Rio 2016 Paralympic tickets go on sale

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 8 (IANS) The first batch of tickets for next year’s Paralympic Games has gone on sale for the Brazilian residents, the organisers said.

Some 3.3 million tickets are available for events in 23 disciplines in addition to the opening and closing ceremonies, Xinhua reported quoting Rio2016.com.

The announcement coincides with the one-year milestone until next year’s first Paralympics in South America.

Ticket prices range from 10 Brazilian reais ($2.60) to 1,200 reais ($312). Almost two thirds of the total tickets are 30 reais or less.

Brazilian residents have until September 30 to apply for tickets on the Rio 2016 portal. A draw will be held to decide successful applicants if demand exceeds supply.

Fans from around the world will be able to buy tickets from authorised resellers, whose details will be published by Rio 2016 later this month.

“This is the best moment to acquire tickets to the Paralympic Games,” said Rio 2016 ticketing director Donovan Ferreti.

“We will make about 80 percent of the total tickets available in this phase, and everyone will have an equal chance of getting tickets, no matter which order they arrive in,” Ferreti added.

The tickets will be offered for 315 sessions with each applicant able to request a maximum of 20 sessions.

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