London Olympic Games tickets go on sale on 15 March for six weeks, until 11.59pm on 26 April — so now is the time to decide if you want to attend London 2012.
All equestrian events will take place in Greenwich Park, East London. The equestrian arena promises capacity for 23,000, yielding around 253,000 tickets across 11 different competition stages, with some 75,000 tickets available for cross-country day.
All ticket applications will be considered equally, regardless of when people apply. Where demand exceeds supply, there will be an automated and random selection process within each ticket price band.
Organisers believe there will be a fair chance of receiving your chosen ticket, but advise spectators to conside their budgets carefully and only apply for tickets they are prepared to purchase.
London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games’s (LOCOG) Joanna Manning-Cooper said: “We urge buyers to consider their budget very carefully when applying for tickets. They cannot cancel, change or return them once they are allocated.”
A resale platform will be launched next month to enable customers to resell unwanted tickets at face value through authorised ticket resellers. This will be the only legal way to resell tickets.
Once the ticket office closes on 26 April, applicants will find out if they have been successful in May or June. Paralympic tickets go on sale later, on 9 September.
If you are interested in combining your visit to Greenwich with tickets for other Olympic events taking place in the capital on the same day, download our guide to what else is on [Word doc]
Equestrian ticket prices
Eventing (28-31 July): starts at £20 for dressage, up to £150 for showjumping. All cross-country tickets are £55.
Dressage (2-9 August): starts at £20 for early stages of team competition, up to £275 for individual competition and grand prix freestyle.
Showjumping (4-8 August): starts at £20 for individual qualifiers and team round one, up to £275 for final individual rounds.
Modern pentathlon (11-12 August): riding phase (in Greenwich Park) from £20-£35.
Discounts: a third of tickets cost £20 or less; two-thirds less than £50. Concessions are available for children and the elderly: in 220 selected sessions, 16s and under pay their age in pounds, while those aged 60 and over pay £16. These sessions will be marked on the application form.
How to apply for tickets
Money: Visa, one of the 40 Olympic sponsors, will be the only card accepted at the Games (debit, credit and pre-paid). You can also pay by cheque and cash. Paper application forms will be available from Lloyds TSB branches.
How: from 15 March you can apply for tickets through the London 2012 website.
For H&H’s complete guide to getting your tickets for the games, including an exclusive look at what accommodation will be available local to Greenwich Park and the transport options for those travelling into London, don’t miss Thusday’s magazine (17 February, 2011)