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Tokyo 2020 Paralympic ticket details unveiled

Organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games said they are aiming for “full stadiums” for every event after unveiling ticket details yesterday (Tuesday).

The lottery for the initial offering of tickets will run from August 22 to September 9 for residents of Japan. Applicants must first register for an Olympic ID, with those who previously registered to apply for Olympic Games tickets able to use the same ID.

Ticket prices start at Y500 (£4/€4.50/$5), with seats at competitive events starting at Y900 and costing no more than Y7,000.

Tickets for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will cost between Y8,000 and Y150,000.

Organisers said their goal was to make the Paralympic Games accessible to young people with some school tickets specifically allocated to prefectures in northeastern Japan affected by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters.

Tokyo 2020 vice-director general Masaaki Komiya said, according to Kyodo News: “We really want children to watch, because they need courage and passion to grow. Watching athletes with disabilities perform such outstanding feats is great encouragement.”

The Tokyo Paralympics are projected to feature a record 4,400 athletes, with the Games including the new disciplines of badminton and taekwondo.

In addition, Tokyo 2020, the organising committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, has announced it will begin accepting applications for the purchase of hospitality packages in late August from Japan residents.

A consortium of Sports Travel Hospitality (STH) Japan, JTB Corporation (JTB) and Sodexo will accept packages on a first-come, first-served basis. In-venue hospitality will combine “first-class dining” and sports entertainment with top category seats at 16 different Olympic sports and 15 Olympic venues.

Details for overseas ticket sales will be announced by the respective countries’ authorised resellers.

Image: Australian Paralympic Committee