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Special Olympics World Games seeks ticketing partner

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 is searching for a ticketing partner to roll-out an inclusive ticketing strategy. 

More than 250,000 people are expected to descend on Berlin to visit the Games in 2023, with the Special Olympics World Games being a mix of free events, ticketed ceremonies and competitions. The majority of events will be ticketed at a variety of price points and packages will be available.

The chosen contractor will be responsible for providing the ticket system, access control, onsite point of sale infrastructure, as well as customer service support for the National Games in June 2022 – which will provide an opportunity to test the system – and the World Games in June 2023. 

The multi-sport Special Olympics World Games will include an opening ceremony at Olympic Stadium, which boasts a capacity of 74,000. The closing ceremony will take place at Brandenburg Gate, an iconic German landmark. 

The LOC is now organising a tendering process to select a ticketing customer services partner. The process is split into two phases with the first phase being a request for a proposal, with the successful companies moving on to phase two. This is where the LOC then requests a quotation before evaluating the proposals and appointing a business.

Interested companies need to submit a declaration of interest by 23 November, with the chosen businesses asked to move to phase two needing to submit a quotation by 12 January. A partner will be contacted towards the end of February. 

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