National youth games starts ticket sales
Bookings are now open. A sample ticket for the 2nd National Youth Games [Photo/Shanxi Daily]
Tickets for events in the 2nd National Youth Games are available online and offline to the public from July 8 onwards, according to the organizers.
People can purchase tickets online through official website www.zgqyhsx.com.cn, the official WeChat account for the games or via third-party ticket selling websites.
Offline tickets are available at branches of China Construction Bank in Shanxi and ticket offices at venues for the games.
In order to let more people watch the 2nd National Youth Games on the spot, ticket prices for most events has been set at 10 yuan ($1.5), 30 yuan, 50 yuan, and for the popular events at about 150 yuan.
The dominant color for the tickets is blue, with a design based on the traditional folk paper-cutting art of Shanxi province coupled with core images of the upcoming games plus its mascot Qingqing and the emblem.
The 2nd National Youth Games is the largest ever staged and the most comprehensive sports event to be held in Shanxi province since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.
It has a total of 49 major events, according to officials. The games will be staged at 58 venues, 12 colleges and universities in 11 cities across the province.
Officials said that there will be 22 sporting events staged before the opening ceremony of the games on Aug 8. Between Aug 8 and 18, there are 36 ompetitions on the agenda.
Ticket booking hotlines: 0351-6693926 and 0351-6693927