POSTED: Wednesday November 25th 2009

Two Million Tickets Planned for 16th Asian Games

87% Of All Tickets Range From $1.50 to $58.00

GUANGZHOU, China - November 25, 2009 - The 16th
Asian Games (, part of
the worldwide Olympic movement and governed by the Olympic Council of Asia
(OCA) has announced that two million tickets will be available for worldwide
sales and 87% of all tickets for the 2010 Games will range from $1.50 to

The Asian Games are the second largest sports event in the world after the Summer Olympic Games.


Ticket prices for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies range from RMB1,600 ($234.24) to RMB6,800 ($995.52).


There will be more than two million tickets available to the public all over the world, as the 42 sports of the Games will take place in 53 venues.


According to Ms. Yuan Yue, Deputy Director of the Marketing Department of the Guangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee (GAGOC), the Asian Games Ticket Pricing Program was formulated through:


·         Extensive market research and statistical analysis;

·         Comparison of ticket prices at previous Olympic Games, Asian Games and other major international sporting events, and

·         Consideration of the local consumption level and purchasing power


This ticketing program was approved at The 16th Asian Games Chefs de Mission Seminar that concluded two weeks ago.


Organizers have divided ticket sales into three stages, the first will start in January 2010. GAGOC may adjust the launch time of each stage in accordance with the competition schedule. Tickets can be purchased on the Official Ticketing Website of the 16th Asian Games (, at ticket outlets or at venue-based ticket booths during the Games.


GAGOC will reserve some tickets for school students and youth athletes through an educational initiative to further the development of the Olympic Movement among youngsters.


GAGOC has set up a hotline for ticketing enquiries.


Official Ticketing Website of the 16th Asian Games:

Ticketing Enquiry Hotline: 86-20-1258088

About The 16th Asian Games

The 16th Asian Games ( is approved and governed by the Olympic Council of Asia and will be held in “Flower City” of Guangzhou from November 12 - 27, 2010.  More than 14,000 athletes, trainers and coaches from 45 countries and regions will compete in 42 sports. More than 10,000 accredited and non-accredited worldwide media are anticipated to cover the Games with more than three million spectators expected to attend.

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Keywords · Asian Games · Olympic Council of Asia · OCA · multi-sports games

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