LAUSANNE, November 21, 2019 – As of today, the ticketing platform of Lausanne 2020 enables the public to purchase tickets to the Opening Ceremony on January 9th, 2020 (7:30 pm CET) and to register – free of charge – to attend the games’ indoor competitions.
TICKETS FOR SPORTS COMPETITIONS
Lausanne 2020 has a very simple principle: The Youth Olympic Games are for everyone. That ethos is highlighted in the ticketing prices for the Games, or rather the lack of it. That’s right. Every sports event will be free to enter. For outdoor competitions, access will be unrestricted. You can literally just turn up!
For indoor sports, Youth Olympic Games (YOG) tickets are limited. You’ll need to register via the Lausanne 2020 website with details here.
Three of these disciplines are in the Swiss city of Lausanne itself, with figure skating and short track speed skating in the Skating Arena, and ice hockey in the Vaudoise Arena. Curling is in Champery just over 30km south of the host city.
TICKETS FOR THE OPENING CEREMONY
In fact, the only tickets you will need to pay for at Lausanne 2020 are for the Opening Ceremony in the Vaudoise Arena on 9 January.
There are three price brackets for adults starting at 59 CHF (60 US$) with further seating available for 79 CHF (80 US$) and 99 CHF (100 US$).
There are also family tickets, which cover minimum one adult and one child and maximum two adults and three children. These are priced at 59 CHF (60 US$) per adult, with the children’s tickets costing 20.20 CHF (20.50 US$).
Opening ceremony tickets also include free local travel for several hours either side of the event.
Doors for the opening ceremony will open at 6pm local time (1700 GMT) with the spectacular – bearing the theme ‘Home’ and featuring all the symbolic elements of the Games including the lighting of the Olympic cauldron – scheduled to run from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
As at recent Winter Olympic Games, medal-winning athletes will celebrate their success twice – once at their event venue, and then at a Victory Ceremony in either the Flon district medal plaza in the heart of Lausanne or St Moritz where they will receive their medals.
Parties will follow the Victory Ceremonies every evening with concerts and DJs and, again, they’re free and open to everyone. The same goes for the Closing Ceremony which will be a public celebration in the Flon on 22nd January.