2010 Commonwealth Games tickets went on sale on June 4, 2010, and will remain on sale until the start of each event. A total of 1.7 million tickets are available to the general public.
How Much Do 2010 Commonwealth Games Tickets Cost?
The price of tickets depends on the sport, with popular sports costing more, and seating location.
Tickets for the Opening Ceremony start at 1,000 rupees ($20) and increase to 50,000 rupees ($1,060) for the best seat. Closing Ceremony tickets are slightly cheaper. For other events, the price of tickets starts at 50 rupees ($1.05).
Here's a general guide to the price of tickets:
- Aquatics -- 50 rupees, up to 1,000 rupees for the finals.
- Archery -- 100 rupees, and 500 rupees for the finals.
- Athletics -- 100 rupees, up to 1,000 rupees for the finals.
- Badminton -- 200 rupees, up to 1,000 rupees for the finals.
- Boxing -- 250 rupees, up to 1,000 rupees for the finals.
- Hockey -- 100 rupees, up to 1,000 rupees for the finals.
- Lawn Bowls -- 50 rupees, up to 250 rupees for the finals.
- Netball -- 50 rupees, up to 500 rupees for the finals.
- Rugby -- 100 rupees, and 250 rupees for the finals.
- Shooting -- 250 rupees.
- Squash -- 100 rupees, up to 750 rupees for the finals.
- Table Tennis -- 100 rupees, up to 750 rupees for the finals.
- Weightlifting -- 250 rupees and 750 rupees.
- Wrestling -- 100 rupees up to 1,000 rupees for the finals.
All outdoor road events are free and don't require tickets. This includes the marathon, cycling and athletic walk.
Tip: Ticket holders will be entitled to free public transport on the day of the event.
Where Can 2010 Commonwealth Games Tickets Be Purchased?
The easiest way to purchase tickets is on the official Commonwealth Games Ticketing Website. Tickets are also available from around 30 retail outlets across Delhi (Central Bank of India, Hero Honda, and the IRCTC Connaught Place), a dedicated call center, and venue box offices. Tickets purchased online will need to be redeemed against a real physical ticket from the retail outlets in Delhi, or by courier.
To buy tickets from the call center, phone 1800-200-1294.
When buying tickets, it's important not to be fooled by bogus websites and organizations claiming to sell tickets for the Commonwealth Games. Tickets will only be available via official Delhi 2010 sales channels and the Games website.