27 August, 2004
Athens organizers (ATHOC) on Thursday announced that the official ticket sales figure for the ongoing Olympic Games has exceeded the 3.5-million mark, with 38,000 tickets sold the previous day alone.
Four days of competition and Sunday evening's Closing Ceremony remain before the 2004 Games conclude, a crucial period for the overall success of the all-important ticket sales sector. A figure of close to 3.7 million sold tickets would help counter much of the criticism about empty seats in the first days of the Games -- and especially during the morning sessions and at lesser-known sports.
Organizers added that Wednesday's events recorded an overall crowd capacity of 92 percent.
"Operations are running smoothly, especially in terms of transportation and competition," ATHOC official Mihalis Zaharatos told reporters during a daily press briefing.
Source: Athens News Agency