“Experience of a lifetime” — Paris 2024 gearing up to sell packages and tickets

Registration begins for information on hospitality packages; sales period opens in September

FILE PHOTO: Olympic rings to celebrate the IOC official announcement that Paris won the 2024 Olympic bid are seen in front of the Eiffel Tower at the Trocadero square in Paris, France, September 14, 2017.   REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Olympic rings to celebrate the IOC official announcement that Paris won the 2024 Olympic bid are seen in front of the Eiffel Tower at the Trocadero square in Paris, France, September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo

On your marks… People interested in attending the Paris 2024 Olympic Games can now register for information and sales updates from On Location, the “Official Hospitality Provider.”

For the first time, sales of all Olympic packages — which include tickets, accommodation, transportation and a range of “world class hospitality experiences” — will be under the same roof. The authorized ticket resellers around the world who used to provide the service have been pushed aside in favor of On Location. The New York-based company is also the official hospitality provider for the NFL and the Super Bowl and offers packages for other sporting and cultural events.

With no spectators allowed at the Tokyo 2020 Games and limited attendance at the Beijing 2022 Winter Games due to the pandemic, fans around the world are eager to once again see the Olympics in person.

The Paris Games will be held July 26-Aug. 11, 2024. With the motto “Games Wide Open,” these Olympics promise an Opening Ceremony on the banks of the River Seine that can accommodate at least 600,000 people.

Attending other events will be more restricted.

The world-wide sales period for the packages will open in September — online only — through the official On Location hospitality platform.

The registration form also allows people to express interest in Milano Cortina 2026 and Los Angeles 2028.

A visualisation of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games opening ceremony is pictured in this undated handout obtained December 13, 2021.  Paris 2024/Florian Hulleu/Handout via REUTERS    THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES
A visualisation of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games opening ceremony is pictured in this undated handout obtained December 13, 2021. Paris 2024/Florian Hulleu/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

In addition, individual tickets will be sold through Paris 2024, also for the first time online only and accessible worldwide. To “maximize your chances of getting a ticket,” fans are encouraged to join Club Paris 2024 to receive updated ticket information and the opportunity to win priority access when sales open. Le Club is already active with challenges and experiences to win, such as a beach volleyball session with the pros and decathlon coaching with world champion Kevin Mayer.

The official launch of the Paris 2024 ticketing will take place in December with almost 10 million tickets set to go on sale for the Olympics (as well as 3.4 million for the Paralympics).

According to the Paris 2024 website, “Given that there will be very strong interest, a draw gives everyone an equal chance of trying to obtain a ticket for the Olympic Games.” The draw, or lottery, will cover the first two phases of ticket sales. People selected in the draw will be given access to a purchase window that will be open for a certain number of hours. The maximum limit will be specified at a later date.

Naomi Watanabe poses with BMX rider Rimu Nakamura at an event to promote the application process for tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo in May 9, 2019.  Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN.
Naomi Watanabe poses with BMX rider Rimu Nakamura at an event to promote the application process for tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo in May 9, 2019. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN.

More than one million tickets will be offered at a price of 24 Euros and nearly half of the reserved tickets will be 50 Euros or less. For medal events, almost a third of the tickets offered to the general public will cost 100 Euros or less.

According to Paris 2024, the 15 percent of general public tickets priced at the highest rates make it possible for millions of less expensive tickets to be sold.

When the ticket lottery opens at the end of 2022, fans will be able to register for ticket packs. After the first draw, these multi-ticket packages of up to three sessions will be available starting in February 2023. For example, a package that includes three sessions for athletics, handball and rugby could start at 72 Euros.

After the second draw, single tickets will then go on sale in May 2023. The remaining tickets will go on sale at the end of 2023 while stocks last.

Tickets for the Paralympics will be available in the fall of 2023.

People who register for On Location receive an email saying, “We couldn’t be more excited to bring you the experience of a lifetime. We’ll be in touch with the latest updates, and you’ll be the first to know when the official hospitality offerings become available.”

Well, you and millions of others around the world.