London 2012 Olympics: 1.5m football tickets go on sale

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London 2012 Olympics: 1.5m football tickets go on sale

Neither GB side will know who they are playing yet as the full draw is not made until April 24.

Fixtures:
GB men’s team:
Thursday July 26, Old Trafford
Sunday July 29, Wembley Stadium
Wednesday Aug 1, Millennium Stadium

GB women’s team:
Wednesday July 25, Millennium Stadium
Saturday July 28, Millennium Stadium
Tuesday July 31, Wembley Stadium

Consumers will also have the chance to purchase a limited range of Paralympic tickets, when they go back on sale on Friday at 1pm.

Tickets are available for every day of the Paralympics from August 9 to September 9, including medal sessions in many sports. Prices start at just
£10 with tickets for young people and seniors costing only £5.

Paralympic ticket availability
Meanwhile, Locog have gagged their Olympic sponsors to prevent them from revealing how many Olympic tickets they have purchased under their contractual agreements.

The sponsors told Sky Sports News that they could not detail how many tickets they had, nor provide a breakdown of sessions, events and price categories.

“Sadly due to our contractual terms with Locog we are not allowed to disclose this information,” BMW Group UK executive Michelle Roberts said.

Lloyds senior communications manager Susie Boylan said Olympic and Paralympic Games ticket purchases were “a commercial agreement” and that the details were confidential.

Telegraph Sport revealed earlier this year that the total number of tickets purchased by sponsors was far less than anticipated.

Locog had expected about eight per cent of all 8.8 million Olympic tickets would be snapped up by their 54 official sponsors – who have privileged
access to the best tickets at the best events. However an internal review showed that only five per cent of tickets were bought by the sponsors.

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