The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) has announced an outline of ticket prices for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. There are a wide range of prices – ranging between JPY 2,500 ($22.5) and JPY 300,000 ($2,690) – aimed at allowing as many people as possible to enjoy Olympic events, including millions of tickets at affordable prices, with half of all tickets priced at JPY 8,000 ($72) or less, states the information released on the official Tokyo 2020 website.
Residents of Japan will also have their first chance to register on Tokyo 2020’s online platform in order to receive information about ticketing and, from the spring of 2019, to be able to apply for tickets. The platform can be accessed at https://id.tokyo2020.jp/. Additional details of the ticket ordering and purchasing process for residents of Japan will be announced on the Tokyo 2020 website in due course. The basic outline of ticket prices for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be as follows (applicable to tickets purchased in Japan):
• a range of prices from JPY 12,000 ($ 107) up to JPY 300,000 ($2,690) for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies
• a range of prices for tickets to sports events from JPY 2,500 ($22.5) up to JPY 130,000 ($11,67)
• half of all tickets to be priced at JPY 8,000 ($72) or less
• a symbolic ticket price of JPY 2,020 ($18) for families and groups resident in Japan whose members include children, senior citizens or individuals with impairments; this price will also be available in conjunction with a school programme targeting over one million students across Japan
• concessionary tickets for wheelchair-dedicated areas
Tokyo 2020 is additionally planning to offer a hospitality programme. Also, there will be opportunities for spectators to watch large sections of the marathon, road cycling, triathlon and race walk competitions for free along the city streets. Ticket prices for surfing events will be announced at a later date.
A summary of proposed price ranges for each event type is shown at the end of this announcement. More detailed pricing will be announced later this year. Those living outside of Japan will be able to order their tickets through the National Olympic Committee of their respective country or their authorised ticket reseller. A list of these organisations in each country will be published by next spring on the Tokyo 2020 official website. Ticket prices and the application process will vary from country to country, although the structure will be broadly in line with that for tickets purchased in Japan, states the official release.
As the exclusive payment technology partner of the Olympic Games for 32 years, Visa will be the only payment brand accepted on the Tokyo 2020 ticket website and at the ticket box offices. An outline of the ticket programme for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be announced in August 2018. Tickets may only be purchased via authorised channels, and Tokyo 2020 urges all prospective ticket purchasers to be aware of unauthorised or potentially fraudulent ticket offerings. No tickets are currently available.