Paris 2024 ticketing app launches

The official Paris 2024 ticketing app has launched, with users now able to resell and manage their tickets.

The app, available on all smartphones, will be the only way that fans can gain entry to Paris 2024 venues when the Olympic Games get underway in July. More than nine million tickets have already been sold for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The app gives fans access to all their tickets, although Opening and Closing Ceremony passes will not arrive until mid-June.

Users can also now transfer tickets to beneficiaries. Organisers advised this should be done soon so that all attendees can be notified of updates.

Paris 2024 resale

The app also allows ticket holders to put one or more tickets back on sale. People can buy the ticket at its initial price (face value), plus a processing fee (5% of the initial price for the seller, 10% for the purchaser).

Organisers said: “By launching its ticketing app well in advance of the Games, Paris 2024 wants to give future spectators the peace of mind of knowing that they can start to make their arrangements now.

“Ergonomic, fluid and intuitive, this app invites all users to let themselves be guided, combining ease of use with security.”

Three companies – France Billet, CTS Eventim and Orange Business Services – won a public tender to deliver the ticket sales process for Paris 2024. They formed a joint venture to oversee the single, worldwide platform which launched at the end of 2022 to allow interested fans to register for the draw.

Paris 2024 expects record basketball sales

Estimated ticketing and hospitality income is now set at around €1.4bn, a target considered more than achievable with more than 8 million of a total 10 million tickets sold.

While organisers are expecting record sales for basketball, football sales are proving more problematic.

Speaking to SportBusiness, Etienne Thobois, chief executive of the Paris 2024 organising committee (Cojop), said football is challenging, principally because “we have a big concentration of matches in a very short period of time”.

He explained: “We can say already that we will be the edition of the Games that have sold the most basketball tickets in history, because of the size of the venues and the fact we will have three sessions a day. It is a fantastic result.”

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