Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

2018 Asian Games organisers defend ticket prices

2018 Asian Games organisers defend ticket prices
July 6, 2018

The organising committee of the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia has defended the price of tickets for the multi-sport event.

With tickets go on sale to the public at the end of this month, the cheapest admission for a sports session costs around $2, with the average price around $7. Tickets for the opening ceremony will cost between $52 and $139.

According to local media reports, Jakarta Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno said he was shocked at the prices and that the organising committee (INASGOC) should find a way to provide cheaper tickets.

Uno advised “perhaps by offering 20% discount for students and look for multiple sponsors that can give out discount or promo for the public.”

However, INASGOC Ticketing Director Sarman Simanjorang said the price was set based on discussions with the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).

Simanjorang also noted that the cost of the tickets was adjusted based on the popularity of the Asian Games.

Last month, the multi-sport event linked up with KiosTix as it looks to surpass 1.3 million ticket sales. With the help of KiosTix, which usually provides tickets for music concerts and exhibitions, Asian Games organisers are selling tickets for 40 sports, 67 disciplines and 463 events.

INASGOC President Erick Thohir stated last month “we are making the Asian Games accessible to everyone in Indonesia with the pricing policy, and this partnership with KiosTix will help the public buy tickets in advance.

“This is the first time this has happened in Indonesia for an international sports event.”

The event is being co-hosted by the cities of Jakarta and Palembang between 18th August and 2nd September.

Image: Officials, including INASGOC President Erick Thohir at centre, launch the 2018 Asian Games tickets. Courtesy of KiosTix.

22nd March 2018 - INDONESIAN OFFICIALS CONFIDENT ON 2018 ASIAN GAMES PREPARATIONS

16th March 2018 - MAJOR INTERNATIONAL EVENTS IN FOCUS AT SPORTELASIA 2018

17th October 2017 - OLYMPIC COUNCIL OF ASIA CONFIDENT ON INDONESIA’S 2018 ASIAN GAMES PREPARATIONS

11th August 2017 - REDEVELOPED KUALA LUMPUR SPORTS CITY COUNTS DOWN TO SEA GAMES

13th April 2017 - CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON NEW 60,000-SEAT FOOTBALL STADIUM IN PHNOM PENH

28th March 2017 - OLYMPIC COUNCIL OF MALAYSIA FEARS SEA GAMES SPONSORSHIP SHORTFALL 

23rd September 2016 - IOC PRESIDENT PROCLAIMS ‘TIME OF ASIA’ AS SPORTS MINISTERS SIGN DECLARATION IN PYEONGCHANG 

6th November 2014 - JAKARTA TO HOST 18TH ASIAN GAMES IN 2018 

17th October 2014 - CONFERENCE WILL ENGAGE AQUATICS WITH WIDER WORLD 


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe. 


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Yellowbox Lockers

Yellowbox is an Australian technology company that has developed smart locker technology operated through an app with a focus on experience for users and facility managers. Found at Beaches, Aquatic…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Entertainment / Retail / Security

 
 

iDwala Pty Ltd

iDwala is the Community Sports Surface Specialist offering the highest quality designs and technical expertise to Councils, Schools and Sporting Clubs looking to create sporting…

read more

Consultants / Design / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 

WATERPLAY Solutions Corp

Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks

 
 

CENTAMAN

Centaman has been a market leader in Enterprise Software Solutions for the leisure and recreation industry and both profit and not-for-profit attractions since 1991. It offers a wide range of software…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Ticketing

 
 

DEBITSUCCESS

Over the past 10 years Debitsuccess has been providing expert billing services to businesses across Australia. Debitsuccess is now the largest full service direct debit provider in Australasia,…

read more

Billing / Finance / Fitness / Golf / Recreation

 
 
 

VIVATICKET

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd.  19th July 2018 - ENTA AUSTRALASIA REBRANDS AS VIVATICKET 17th October 2016…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

SportEng

SPORTENG specialises in the Planning, Design and Construction inspection of Fields of Play for all sports. Blending engineering with the specialist knowledge gained from working closely with sport…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business