27 Feb 2017

500,000 fans to watch the 2018 European Championships

More than 500,000 spectators are expected in Glasgow and Berlin for the 2018 European Championships across the seven sports that will be part of this new exciting multi-sport event.

Athletics will take place in the German capital’s famous and iconic Olympic stadium and the Berlin 2018 organisers estimate 275,000 tickets will be sold, in addition to the officials, teams, volunteers and media who will also be present across the six days of competition from 7-12 August

The marathons and race walking events will be held on the roads of Berlin and will be free to watch. On the evidence of the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, which were also held in Berlin when the out-of-stadia athletics events were hugely popular with the German public, these figures could be swelled by at least another 100,000.

The European Athletics Championships are expected to be the biggest event in the sport in 2018.

Attendances of around 250,000 are expected at the six sports to be contested at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships – Aquatics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon and a new team Golf event.

A number of free events including the Cycling Road European Championships will be part of the Glasgow 2018 sports programme. The Glasgow fans have a proud track record of turning out in large numbers for cycling events in the city with around 85,000 lining the streets for the Road Races during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The Glasgow 2018 European Championships will be staged from 2-12 August in Glasgow with everyday promising top-quality world-class competition.

The European Championships is a major new multi-sport event taking place every four years fully supported by Europe’s free-to-air broadcasters, which aggregates the existing senior continental championships of Athletics (European Athletics), Aquatics (LEN), Cycling (UEC), Gymnastics (UEG), Rowing (FISA), Triathlon (ETU), with a new Golf Team Championships (ET & LET) – all unified under a common brand.

Tickets are already on sale for the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships here.

Registration for priority access to tickets for the six sports that comprise Glasgow 2018 is available here for a limited period of time with tickets going on sale this summer.

Further announcements will be made in the coming months but, subject to the completion of formal procurement procedures, industry leaders Ticketmaster UK Ltd were recently approved as Lead Ticketing Agent for Glasgow 2018. The contract between Ticketmaster and Berlin 2018 was signed in May 2016.

Ticketmaster will deliver a full end-to-end ticketing service, handling operational ticket sales including management of central inventory, receipt and fulfilment of orders, operation of telephone and retail outlets, internet sales, equipment and staff for retail and venue sales for Glasgow and Berlin.