Tickets for the 2017 World Games, which of course is being held here in Wroclaw, are now on sale.
The eleven-day sporting event, which has previously been hosted in Cali, Duisburg and Kaohsiung, features sports that are not part of the Olympic Games. These include lesser known disciplines such as artistic rollerblading, orienteering, indoor rowing, floorball, fistball and finswimming as well as more familiar sports like speedway, American football, kickboxing and squash.
Last year Kacper Cecota, a spokesperson for the municipal run company that is organising of the World Games, admitted that it was necessary to pay for the transmission of the event due to the World Games' lack of prestige. The only company to make a bid to broadcast the games was ATM System, who will receive a cool 14.9 million zl for the job. As a result of the deal, a daily dose of between 4-12 hours of World Games coverage will be available on free-to-air channel Polsat and its sister stations Polsat Sport and Polsat Sport News. Other TV channels will also be able to access clips and highlights of the World Games for free.
The lack of prestige does nonetheless mean that ticket prices for the World Games are by and large noticeably lower than for other sporting events that have been held in the city, such as the European Football Championship, European Handball Championship and World Volleyball Championship. Most tickets are priced at around 15zl, and few tickets are priced more than 50zl (with the obvious exception of VIP tickets).
Those that are interested in attending some of the sport during the World Games can buy their tickets here.