2.3 Million Olympic tickets available in the London 2012 second round of ticket sales!
LOCOG also confirmed that over a million additional tickets will be put on sale to the British public from December 2011, through releases of contingency tickets and returns from client groups.
There will be two second chance sales windows: the first will open at 6am on 24 June and run until 6pm on 3 July, and is open exclusively to people who applied in the initial application phase but were not allocated any tickets.
The following window, which is open to people who received some or all of the tickets they applied for in the first round of sales, will open at 6am on 8 July and run until 6pm on 17 July.
Second chance sales tickets will be on sale at a range of price categories and across a range of sports. Tickets are still available in 311 sessions, including 44 medal events, for Archery, Athletics, Race Walk, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Canoe Sprint, Mountain Biking, Dressage, Football, Fencing, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Rowing, Sailing, Synchronised Swimming, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling, and Weightlifting.
In total, 1.5 million of the tickets will be priced at £50 or less and over half a million of these tickets will be priced at £20 or less. Sixty sessions with special prices are still available – 33 are in football, and 27 are in the other sports. People will be able to apply for a maximum of three sessions and six tickets per session for most sports (Football, Volleyball and Race Walk will have larger limits).
LOCOG today published a detailed list of which sports, sessions and price categories are still available.
Unlike the first round of sales, the second round will use a first come, first served allocation system. Applicants will be notified whether their request for tickets has been successful between 24 and 48 hours after the request is submitted. Payment will be taken after the 10 day process, over a period of up to four days – and applicants will then be notified that the transaction and ticket purchase is complete.
LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe said: 'We recognise that the massive demand for tickets has meant that many sports fans were disappointed not to receive tickets in the initial application. That’s why we are prioritising them specifically in the second round, and giving them the first choice of tickets available.
'There are over 2 million Olympic tickets on offer at a wide range of prices and our objective is to get these into the hands of as many of the original applicants to the Games as possible. Today we are publishing information about the second round sale so people have time to plan before the sales launch on 24th June