Sochi, Russia, 2013-11-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Sports fans who have not yet bought tickets for Sochi 2014 – Russia’s first Olympic Winter and Paralympic Winter Games on home soil – now have another option to obtain their passes to this once in a lifetime event, as the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee today opened its main ticket centers in Sochi and Moscow. In Moscow, the first buyers were welcomed by Sochi 2014 Ambassador and bronze medalist in the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Oksana Domnina.
These new centers will allow fans to not only buy tickets over the counter using a Visa card or cash but will also allow those supporters who purchased tickets on the official website –tickets.sochi2014.com – and who elected to collect them in person to drop in and pick them up.
The main ticket center in Sochi can be found at: 56 Gorkogo St., bld. 1 (situated in the railway station), while the main ticket center in Moscow is at: 2 Okhotny Ryad St. The centers will be open 7 days a week and will remain open until the end of the Paralympic Winter Games on 16 March 2014.
As additional ticket inventory becomes available, tickets for different Olympic and Paralympic events and price categories will be available at the main ticket centers and online at tickets.sochi2014.com. Additional ticket offices will be opened at Olympic venues during the Games.
To collect tickets, customers who selected the “collection” option when purchasing their tickets on the website can visit the centers bringing with them a print out of the order approval , the Visa card used to pay, and their passport.
The Sochi 2014 Games are shaping-up to be a unique and breathtaking sporting event, showcasing the world’s best winter sports athletes in state of the art venues and in an unforgettable atmosphere, as well as the best of Russian hospitality. The official Games website –www.sochi2014.com/en/games/spectator/ – provides visitors with key information about what to do and where to go during the Games.
Residents of other countries may buy tickets through their National Olympic and Paralympic Committee or its Authorized Ticket Reseller. In a number of countries it will also be possible to buy tickets directly from the official Games website. Information on how to buy tickets in each country can be found in the Tickets section of the official website sochi2014.com.
Spectators should only buy tickets from the official Sochi 2014 website, official Authorised Ticket Resellers, the main Ticket Centers in Sochi and Moscow and ticket offices at Olympic sports venues.
To be sure that a website claiming to sell tickets for the Games in Sochi is an Authorized Reseller of tickets, potential purchasers can use the special website checker on the official Sochi 2014 tickets website www.tickets.sochi2014.com
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The Sochi 2014 ticketing program is one of the largest in the history of the Winter Games due to the record number of sports and new competitions included in the Olympic program.
The first phase of ticket sales for the event took place from February 7 to May 31, 2013. Then tickets were only sold by price category, without indication of seat numbers. During the summer, when sales online at tickets.sochi2014.com was suspended, distribution of seats in the stands was implemented in an automated manner. Spectators who purchased tickets during the first phase of sales, from October 10, 2013, can receive information about their seats in the stadium under the “My Account” section on the website.
The second phase of ticket sales for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games started on Thursday 10 October on the official Games website tickets.sochi2014.com. Those who were not lucky enough to obtain tickets during the first phase of tickets sales have another chance to join the club of Sochi 2014 spectators and to visit the first ever Olympic Winter Games in Russia. In this second phase, fans will be able to purchase their tickets with pre-allocated seats for the sports events and Ceremonies. The prices of the tickets have not changed.
On September 27, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee opened ticket sales for Russia’s first Paralympic Winter Games. The Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi is an unrivalled opportunity to see the world’s best elite Paralympic athletes compete.
To gain entry to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, all spectators must obtain and bring their Spectator Pass with them to the venues.