Friday, 20 August 2010

Commonwealth Games tickets to be launched on 25-Aug

The Commonwealth Games 2010 tickets will be available in retail outlets across Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) from Wednesday. Earlier last month, Commonwealth Games organizing committee had launched online booking of the tickets.

The Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games have attracted the maximum interest, so far contributing 25 per cent of the sales. Among the sporting events, hockey is the front-runner, accounting for 14 per cent of the tickets sold so far, followed by athletics at 11 per cent and gymnastics at 10 per cent. Swimming is at the fourth spot with 8 per cent share.

Apart from the Indian market, Australia leads the tally with maximum number of buyers for tickets followed by New Zealand and Britain.

Select Central Bank of India branches are selling CWG tickets as well as seven nominated Hero Honda showrooms. The tickets can be purchased from IRCTC outlet in Central Delhi. All the ticket related information regarding list of the outlets and booking is available on

Apart from Delhi, tickets will also be available in Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad.

An added incentive for ticket-holders is free Metro and Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) rides on the day of the event, including the Opening and Closing ceremonies, All ticket-holders will be allowed one to and fro ride on the Metro and DTC buses for that specific day.

Internet sales gave the initial fillip to the sales that began in June. The first phase of the three-phase ticket sale process was exclusively through the Commonwealth Games ticketing website, while second phase enables people to access the retail outlets as well.

At the retail outlets, direct purchases can be made and those holding vouchers can also procure actual tickets there. The third phase will give people access to venue outlets as well.


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