With 328 days until the start of the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships, the organisers have announced that an unprecedented 75,000 tickets have already been sold for the six day event from 7-12 August.
The championships will be staged as part of the inaugural multi-sport European Championships in conjunction with the Scottish city of Glasgow. The event is the most prestigious on the sporting calendar for European athletes in 2018 and the European Athletics Championships is the biggest sporting event to be staged in Germany next year.
Never before have so many tickets been sold for a European Athletics Championships at this stage ahead of the event. As well as sizeable domestic interest, the organisers have also reported large numbers of ticket sales from the United Kingdom, as well as neighbours Poland, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
The success of the German team which won five medals at the IAAF World Championships in London last month has undoubtedly provided a boost to ticket sales and the organisers have just opened the advanced sale for hospitality packages.
"We are very satisfied with the development of the sales figures and we notice the European Athletics Championships, the largest sporting event in Germany in 2018, are becoming more and more important in people's awareness. With the advance sale of hospitality offers, we have a further possibility to meet the individual needs of our guests," said Berlin 2018 Managing Director Frank Kowalski.
The European Athletics Championships will be staged in Germany for the third time next summer. Stuttgart held the 1986 edition of the European Championships before Munich hosted the event in 2002.
More information on tickets can be found here.
More information on the 2018 European Championships:
- The Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships will be part of the first multi-sport European Championships along with co-hosts Glasgow.
- It will be a must-watch, must-attend experience that elevates the status of European Champions, uniting existing European Championships to celebrate the highest honour in European sport and celebrating the defining moments that create Champions.
- It is the continent’s ultimate multi-sport event, an 11-day celebration of European sport staged every 4 years.
- Seven of Europe’s leading sports (athletics, aquatics, rowing, golf, cycling, gymnastics, triathlon) will be brought together for the first edition.
- The European Athletics Championships in Berlin will be staged 7-12 August. The six other sports will be staged in Glasgow through 2-12 August.
- 4,500 athletes and 52 nations will compete across the seven sports.
- Potential TV audience of over 1 billion with millions more across multiple digital platforms.
- Over half a million spectators expected.