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 Friday, March 18, 2011

Alternative ways to get London 2012 tickets, number 2

Fancy guaranteed tickets to both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies? They're up for grabs now if you're a major company or large organisation with a bottomless budget. London 2012 (under the mantle of 'Prestige Ticketing') are selling luxury corporate Event Packages with access to VIP seating, hospitality boxes and backstage entertainment. In addition to the two ceremonies, companies also have to sign up for at least four of the premier athletics sessions (the ones at which medals are awarded). A bargain at £4500 per delegate per session, I think you'll agree. Here's what a typical itinerary looks like... (this for the lucky sods invited to schmooze at the Opening Ceremony)
Friday 27th July - Opening Ceremony (£4,500)
Prestige Pavilion opens
14:30 Champagne and canapé reception
15:00 Superb four course lunch with fine wines
17:30 Guests to be seated within the Olympic Stadium
18:00 Pre-show entertainment begins
19:30 Opening Ceremony commences
22:30 Opening Ceremony ends, guests return to Prestige Pavilion
22:30 Dessert and a selection of fine cheeses
01:00 Prestige Pavilion closes
This June, when your own personal ticket application for the Opening Ceremony is refused due to massive public over-subscription, remember it's your own fault for not being important enough. But remember too that the profits from these mammoth corporate packages are helping to subsidise free tickets for London schoolchildren, and indeed the Games themselves.

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