The ticket office for the Tokyo Olympic games (July 24-August 9, 2020) opened Thursday 9th May, 2019, with a first phase reserved for Japanese residents.
The ticket market for the Tokyo Olympics (July 24-August 9, 2020) opened Thursday 9th May, 2019, with a first phase reserved for Japanese residents pending the opening for sale for foreigners.
Only residents can now apply for tickets on the Olympic Games reservation site until May 28th. Applicants will, according to a lottery system, respond to their applications on June 20th. They will then have two weeks to pay them.
The site registered a strong demand as soon as it opened.
7.8 million tickets
Foreigners will have to wait until June 15th to try to get tickets through the “authorized ticket resellers”.
Of the total number of tickets expected by the organizers to be around 7.8 million, 70-80% will be acquired by Japanese residents and the rest by foreigners.
Ticket prices for the 33 sports represented in Tokyo range from 20.50 to 2438 euros for the best seats of the opening ceremony.
More than 1000 euros for the 100-meter final
It will cost 130,000 yen (1072 euros) to attend the finals of the 100 m men, the race-queen of the sport king of the Games, athletics.
Half of the total number of tickets will not exceed 8000 yen (65 euros), with a special price of 18 euros for Tokyo residents, families, elderly people, and people with disabilities.
Resident rates are “substantially the same as in London in 2012 but slightly higher than those in Rio in 2016,” said Yuko Hayakawa, a Tokyo-2020 marketing executive.
If ticket prices for boxing are known, they have not yet been put on sale, pending an IOC decision on the presence of this discipline in Tokyo.