It's been in the news for the past few months. Pan Am Tickets are only 25% sold, only 33% sold, only 40% sold, so I haven't worried about not getting the tickets I would want to add to the ones I already have.
I had early tickets to 7 events and figured I would buy tickets closer to the date of events when I knew who would be competing. Selfishly wanting to get as many tickets as my pocketbook can afford, I wanted to make sure that I was seeing my favourite athletes.
So with the media reporting that ticket sales were not very good, I didn't worry. I thought that there was lots of time to get tickets.
I recently started a "daily tickets tip" to help potential Pan Am spectators choose which tickets to buy because looking through the different sports and events schedules can be daunting. I was hoping to make it a bit easier for people to get their tickets.
I'm now realizing that I may not get as far as I wanted with my ticket recommendations. Will I have a recommendation left in two weeks? Looking at tickets for various sports, a LOT MORE than I imagined are already sold.
I initially purchased tickets for events that I was guaranteed to see my Canadian favourites (plus the two ceremonies). Five of those seven events are now sold out! I'm thankful to have ordered early.
Sold out events include:
- Cycling BMX
- Cycling Track
- Canoe Kayak Slalom
- Equestrian jumping sessions
- Modern Pentathlon
- Open Water Swimming (Men is sold out, women almost sold out)
- Waterski and Wakeboard
- Synchronized swimming medal sessions.
- Many gold medal games; bronze medal games; Team Canada games and weekend tickets.
- Canoe Kayak Sprint
- Road Cycling
- Equestrian Eventing
- Roller Sports - Figure Skating
- Roller Sports - Speed Skating
I believe that ticket sales for the Pan Am Games have been very successful and the current 25% off discount offered by CIBC will help sales even more.