- 2012 olympics tickets – quick poll
ahwiles, where can I buy gold bars for 20 quid?! Have applied for:
Canoeing, BMX, Mountain Bikes, Atheletics and the closing ceremony. About 8 sessions (and probably 16 discipline finals). I don’t even like canoeing but am really excited by the whole thing!
Assuming we get everything we applied for, it’ll be around £400 for two of us. It’s a lot of money sure, but not a mad obscene amount for a once in a lifetime thing.Posted 8 years agomolgripsSubscriber
£20 for a ‘D’ ticket?
and how much do you think i’ll see with a ‘D’ ticket?
In a modern stadium, everything probably. In the Millennium Stadium for example almost every seat is good. I’d have thought at track cycling it’d be pretty easy to see everything.
I hope to be going but I haven’t booked tickets yet.Posted 8 years agohh45Member
Mens MTb and two sessions on Velodrome. Max outlay (3 tickets for each) is £500 or £167 each for c 9 hours entertainment, once in a lifetime etc. I’ll also ride down to Surrey to watch the roadies for free.
Someone I know has applied for £9,000’s worth but he is a bit sport mad. He goes to every England footie game and went to SA for a month to watch last footie world cup. I live 2 miles from the Olympic Park, love cycling and have never been in a velodrome. I can watch stuff on telly any time.
some people here do have a miserable attitude but then we know that already.Posted 8 years agorestlessMember
i have applied for the opening ceremony and the first swimming event, the following day, as this has the ‘kids pay their age’ price band too.Posted 8 years ago
i don’t normally watch sporting events, but thought it would be a good experience for the kids.
i don’t live anywhere near london either, so would have to find somewhere to stay over too, which would probably cost more than the tickets.nickbSubscriber
I’ve applied for a pretty broad selection of events (athletics, track cycling, mountain biking, tennis, rowing), but the tickets are rumoured to be 10x oversubscribed, so I’m not expecting to get too much! However, as said above, it’s a once in a lifetime thing, so happy to spend a couple of hundred quid or so on seeing some of it live, and watching lots more on the TV.
One of the road cycling events almost passes my house (I could probably see it from my sons bedroom window), so I think we’ll make the effort to walk over to the local park* for that one!
*Bushy Park, if you’re interested!Posted 8 years agoWeaselMember
As quoted earlier my credit card isn’t Visa, and I’m not put tickets on my Visa debit card, and it would only have been for the mountain biking.
I’d add that a lot of people I know didn’t want the Olympics and to be paying for the ‘privilege’ via their council tax here in London.Posted 8 years agoFuzzyWuzzySubscriber
I’ve applied for 4 track tickets (team pursuit finals session) and 4 BMX finals (nephew wants to go and I figured good chance of seeing some crashes…). Came to £900 🙁 but assuming I probably won’t get any of them allocated. Chances are I’ll just go down to watch the road race for free. It’s a rip-off but also a once-in-a-lifetime thing so I figured I may as well.Posted 8 years agoflebbyMember
i dont really see the attraction with the opening/closing ceremony and also find it a cheek that they charge for it. its not sport so it should be free.
yes i think we have established that its cheaper to stay home and watch it on TV, and this is what i had planned to do….but the MTB’ing is just down the road so applied for that (both Sat and Sunday, BTW whats everyone elses problem with going to watch the ladies ride? Its just as good if not better ;))
Also then decided to request a couple of the track sessions too, seems kind of strange to commute past the place every day but never actually go in!
Other than that i’ve gone for one of the badminton sessions, only one ticket mind you, as i dont know anyone who would want to go with me lol 🙁Posted 8 years ago
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