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Ticket sales launched

Ticket sales launched

89,129 packages sold in one day

Published 05.11.2014 10:46 GMT+1 | Author Organizing Committee
Ticket sales launched
Fans line up for tickets at the O2 Arena in Prague. Photo: Organizing Committee
All available packages that include games of the Czech national team are reserved. All 1st category tickets to the medal games are also booked.

The opening day of ticket sales for the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, which will be played in Prague and Ostrava 1-17 May 2015, confirmed a huge demand for the tournament that returns back to the Czech Republic after 11 years.

“During the preparations we were very much aware of what a special product we're selling, but the first day of ticket sales has really confirmed to us that the World Championship is really a unique event,” said Marketa Sterbova, General Secretary of the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Organizing Committee.

Ticket packages went on sale 4th November at 8:00 at Sazka Ticket outlets, online, and also at the box offices of both venues, O2 Arena in Prague and CEZ Arena in Ostrava. “All available packages that included tickets for games where the Czech team is playing were reserved within five hours of going on sale,” said Radka Bartipanova, head of ticket sales.

Fans that weren’t successful in the first phase of ticket sales and didn’t get any tickets are asked by the Organizing Committee to remain patient.

“In the next phase, any currently reserved tickets that aren't paid for within the stated period of time (the exact time varies by type of purchase) will go back on sale. In the second phase of sales, which will begin in February, there is also a possibility that some of the tickets currently booked for the IIHF or the World Championship’s marketing partner Infront and their partners will be released,” Bartipanova added.

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There is a huge demand for the medal games. In the package that includes the gold and bronze medals, which will both be played on Sunday, 17 May at Prague’s O2 Arena, all tickets from the first category have been booked.

Apart from the packages with the Czech games, the second-most wanted were the ones with Slovakia’s games in Ostrava against the USA, Russia and Finland. In total, there were 89,129 day packages booked and 31,333 of them were already paid for within nine hours of going on sale.

“We are obviously pleased with these numbers,” Sterbova added.


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