Olympic tickets go back on sale

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that tickets for the Olympic Football tournament will go back on sale from 11am on Monday 30 April until 11pm on Sunday 6 May 2012.

Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis at www.tickets.london2012.com or via telephone on 0844 847 2012. The draw for the tournament took place last week and the full fixture and price list is available here.

Highlights of the draw include the Team GB Women’s team kicking off the tournament and the Olympic Games against New Zealand in Cardiff. In the Men’s tournament, current world champions Spain play Japan at Hampden Park and St James’ Park Newcastle will host Brazil v New Zealand.

Tickets start at £20 for adults, with special prices available for people under 16 and over 60 at many matches. ‘Pay your age’ prices are available for those under 16 and tickets for people aged 60 or over will be priced at £16.

In recognition of Visa’s longstanding support of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, only Visa (debit, credit and prepaid) can be used to purchase tickets. LOCOG has confirmed that buying a Football ticket during this sale will not impact eligibility for future ticket sales.

The Olympic Football Tournament will take place at six iconic venues in cities across the UK - Hampden Park in Glasgow, Old Trafford in Manchester, Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, St James’ Park in Newcastle, City of Coventry Stadium and Wembley Stadium in London. So far approximately one million tickets have been sold for Football, with approximately 1.5 million still to sell.

LOCOG Commercial Director Chris Townsend said, ‘Now that the draw has taken place, we are delighted to put remaining tickets on sale to see some of the world's most exciting young footballers in the Olympic Games. This is a great opportunity for people across the UK to be part of the Games, and see great matches at great prices’

London 2012 Football tickets came off sale in February and the test events which took place throughout February enabled further work to take place on the seating bowl for cycling and swimming. In March, the seating bowls for all venues were assessed and where possible, contingency tickets were moved into the inventory for the May sale.

Where venues have yet to be built, LOCOG will continue to hold contingency tickets to be released at a later date. April has seen the ticketing systems and processes tested ready for the upcoming sales. Full details of contingency ticket sales and Paralympic ticket sales will be announced later this week. These tickets will go on sale in May.