Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Moscow sold out for last weekend

Monaco - The IAAF is delighted to announce that ticket sales for the upcoming IAAF World Championships, Moscow, Russia, 10 to 18 August 2013, are accelerating fast with a sold out final weekend and an average of 80.59% sold for the nine days of competition at the Luzhniki Olympic Stadium. IAAF General Secretary Essar Gabriel said today: “Looking at the latest ticket sales summary from our partners in the Moscow LOC confirms that Muscovites prefer to buy their tickets closer to the event. Since the beginning of July, thanks to enhanced promotional campaigns on television, radio, in the press, with billboards throughout the city and most recently, on the Moscow Metro (used by 9 million Russians per day), we have seen a real surge in ticket sales. With the competition not starting until the 10 August, the IAAF is very optimistic that the evening sessions can now be sold out.” The 14th edition of the IAAF World Championships will be the largest global sporting event of 2013. Nine days of competition which will witness 2000 athletes from over 200 nations compete in front of a cumulative audience of more than five billion TV viewers. As already announced, broadcasting agreements are in place covering more territories than ever before in the history of the IAAF World Championships that will ensure coverage of Moscow 2013 in over 200 territories worldwide.