Cost of the Games and Tickets
The cost of holding the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver is expected to exceed 1.3 billion dollars. The tickets for the games are expected to bring in an estimated amount of 8 percent in sales revenue, while 40 percent will come from corporate sponsorship, 50 percent from broadcasting and 2 percent from licensing fees. Tickets will go on sale in October 2008 and there will be over 100,000 tickets available for only 25 dollars.
First, Canadian residents will be able to purchase their tickets online atwww.vancouver2010.com and then there will be a call centre that will be opened up to non-residents of Canada. Non-residents and international attendees will be able to purchase tickets through official sales agents of their own Olympic Games Committee. Tickets and packages will be in a pricing range from $25 to $1,100, which includes seating at the opening and closing ceremonies to be held at BC Place. It is now estimated that there will be 1.6 million tickets available for purchase during the next 12 to 18 months before the games. The majority of these tickets will be for the closing and opening ceremonies and there will be lotteries in place to award them, as well as a certain amount of tickets given to the underprivileged through local social service agencies.