Asian Games 18 targets 1.3m ticket sales

The organising committee of the 2018 Asian Games multi-sport event in Indonesia has linked up with KiosTix as it looks to surpass 1.3 million ticket sales.

The event is being co-hosted by the cities of Jakarta and Palembang between August 18 and September 2.

Tickets go on sale to the public at the end of this month, with the cheapest tickets for a sports session costing around $2, with the average price around $7. 

“This is the first time that the organisers of an international sports event in Indonesia have partnered with an Indonesian ticket company,” said the president of INASGOC, Erick Thohir, at a joint press conference in Jakarta on Monday.

With the help of KiosTix, which usually provides tickets for music concerts and exhibitions, Asian Games organisers are aiming to sell 1.3 million tickets for the event, which will feature 40 sports, 67 disciplines and 463 events.

Thohir did not provide a figure for the total number of tickets, but said more than 1.3 million could be made available if early sales were strong.

The partnership with KiosTix will involve revenue sharing from ticket sales. The main target for sales will be students, and tickets will be available to buy in partner banks, supermarkets, Asian Games pop-up stores in shopping malls and travel agents.

“We are making the Asian Games accessible to everyone in Indonesia with the pricing policy, and this partnership with KiosTix will help the public buy tickets in advance. This is the first time this has happened in Indonesia for an international sports event,” said Thohir.

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