Locals will be out-priced by Olympic tickets

Worries that local people will not be able to afford tickets to the Olympics are proving to be valid, the Telegraph reports.

Despite pre-bid promises the the contrary, the majority of tickets will not be kept under the £50 mark.

Insiders say the organising committee will backtrack on a promise made during the bid for the Games that all but two million tickets will be priced at £50 or less. Another promise that 4.3 million tickets will be priced at £20 or less has also been rejected.

The article also states that 75% of tickets will be made available to members of the public – that’s the entire European Union, don’t foget – and the remaining seats will be for media, sponsors, corporate packages and so on.

Organisers have said, however, that there will be some cheap seats for top events – but only if you want to put up with a poor view.

London 2012 Olympics: Plans for widespread cheap tickets to be scrapped – Telegraph.

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