The organisers of the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 have released details about tickets and have revealed that prices start at just £5 and that a family of four (with two adults and two children) will be able to attend some sessions of the Championships for just £50.
The organising committee has also confirmed that tickets will go on sale to those people that have registered to receive updates about the Championships, on Friday 26 May at 10am. More tickets will then go on general sale later in the year.
For those people who haven’t yet registered, time is running out but if you don’t want to miss out on the chance to buy tickets first, then you need to sign up at www.wicbirmingham2018.com before 9am on Friday 26th May.
There are six different sessions for the Championships, one on Thursday 1 March, two on Friday 2 March, two on Saturday 3 March and one final session on Sunday 4 March. The price of tickets varies across these sessions, with three categories of ticket (pink, green and blue) offering great choice as well as great value. Every single session has concession tickets available.
All concession tickets (for children aged 2 to 16, students and for people over 65) are just £5, and there will be no fees charged on these tickets. All tickets for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 will be sold by The Ticket Factory.
Championships Director, Joan Durose, said: “This event is fantastic value for families as they can see a World Championships for just £50, ensuring that this event is accessible for the people of Birmingham and athletics fans across the country. We are expecting thousands of people to flock to the arena for every single session, to see some of the world’s best athletes compete.”
“We know from experience that Arena Birmingham is the perfect venue for indoor athletics as it allows spectators to get up close to the action and as we have experienced with the Indoor Grand Prix, which has been held here in Birmingham for many years, the atmosphere is always amazing.”
The IAAF World Indoor Championships, which is being jointly organised by Birmingham City Council and British Athletics will be staged at Arena Birmingham* from 1 to 4 March. More than 400 athletes from 150 different countries are expected to compete.
The full timetable for the championships, which was successfully staged in Birmingham in 2003, is available on the official website, www.wicbirmingham2018.com, along with lots of information about tickets, a plan of the arena and full details of ticket prices.
The Championships will have a thrilling start, with three straight finals on Thursday night. Five out of the six sessions feature finals, whilst the Friday morning will be a dream for multi-events fans, with three events from the heptathlon and three from the pentathlon taking place.
The Friday evening will see the conclusion of the pentathlon, men’s long jump final and women’s 60m final, which could include the likes of Britain’s fastest woman Dina Asher-Smith and double Olympic Champion and 2016 world indoor gold medallist Elaine Thompson.
Saturday morning’s finals include the women’s triple jump and men’s shot put, whilst the evening features the men’s 60m final and the women’s 1500m final, the event in which Laura Muir won her first gold medal at the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade in March.
The Championships will come to a spectacular close on the Sunday afternoon with eight more finals taking place in three hours of non-stop action, starting with the men’s pole vault, previously won twice by France’s Renaud Lavillenie, and culminating with the 4x400m relays.
*Arena Birmingham is also known as the Barclaycard Arena and was previously known as the National Indoor Arena or NIA