Vancouver, BC – Three in four Canadians believe that attending the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver would be “the experience of a lifetime,” according to a study commissioned by VANOC earlier this year.
The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games are perceived to be the premier event ticket for Canadians, scoring the highest of all major sport and entertainment events tested, including the Stanley Cup Finals and the Super Bowl, in terms of overall experience. VANOC’s March 23, 2007 press release regarding the study is available in the media centre at vancouver2010.com.
“The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games are a global event and will be an experience of a lifetime for everyone who attends,” said Dave Cobb, VANOC Executive Vice President, Revenue, Marketing and Communications. “It’s been our goal since day one to develop a fair, affordable and accessible Olympic ticketing program and we look forward to sharing the details of the plan this week with Canadians and potential spectators from around the world.”
VANOC’s announcement on Thursday, October 11 will include the on-sale date for tickets to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, how and where the public can access tickets, the pricing of the tickets to each event and a flavour of what the public can expect to experience when they attend Vancouver 2010 events.
VANOC is responsible for the planning, organizing, financing and staging of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games in 2010. The 2010 Olympic Winter Games will be staged in Vancouver and Whistler from February 12 to 28, 2010. Vancouver and Whistler will host the Paralympic Winter Games from March 12 to 21, 2010.