About 25,000 Or 13% of Remaining World Games Tickets Sold in 3 Days
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CAEN, France, Mar. 7, 2014–About 25,000 individual tickets for the World Equestrian Games have been snapped up from the last big block of 210,000 places that went on sale three days ago, with organizers reporting Friday the Olympic disciplines of dressage, eventing and jumping are the most popular.
Finals of dressage, eventing jumping and reining have been sold out for the championships of seven international horse sports in Normandy, France Aug. 23-Sept. 7.
The 210,000 individual tickets were offered around the globe after the sale of 215,000 in special packages since June, 2013.
Almost two-thirds, 61.1 per cent, of the individual tickets were sold in France. Great Britain took 7.7 per cent, Belgium 4.3 per cent, United States 3.8 per cent, Netherlands 3.5 per cent, Australia 3.2 per cent, Germany 2.1 per cent, Switzerland 1.8 per cent, New Zealand 1.6 per cent and Canada with 0.9 per cent to round out the top 10.
After 10,000 places were booked for the three Olympic disciplines, 6,000 tickets for eventing cross country were sold in three days and about 1,000 each in four-in-hand driving marathon and reining.
Average cost of individual tickets was €25 (US$34).
Tickets for dressage are €18 to €60 ($24.65-$82), jumping €30 to €80 ($41-$109) and eventing €12 to €38 ($16.40-$52).