Prices Cut for WEG Kentucky Tickets
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LEXINGTON, Kentucky, July 15–Faced with poor ticket sales, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games has cut prices of tickets for selected early sessions of most disciplines–dressage, jumping, eventing, endurance and reining.
The offer of 30 per cent cuts in ticket prices will run through Labor Day, Sept. 6, just 19 days before the start of the WEG that runs from Sept. 25 to Oct. 10 and is being held in the United States for the first time.
WEG organizers confirmed to dressage-news.com a week ago that about 260,000 tickets had been sold out of a maximum of 600,000. The highest prices ever for tickets and hotel rooms–about twice as high as the previous WEG in Aachen, Germany in 2006–have been cited as a reason for poor response as well as poor economies in the United States and Europe and a sharp decline in the value of the euro compared with the U.S. dollar.
What the WEG organizers call “promotional prices” can be found at www.alltechfeigames.com/tickets, www.ticketmaster.com, by telephone to +1-888-934-2010, or visit your local Ticketmaster outlet.
“Only early session tickets in the competitions listed and tickets for Endurance are offered at the special rate,” WEG said in a statement. “No other tickets are included in this offer and there will be no refunds for previously purchased tickets.”
In addition to viewing the world championships, all event tickets allow spectators to experience world-class food, shopping, music, the Equine Village, with world-renowned equine exhibitors, clinicians and demonstrations and the family-friendly EquiMania, as well as the Kentucky Experience Tourism exhibit and the Alltech Experience Pavilion.