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16 Apr 2004
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Athens 2004: nearly two million tickets sold!

The second phase for buying tickets for the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens ends today. Despite unsettling conditions worldwide, ATHENS 2004 ticketing has been doing impressively well, with not far short of two million tickets already sold to date, four months before the Opening Ceremony.

Sales restart on 1 June 2004
There will be no more ticket sales for 45 days during the seat assignment procedure. Sales will restart on 1 June 2004 and will then continue right through to the end of the Olympic Games. At Games time there will be ticket booths at all competition venues to allow spectators to buy tickets until the very last minute. Previous Olympic Games have shown that these last-minute sales are a great success with the public.

Limited number of tickets available for Opening Ceremony
There is still a limited number of Category A tickets for the Opening Ceremony (€950) and Category A (€750) and B (€500) tickets for the Closing Ceremony.

Some events sold out!
Tickets are available for most sports in various price categories. For some sports all tickets have been sold. Ticket sales will be considerably influenced when the draws for the team sports are made and the teams competing are announced. This accounts for 42% of ticket sales. By mid-July, the draws for the men’s and women’s football, men’s and women’s volleyball, beach volleyball and hockey will all have been made and the teams taking part in the preliminaries will have been announced.

Detailed information on
Tickets are being sold at selected branches of Alpha Bank throughout Greece and via the official ticket website ( Tickets are sold in real time, on a first-come first-served basis, subject to availability. With tickets being sold online and the pattern of availability changing, you are advised to consult the official website if you want to find out which tickets are available.

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