The Sochi 2014 Organising Committee has opened ticket centres in Sochi and Moscow, giving fans even more opportunities to buy tickets for next year’s Olympic Winter Games.
The two new centres, which will be open seven days a week, will allow fans to not only buy tickets over the counter using a Visa card or cash, but will also give those supporters who purchased tickets on the official website the opportunity to collect their tickets in person.
Fans in other countries and territories, meanwhile, can still purchase tickets from their local National Olympic Committee (NOC) or an appointed Authorised Ticket Reseller (ATR). A full list of ATRs can be found on the Sochi 2014 ticketing website.
The Sochi 2014 ticketing programme is one of the largest in the history of the Winter Games and has been designed to allow as many people as possible to experience the Games first-hand, with ticket prices starting at just 500 RUB (approximately USD 17), while more than 40 per cent of all tickets cost less than 3,000 RUB (about USD 99). Fans are also able to buy tickets to any sport for 1,500 RUB (about USD 50) or less.
The second phase of online ticket sales was launched on 10 October and, as additional tickets become available, fans will be able to purchase Games tickets at both the main ticket centres and the official ticketing website. Additional ticket offices will be opened at Olympic venues during the Games.
All ticketholders are also required to obtain a Spectator Pass, which, in addition to their ticket, will allow them to gain entry to the event, as well as helping to minimise queues at venues during the Games.
In recognition of Visa's support for the Olympic Games for over 26 years, Visa cards will be the only cards accepted when paying for tickets to the Games.