Ticket prices for Rio 2016 Olympics released

  • The ticket pricing for the equestrian events at the 2016 Olympics in Rio have been released, but many events may be less affordable than fans would hope.

    Organisers have announced that more than half of the tickets will be “sold at accessible prices in order to ensure that the event is open to everyone”.

    As a result 3.8 million tickets will be available for less than 70 Brazilian reals (£17.40) — but only the eventing cross-country phase fits into this price bracket costing less than £15.

    There are two categories — A and B — for tickets for all other events, however organisers have not revealed the differences in these sections.

    Pure dressage tickets start from £17.50 and pure showjumping tickets are available from just under £40.

    The most expensive tickets are for category A final pure showjumping ticket costing £135. The eventing category A showjumping tickets cost £104 and the grand prix freestyle will cost £75.

    Although a majority of the tickets will cost more than £17 they are still considerably cheaper than London 2012. In Greenwich tickets for the cross-country day set fans back £55 with the pure showjumping final costing up to nearly £300.

    The full Rio 2016 Olympic Games ticket sales programme will be unveiled in November, along with the competition schedule and details on how the public can buy tickets.

    For a full breakdown of ticket prices click here.

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