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Cheap tickets offered in bid to lure one million to Munich

Advanced ticket sales for the next edition of the European Championships multi-sport event, which will take place next year in Munich, have gone on sale. 

About 4,700 European athletes will compete across nine different sports, including athletics, swimming and gymnastics. The European Championships will be the largest sporting event to be held in the German city since the 1972 summer Olympic Games. 

Organisers hope to see over one million spectators witness the Championships, with ticket prices starting at just €10 (£8.46/ $11.61). Full-day tickets as well as individual sport tickets are available, with combined tickets on offer for events like the decathlon. 

The European Championships recently took on Ticketmaster Germany as its partner for the event. Ticketmaster will provide services from discovery and purchase through to event access. 

A number of events will also be free to sports fans, including the marathon and race walking in athletics, BMX freestyle, mountain bike cross country, road cycling and triathlon. 

On top of the sporting events, there will also be ‘The Roofs’, a festival that encompasses music, culture, art and food that will run alongside the Championships. 

The event will take place from August 11-21. The inaugural edition of the European Championships was co-hosted by Berlin and Glasgow in 2018.  

Stephan Mayer, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Federal Minister of the Interior, Building and Community, said: “With just under 10 months to go until the start of the European Championships Munich 2022, the anticipation is rising. 

“With the start of ticket sales, the preparations for Munich 2022 are heating up. In addition to numerous gripping sporting competitions, visitors can also look forward to the festival ‘The Roofs’, where they can experience the unique spirit of the event even if they do not attend the competitions.”

Joachim Herrmann, Bavaria’s State Minister of the Interior, Sports and Integration, said: “This multi-sport event with nine European Championships will generate positive and sustainable effects well beyond its sporting context. Munich, Bavaria, and indeed all of Germany will benefit significantly and in the long term.”

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