A sold out edition of the IAAF Diamond League at the Charlety Stadium in Paris on Saturday (24) marked the one year countdown until the Opening Ceremony for the Paris 2020 European Athletics Championships which takes place in the very same stadium.
The European Championships will begin on 25 August some three weeks after the Tokyo 2020 and the 25th edition is expected to gather 1500 athletes representing 51 countries across the six days of competition.
This will be just the second time Paris has staged the European Championships after the French capital held the competition in 1938.
The full competition schedule for the European Championships can be found here and tickets will go on sale to the general public on 25 October - one month after ticket sales open exclusively to French Athletics Federation licence holders on 25 September.
From 25 Octobers, five types of ticket packages will go on sale in three categories. These include a day package - including both the morning and evening sessions - which will be available from €51 while a week-long package incorporating all eleven sessions will be available from €272.
“We want to involve our whole family in this adventure. License holders thus have a period of exclusivity on the purchase of packages so that they can book the best seats in the stadium and be at the heart of this celebration. They will also benefit from a discount on the general public prices,” said President of the Paris 2020 LOC Jean Gracia.
“Many European fans have already expressed their enthusiasm to come and support their athletes while enjoying the charm of Paris in August. We are therefore counting on our family to make this event as festive as possible”.
All ticket prices for the European Championships will be communicated in September on www.athle2020.paris.