Ticketek has been named as the exclusive ticketing service for the largest sporting event for athletes with intellectual impairment, the INAS Global Games, which will take place in Brisbane next month.

Tickets for the event, which is held from October 12-19, cost Aus$10, with no transaction, payment processing or other fees associated, with sales starting today (Thursday).

The Brisbane event marks the fifth staging of the Global Games, which runs every four years and has previously been held in Ecuador, Italy, the Czech Republic and Sweden.

Geoff Jones, chief executive of Ticketek’s parent company TEG, said: “We are thrilled to be supporting the INAS Global Games in Brisbane as a sponsor, partner and exclusive ticketing provider. Audiences will see 1,000 athletes from 50 countries across the globe compete across 10 sports over seven days in the Brisbane sunshine. We look forward to welcoming them all to the Sunshine State and to being inspired by their performances and their dedication.”

Ticketek has also been named as a major sponsor and partner of the games, which sees competitors from 50 countries compete for medals.

Sports competition will be held in Brisbane sporting facilities including Sleeman Sports Complex, Queensland Tennis Centre and Queensland State Athletics Centre, among others.

Robyn Smith, chief executive of The Global Games Sports Company, which bid and won the rights to host the event, said: “This is a unique opportunity to experience an international event with very affordable, family friendly ticket prices and guaranteed spectacular sporting feats.

“We have athletes from as far as Russia, France, China and America coming to compete in 10 sports contested in venues across Brisbane including the Queensland Tennis Centre, the Anna Meares Velodrome, with the southernmost venue being the Coomera Rowing Centre.

“GG2019 epitomises inclusivity and celebrates the outstanding talent of athletes from all over the world with an intellectual impairment who have all worked hard to represent their countries.”

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