only 10% of tickets exceed 200 euros, “it’s less than for a Madonna concert”, claims the Minister of Sport

Amélie Oudéa-Castéra argued on France Inter on Tuesday that the “proposed prices” for the Paris Games “are in line with previous editions”, 500 days before the opening ceremony.

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Sport Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, guest of France Inter's morning broadcast, Tuesday 14 March 2023. (FRANCE INTER / RADIO FRANCE)

“We are collectively, and the Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in primis, extraordinarily attentive to the accessibility of the prices of the Games” 2024 from Paris, assured the Minister of Sport Amélie Oudéa-Castéra on Tuesday 14 March on France Inter. 500 days before the opening ceremony, the minister returns to the controversy over the price of seats for the event. “There are a million seats, for all sports, for 24 euros”.

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The Minister of Sport assures it “half of the tickets cost 50 euros or less” and estimate a “only 10%” the percentage of tickets sold “over 200 euros”. “This proportion is lower than that of a Madonna concert at the Arena de Bercy”, she says. She argues that the “the prices proposed” for the Paris Games “are in line with the previous editions“.

Second phase of ticket sales

Amélie Oudéa-Castéra recalls that a “the popular ticket office will be established by the state”. On this occasion, “400,000 tickets will be offered to young people, sports movement volunteers, people with disabilities”. He would also like to point out that a “The territorial ticket office will also be prepared by the host communities that they will be able to offer [ces places] to their audience”.

Viewers will be able to access new tickets during a second round of sales that will “will open on May 11”. To do this, they will first need to register for the lottery “from tomorrow and until April 21st”. Then there will be “in autumn the ticket office of the Paralympic Games”specifies the Minister of Sport.

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