Tickets to the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (Singapore 2010) Closing Ceremony is available for public sale from Monday, 5 July at 9.00am Singapore time (GMT +8).
The Closing Ceremony will be held on Thursday, 26 August 2010 at The Float@Marina Bay. Tickets priced at $80, $40 and $15 are available through the Singapore 2010 website (www.singapore2010.sg/tickets), ticketing hotline (+65 6348 2010) or from the Singapore Indoor Stadium Authorised Ticket Counter only.
The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games Closing Ceremony will be 'An Unforgettable Party'. The evening's performances will be presented by new and exciting young talents through high energy songs and dances climaxing into a night of 5,000 'stars'. In the midst of the performances, there will be fountains, fireworks and flames to add to the vibrancy of the celebration. The audience will also be treated to an evening of highlights of the 12 days at the Games.
Following the Singapore 2010 Opening and Closing Ceremony ticket balloting and payment collection exercise which concluded on 7 June, a proportion of tickets which were not transacted are now open for public sale. This allows people who did not participate in, or were not familiar with, the balloting exercise an opportunity to buy tickets and join in the occasion to celebrate the closing of the first-ever Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
Each Closing Ceremony ticket is also a Singapore 2010 DBS Visa Prepaid Companion Card1 which serves as the world's first "all in-one" event ticket card that can be used for admission into the venue, payment and transit.
Update on Ticket Sales to Competition Sessions
Ticket sales to the first Youth Olympic Games have been brisk where more than 100,000, or close to 50% of tickets for sale2, are currently unavailable. Of the 158 ticketed competition sessions at 16 competition venues3, tickets that are no longer available are all sessions of Diving, Fencing, Handball and Swimming4.
Tickets that are selling fast are Athletics and Gymnastics, with less than 100 tickets available for all sessions of Basketball, Equestrian, Modern Pentathlon, Shooting and Taekwondo. The sporting competition tickets are priced at S$10 (Preliminaries), S$15 (Quarter Finals/ Semi Finals) and S$30 (Finals)5. Each ticket purchased is accompanied by a Singapore 2010 DBS Visa Prepaid Companion Card.
"We are happy that ticket sales to the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games have been encouraging. As tickets are still available, I urge everyone to quickly buy the tickets and join us at the various competition venues as the exhilaration, action and festive mood will be best felt 'live' at the venues.
"Most of all, as host to this inaugural event, it would be great to show our warm hospitality and spirit by cheering the Young Olympians from the 205 delegations pitting their skills at the various competitions. We will all be making history together," said Mr GOH Kee Nguan, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee.
Visit www.singapore2010.sg/tickets today for more information on how to buy your tickets. Download Appendix A for more details.
1Singapore 2010 DBS Visa Prepaid Companion Card entitles each spectator to a maximum of four Mass Rapid Transit train rides and unlimited bus rides on the day of the event for every ticket purchased.
2The total number of tickets available for sale is 245,000 after taking into account seats for accreditated personnel and broadcast operations.
3There are 18 competition venues in total, admission is free at National Sailing Centre and East Coast Park.
4Qualifying rounds for athletes recently concluded and the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) are in the midst of sending in their ticket orders. The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) has set aside limited inventory for NOCs as part of our specialty client group, and more tickets may be released for public sale after all NOC ticket orders have been processed.
5With the exception of Football, where Jalan Besar Stadium is the only competition venue that has both covered and un-covered seating galleries, tickets to the un-covered gallery would be at S$5 (Preliminaries), S$7.50 (Quarter Finals/Semi Finals) and S$15 (Finals).
About Singapore 2010 – Blazing the Trail
Singapore will be hosting the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) from 14 to 26 August 2010. The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games will receive some 5,000 athletes and officials from the 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), along with an estimated 1,200 media representatives, 20,000 local and international volunteers, and more than 320,000 spectators. Young athletes - aged between 14 and 18 years - will compete in 26 sports and take part in a Culture and Education Programme.
The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games aims to inspire youth around the world to embrace, embody and express the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect. It will create a lasting sports, culture and education legacy for Singapore and youths from around the world, as well as enhance and elevate the sporting culture locally and regionally.
For more information, please visit www.singapore2010.sg