Baku, Azerbaijan, June 16
By Aygun Badalova - Trend:
Additional 13,500 tickets for the First European Games in Baku were sold on June 16, Simon Clegg, the Baku 2015 chief operating officer, said.
"Yesterday we sold additionally 13,500 tickets. This means that we have now sold 38,500 additional tickets in just last three days," Clegg said at the press conference in Baku on June 16.
He said that for the closing ceremony all 48,000 seats are now sold.
"There are no additional seats available for the closing ceremony," he said.
Clegg said that there are already 39 European Games champions.
"Yesterday we have really excellent turn out by spectators at the venues, and across all 19 sessions we averaged 84 percent maximum attendance by spectators, including 6 sessions where we had 100 percent attendance. So in that regard we are extremely pleased," he said.
The European Games that kicked off in Baku June 12, will last till June 28.
There is a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports. More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe will be representing their nations over 17 days of competition.
Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.
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