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60 second guide to buying Paralympics tickets

Must-know facts about London 2012 tickets

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The Olympic Games and Paralympic Games organisers (LOCOG) have published the full sports competition schedule and ticket prices for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. We explain how it’ll work.

When do Paralympics tickets go on sale? 

Paralympics tickets will go on sale from 9am on 9 September 2011. As with Olympic Games tickets, applications are made for tickets and if sessions are oversubscribed, they will be allocated via a random selection process (‘ballot’).

How much will tickets cost?

A third of tickets will be priced at £5, half of tickets priced at £10 or less and three quarters of tickets priced at £20 or less.

A Group Organiser scheme has also been created which will see groups buying 20 tickets receive two additional tickets at no extra charge, groups of 30 receiving three and so on up to 50 tickets. Day pass tickets will also be available, enabling people to see more than one sport in a day at the Olympic Park, ExCeL and The Royal Artillery Barracks.

Special arrangements for visitors with a disability

Wheelchair spaces are available in all price categories for every Paralympic sport. A companion seat is included in the cost of a ticket for a wheelchair space. Where applicable, the special prices for young people and seniors are also available when purchasing a wheelchair space. These requests can be made whilst completing an application either online or via the official paper application form. The events schedule is available on the LOCOG website (opens as a PDF).

There is also a Ticketcare scheme which is designed for disabled people who do not need a wheelchair space but cannot attend the Paralympic Games without a carer or personal assistant. This can be requested once tickets have been allocated.

Get an early taster of Paralympics events

International Paralympic Day in Trafalgar Square on 8 September offers the public the chance to find out about each of the 20 sports to take place at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

There will be demonstrations of a wide range of sports including wheelchair basketball, powerlifting, sitting volleyball and wheelchair rugby, as well as a chance to meet ParalympicsGB stars including Ellie Simmonds, Sascha Kindred and Sam Scowan, as well as international Paralympic athletes Heinrich Popow and April Holmes.

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