Organisers of the 2019 European Games have revealed ticket prices ahead of the second edition of the multi-sport event in Minsk, Belarus.
The most expensive tickets are for 3×3 basketball and beach football, costing 50 BYN (€20/£17/$23). The cheapest tickets are offered for badminton, judo, karate and sambo for 5 BYN.
“Ticket policy is aimed at making the multi-sport forum accessible for the target audience and is based on popularity of the sport, its entertainment level, the location and capacity of a sports venue, the day of the week and the time of the event, seats’ location, etc,” said Maxim Koshkalda, the Minsk European Games Organising Committee’s (MEGOC) head of marketing.
Earlier this month, the government passed a resolution relating to ticketing and other commercial matters. The rules govern the sale of tickets for sporting events and the opening and closing ceremonies of Minsk 2019, along with the start and end dates for sales, how the process will be overseen and guidelines relating to purchase, use and return of tickets.
Ticket sales will commence on December 1 and run through to the final day of the Games. Ticketpro, the ticketing operator for the Games, will be authorised to sell tickets along with travel companies providing tourism services and tickets as one package.
The government has confirmed that the purchase of a ticket will grant a single entry to Belarus for foreign citizens. In July, Ticketpro, which was awarded the contract in February, said it would interact directly with Belarus’ border service to ensure smooth entrance for all ticketholders.
The event will see 4,082 athletes from all 50 European National Olympic Committees compete in 15 sports in Minsk. Ten of the 15 sports will act as qualifiers for the 2020 summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, with the European Games also counting as the official European championships for four sports.
The inaugural European Games took place in 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan.