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The top 10 ticket requests received to date are:

  1. Football (soccer) ($20–$35), CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium
  2. Pan Am Opening Ceremony ($100–$350), a Cirque du Soleil-produced one-night-only show on July 10, downtown Toronto
  3. Equestrian ($25–$75), Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park and Pan Am Cross-Country Centre in Mono
  4. Athletics – track and field ($40–$140), CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium at York University, Toronto
  5. Gymnastics – artistic gymnastics ($45–$75), Toronto Coliseum located in CIBC Pan Am Park, Toronto
  6. Aquatics – swimming ($40–$140), CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House at the University of Toronto Scarborough
  7. Aquatics – diving ($20–$45), CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House at University of Toronto Scarborough
  8. Volleyball – beach volleyball ($20–$45), Chevrolet Beach Volleyball Centre located in CIBC Pan Am Park, Toronto
  9. Volleyball – indoor volleyball ($20–$45), Exhibition Centre located in CIBC Pan Am Park, Toronto
  10. Aquatics – synchronized swimming ($20–$45), CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House at the University of Toronto Scarborough

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$350 for the opening ceremony? that's not bad at all. Kind of wish I had thought about making it to this, but I'll be in Toronto in December and will have already gone twice by then. I've never been there in the spring or summer and would like to have gone, there are other travel plans in mind for next year.

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I have been offered a position as Assistant Venue Press Operations Manager with TO2015 for the Games!

After a day off I was able to reflect on my experience with the games. I was very priviliged to work with the organization and this opened my eyes to what I want to do moving forward. From meeting gre

Cue a Gamesbids Article saying "Bach encourages city of Toronto to bid for the Olympics, says they would host a fantastic Games!"

Uhmmm...means they're NOT promising much. Probably a very C- show. At least they're pricing it correctly.

Oh I'm sure. But then again in my mind I was comparing that to what an Olympic opening ceremony would cost which would just not be at the same level.

I hope they do something creative along the lines of Guadalajara's opening ceremony I thought that was a good one, and stay away from something so gaudy and embarrassing like the 2014 Commonwealth games opening ceremony.

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Got my ticket confirmation today. I did get everything I requested. The OC glitch was caused by my credit card being red flagged when they thought somebody in Canada was making fraudulent charges on my account. According to the csr I spoke to today, it was a frequent occurrence.

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The ticketmaster page mentions GA 39, whatever that means. I checked a RC seating chart and found no section 39. Got the $350 seats (roughly $312 US). I'd better get some serious goosebumps for my money.

There's not really a bad seat in that stadium. I'm wondering whether they will have it in baseball or football configuration.

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The diagram showing the what seats fell into which price category had it in baseball configuration, though football would be more ideal, especially if the athletes have sections of seats reserved for them. I didn't care for the setup in the 2011 pan ams where they had the big soccer field but lost a lot of it to the folding chairs they set up on the field for the athletes and the large stage. It really looked claustrophobic.

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“I can tell you most tickets came out of the GTA and Greater Golden Horseshoe, about 40%,” Rafi said. “We had about 4% nationally, 4% out of the eastern U.S. and there’s a further breakdown from there.”


The top four tickets people purchased were for soccer, opening ceremonies, equestrian, and canoe/kayak slalom."


Interesting


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The soccer sales intrigue me given that the WWC and Copa America end the weekend before the Games and the CONCACAF Gold Cup runs concurrent with them. The men's is a under 22 event so the senior competitions will not drain the talent pool completely. The women's has no age limit and could be impacted by how far some teams go in the WWC. The fact that more tickets were requested for equestrian and canoe slalom than for athletics and swimming is interesting.

I'm glad to see so many tickets were sold in the greater Toronto area. If you believe the losers who post comments on any Pan Am story in the Star or the Sun, they'd have you convinced that absolutely no one is going to show up to watch a bunch of second class athletes.

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TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Ticket sales for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games are off and running, with 50,000 tickets sold in the first 24 hours since general sales began Monday at 1 p.m. This is on top of the 160,000 tickets snapped up by those who requested tickets in September's early access window.

Fans are scoring their dream seats for their favourite sports, including gold-medal matches and the Opening Ceremony, which will feature a one-night-only performance by Cirque du Soleil and the lighting of the cauldron.

There's still time to get your tickets to be part of the Pan Am Games action and join in on the largest international multi-sport event ever hosted in Canada. Great seats are still available for those who act soon.

"This strong start to ticket sales is great news, not just for the success of the Games, but for the support people are showing for our Canadian athletes. It sends a clear message that we're behind the largest Team Canada ever assembled," said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015). "We're excited to host the Americas for this once-in-a-lifetime event in our communities, and with 2015 just around the corner, interest and excitement are accelerating, so get your ticket orders in now."

Despite strong demand, there are still tickets to some of the most popular sports, including football (soccer), rugby sevens, basketball, track and field, aquatics and artistic gymnastics, but tickets to gold medal games are going fast.

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So 15% of tickets have been sold.

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I saw the latest Cirque show, KURIOS: A Cabinet of Curiosities, last Sunday. It was OK -- or maybe I just knew what to expect so I wouldn't/wasn't disappointed. Can't wait to see what they will do for the PanAm Opening. This is the first big-time sports opening they will actually do--if I'm not mistaken after Atlanta, where they consulted on the costumes for the Call of the Nations.

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Diving, swimming, synchronized swimming, athletics (minus marathon/walks), basketball, boxing, cycling (track), equestrian (jumping), football, gymnastics (artistic), judo, karate, taekwondo, volleyball (beach and indoor) and wrestling are the only sports that will be televised live.

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Diving, swimming, synchronized swimming, athletics (minus marathon/walks), basketball, boxing, cycling (track), equestrian (jumping), football, gymnastics (artistic), judo, karate, taekwondo, volleyball (beach and indoor) and wrestling are the only sports that will be televised live.

Source? And I'm assuming that everything else will be live online, correct?

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Marathon

Triathlon

Race Walk

Cycling Road Race

Route maps for these events.

oh nice! They're using High Park for the Marathon and Cycling event. I was there last weekend and the place is huge. Although it wasn't all that attractive looking because most of the leaves are dead, it'll look spectacular in the summer time I'm sure.

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