COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – CoSport, the authorized ticket reseller and official hospitality package provider of the U.S. Olympic Committee (“USOC”), announced today a reminder to the public that the initial request phase for ticket sales is on-going and will conclude tomorrow, Friday, April 29th at 11:59 pm (EST).
Since the start of the Ticket Request Phase on March 15th, the demand for London 2012 Olympic Games tickets has been strong among U.S. residents, registering more than 7,000 individual ticket requests, totaling more than 85,000 tickets. The Opening and Closing Ceremonies, as well as some Swimming and Athletic sessions, are already oversubscribed so a ballot process will be conducted by CoSport in mid-May 2011.
“The request phase is designed to allow all U.S. residents an equal chance to purchase tickets for the London 2012 Games,” said Adam Wixted, ticketing director of CoSport. “It is not too late for people interested in buying tickets to submit a request even for oversubscribed events.”
The deadline for ticket requests is April 22nd. Order results and ticket confirmations will commence before the end of May 2011. For the initial ticket request phase, more than 58,000 tickets are available for purchase to more than 650 sporting sessions. More than 56 percent of tickets offered during this initial request phase are priced under $150. CoSport has requested additional tickets from the London Organizing Committee of the 2012 Olympic Games (“LOCOG”), and CoSport will add any additional confirmed tickets to the request phase allocation.
CoSport has also started its hospitality package sales. CoSport hospitality packages combine central London hotel accommodations with guaranteed Olympic tickets offered separately from tickets available through individual ticket sales. A wide variety of packages are available for purchase as convenient means of securing accommodations and Olympic tickets and other amenities along with expert guidance provided by the CoSport team throughout their Olympic experience. Hospitality packages are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
When purchasing tickets, be sure to have your Visa handy. In recognition of Visa’s support of the Olympic Games, CoSport is proud to accept only Visa for London 2012 Olympic Games ticket purchases.
Please go to www.cosport.com for more information or to register for future updates.