Organisers of the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham are looking to tap into the London 2017 buzz as tickets for the competition went on sale yesterday (Monday).

During the pre-sale in May, more than 8,000 tickets were purchased on the first day and organisers expect demand to be high following an increased interest in athletics.

The 2018 Championships, which will be held at the Birmingham Arena, will take place from March 1-4.

“The IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 will be one of the biggest sporting events of the year and is not to be missed,” said British Athletics chief executive Niels de Vos.

“After the amazing success of the IAAF World Championships in London this month, we are already looking forward to welcoming the world’s best athletes to Birmingham for what will be a fantastic global event.

“Indoor athletics is all about excitement and drama and the state-of-the-art Arena Birmingham is the perfect venue, allowing spectators to get close to the action and offering the perfect view from any seat.”

There are six different sessions, including one on the Thursday, two on Friday, two on Saturday and one final session on Sunday.

Prices of tickets vary across sessions, with three categories of ticket (pink, green and blue).  Every single session has concession tickets available, with £5 tickets available for children aged 2 to 16, students and people over 65, no fees are added to their tickets.

“We wanted to ensure that this event would be fantastic value for families in Birmingham and beyond,” said Councillor Ian Ward, deputy leader for Birmingham City Council, who are jointly organising the championships.

“With all children’s tickets costing £5 and prices starting at £20 for adults, a family of four can come to some sessions of the championships for just £50.

“Staging this event in Birmingham, so soon after London’s hugely successful World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships, means that those people who missed out on tickets this summer now have another chance to experience the excitement of live athletics and to come and watch the world’s best athletes at a major championships and this time they’ll be competing in one of Birmingham’s world-class sporting venues.”

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