Other high-demand events include the men’s football (soccer) gold-medal game and medal rounds for aquatics, track cycling, BMX, canoe / kayak, beach volleyball and equestrian jumping, where few tickets remain available.
“Tickets to see those memorable medal moments are selling quickly,” said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer of the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015).
“The Games are a once-in-a-generation chance to see our most elite summer Games athletes compete on home soil and to be part of the high-energy crowd who will be cheering them on and singing our anthem together.”
Already, almost 275,000 tickets to the Pan Am Games have been picked up by sports fans eager to get in on this summer’s action. The Toronto 2015 Pan American Games take place July 10-26 and the Parapan American Games Aug. 7-15.
“The numbers are beyond our expectations – especially since we haven’t yet announced when Team Canada will be playing, not to mention the countless athletes from across the Americas who are still in the process of qualifying for the Games,” Rafi said.
“That said, it was no surprise that the available tickets to our opening ceremony, produced by Cirque de Soleil, went fast. It’s sure to be an unforgettable night.”
Venues will be packed for the men’s baseball and basketball gold-medal matches, where few tickets remain available. Other hot tickets include:
- Athletics track and field 100-metre finals (AT006) and 4 x 100-metre finals (AT012)
- Rugby sevens tournament finals (RU004)
- Closing ceremony with talent provided by Live Nation (ZC001)
- Beach (BV027) and indoor volleyball (VO022) finals.
Tickets for the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games will go on sale in the spring. They promise more exciting action featuring some of the world’s best para-athletes competing for their chance to go to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
The Pan Am Games ticket program is designed to be accessible for everyone by offering affordable pricing with tickets starting at $20, with 75% of tickets priced $45 and under. There are also half-price tickets for under 16 years or 65 and over; some start at $10. The number of discounted tickets is limited, so fans are urged to buy early.
Tickets are integrated – every event ticket will allow the holder to access transit on the day of the event.