10,000 tickets have been sold

2010-01-18
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Åsne Havnelid wants to see packed venues
10,000 tickets have now been sold for the FIS World Cup to be held at Holmenkollen on 13-14 March 2010. Sunday is the most popular so far.

The World Cup includes seven events with jumping at the Holmenkollen Ski Jump on both Saturday and Sunday. Both the cross-country and men’s Nordic combined skiers and jumpers will all be in action – just weeks after competing in the Olympics in Vancouver.

Lots of tickets available
Approximately 6,000 day passes have been sold for Sunday’s events, while the remaining 4,000 are day passes for Saturday. The tickets have been sold to a mix of sponsors, partners and the public.
“We are seeing great interest among the public considering that are still many weeks left. Many are curious about the arena and the cross-country skiers led by Northug are really a magnet now,” says World Championships CEO Åsne Havnelid.
Total spectator capacity is 10,000 on both Saturday and Sunday.
 
Better than on TV
Havnelid hopes that people will want to see Holmenkollen and the athletes live.
“There will be excitement galore during the cross-country events too. The skiers will ski several shorter rounds in the new nine-metre wide ski tracks, so that spectators can cheer them on. In addition, there will be jumbo screens, circulating commentators, live music and reports from athletes and the public.
 
FIS Nordic World Cup facts:
  • FIS Nordic World Cup will be held 13 and 14 March
  • Seven cross-country, Nordic combined and ski jumping events are on the programme
  • Approximately 250 athletes from 30 countries will compete
  • Over 300 media representatives will be present
  • While the arena will not be 100 percent complete in terms of finishing touches, it will be in good shape from a sports and safety standpoint for its use by athletes and the public.
  • The area by Frognerseter will have facilities for spectators, with camping at assigned areas
  • Tickets may be purchased at www.billettservice.no, tel. + 47 815 33 133, as well as at post offices, Narvesen and 7-Eleven.