Team GB is set to open its hospitality house to fans for the first time at next year’s Olympic Games in Paris.
Since London 2012, Team GB has taken over a venue during the Olympic Games to use as a base for the ‘House’, a hospitality offering for athletes, their family and friends, and Team GB guests. However, Paris 2024 will see Team GB House open to the general public for the first time.
Team GB fans will be able to hear from, and meet with, past and present Olympians in a fun environment, while enjoying the live action on the big scores, live medal celebrations with Team GB athletes, and live entertainment. According to Team GB, more Britons than any other nation outside of hosts France are snapping up tickets for the Games, meaning the House presents a unique way to celebrate.
Team GB House is set to be located at the Pavillon d’Armenonville, opening daily from the Opening Ceremony on July 26 until the Closing Ceremony on August 11.
Modern pentathlon Olympic champion and Team GB athlete, Joe Choong, said: “As an athlete, the first thing you want to do after competing or winning a medal is to give your friends and family a hug – and then kick off the celebrations! Team GB House has always been an incredible place for us to share those moments, and having fans there for the first time is going to make it even more special.”
A limited number of tickets will be available to purchase for each day of the Games, with discounted rates for children. The general sale will open on November 7, but fans can register to gain priority access.
Next summer, Team GB will also be opening free-to-enter Fanzones across the UK for supporters to watch the action live from Paris. Further details of the Fanzones’ locations and opening hours will be confirmed in early 2024.
Andy Anson, chief executive of the British Olympic Association, added: “Being able to offer Team GB fans the chance to be a part of the celebrations with the athletes, in person, is incredibly special.
“The proximity of Paris and the ease of getting there represents a unique opportunity for supporters – we’re delighted that so many British fans are already planning to attend the Games themselves, and we hope that many of them will join us at Team GB House for the very best in hospitality when we open our doors next summer. It will be an incredible opportunity to mix with Team GB’s wonderful athletes.”