MOSCOW, January 16 (R-Sport) - Sports fans will be able to buy tickets for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Park for 200 rubles ($6.60), a fraction of the price charged at London 2012, organizing committee head Dmitry Chernyshenko said Wednesday.
In London, adult Olympic Park tickets cost £10 ($16), although some later tickets were sold at half price. Tickets give no access to venues within the park.
“You won’t be able to get into the Olympic Park without accreditation or a ticket,” Chernyshenko said.
“We’re not trying to make a business out of this, but we have to regulate the number of people. About 75,000 people will feel comfortable there. A ticket like that for the park will cost 200 rubles.”
The Olympic Park is a coastal collection of arenas for the skating and curling events, and will provide the stage for the medal ceremonies.
Tickets have yet to go on sale, and as with London 2012, will only be available to those paying with a certain credit card for sponsorship reasons.
Ticket touts face fines of up to $33,000, under a law signed by President Vladimir Putin earlier this month.
Russia’s first Winter Olympics run from February 7 to 23 next year.