Baku’s buzzing as European Games Closing Ceremony sells out
Baku 2015 today announced that all 48,000 tickets for the Closing Ceremony have been sold. The event, which will be held at the Olympic Stadium on 28 June, will be the finale to 17 days of sporting competition at the inaugural European Games.
The Games had been billed as 'a celebration of sport', and so far, Baku 2015 has not disappointed. Following Friday's spectacular Opening Ceremony, Europe's athletes have taken the spotlight, and the demand for tickets has been such that 168 sport sessions of a total of 281 across the 20 Baku 2015 sports are now sold out.
Tickets continue to be in huge demand, with over 23,000 sold in the last 48 hours. On Monday, a public holiday across the country, 30,000 spectators turned out to watch the European Games across venues across Baku and Mingachevir.
Speaking about the demand for tickets to Baku 2015, Minister of Youth and Sport and Chief Executive Officer for Baku 2015, Mr Azad Rahimov, said: "The response to the Games has been magnificent. The Opening Ceremony has inspired the nation and as a result we are seeing a huge demand for tickets from people who want to be part of Azerbaijan's largest ever sporting event.
"I'm also extremely proud of our Azerbaijani athletes, they have all done our nation proud. The reaction they have received from the crowd has been magnificent and their performances will help inspire young people across the country to take up sport."
The good news is that tickets are still available. For anyone interested in coming to an event, please call 2015 for free and speak to the Baku 2015 Spectator Information Centre.
To purchase remaining tickets to any sports event, go to www.baku2015.com or visit any one of the ticket outlets across Baku and at the venues.