from Japan have until 11:59am (local time) on 9 September 2019 to participate in the lottery for the initial offering of Paralympic tickets. 

International spectators are invited to register for tickets to the Games from the IPC Global Authorised Ticket Reseller (ATR) or other designated ATR within their country of residence.

Tickets for all sport events are being offered at affordable prices.  Seats at competitive events are priced from JPY 900 and will cost no more than JPY 7,000.  This is part of the Organising Committee’s commitment to enhance the family atmosphere at the Games and attract as many young spectators as possible.  Tickets for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will cost from JPY 8,000 to JPY 150,000.

An estimated 2.3 million tickets are available for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Residents of Japan must apply for tickets online via the Tokyo 2020 Official Ticket Website.  Pre-registration on the TOKYO 2020 ID portal is required to enter the lottery. The lottery results will be announced on 2 October, with payments due by 15 October.

The initial ticket window is the best opportunity for Japanese residents to get the tickets they want for the Paralympic Games.  However, should they not be successful, they will still be able to request tickets during the second lottery, which will commence in early 2020.  A further phase of ticket sales will start in spring 2020, offering first-come, first-served sales on a global basis.

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be the biggest and most exciting to-date.  Over just 12 days, from the day following the Opening Ceremony on 25 August until 6 September, 22 sports and 540 events will be contested by a record 4,400 athletes.

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