11 Oct 2017

Ninety thousand tickets already sold for Berlin 2018 European Championships

With 300 days to go until the European Athletics Championships in Berlin, the local organising committee has announced that 90,000 tickets have already been sold.

Never before have so many tickets been sold so far in advance of European Athletics’ flagship event – which in 2018 will be part of the first multisport European Championships alongside six other sports in Glasgow.

The upper tier of the Olympic Stadium in Berlin will be opened once tickets sell out on the lower tier for the 7-12 August Championships.

The biggest demand for tickets at present is for the evening sessions on Saturday 11 August, Sunday 12 August and Friday 10 August respectively.

A special feature of the qualifying day on 6 August (Day “Q”) is that admission to the Olympic Stadium will be free

Spectators will be able to experience the qualification in the men’s hammer and long jump, as well as the first qualifying rounds in the men’s and women’s 100 metres and men’s 400-metre hurdles starting at 16.05.

There will be no tickets on sale for Day Q, with details on access to the stadium and how and in which areas of the stadium will be accessible announced at a later date.

Modernisation work in Olympic Stadium almost completed

Berlin 2018 is also well on the way in terms of construction work at the Olympic Stadium, with modernisation of the stadium almost complete.

The famous blue track, on which Usain Bolt 2009 set his world records over 100 and 200 metres, is new to ensure optimal conditions for athletes.

The modernisation of the Hanns-Braun Stadium and Mommsen Stadium, which serve as training and warm-up areas, has not yet been completed but is on track to be finished on time.

The best track and field event ever

Frank Kowalski, Managing Director of the Berlin Athletics Championship 2018 GmbH, said: "It is not even 10 months until the start of the European Championships. Our goal is to host the best track and field championships ever in August 2018. For this, we are working as a team with a lot of passion and commitment at Berlin 2018. We are looking forward to exciting and busy months ahead, which we will tackle with great momentum behind us."

More information, timetables, prices and tickets can be found at www.berlin2018.info