Ticket prices are set for Gwangju event

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Ticket prices are set for Gwangju event

The organizing committee of the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju, which begins July 3, on Tuesday announced prices of tickets to the opening and closing ceremonies, and competition events.

The international event is expected to attract 20,000 participants from 170 countries.

Organizers said they have divided seats into three classes - S, A and B. Tickets for the opening ceremony will be 100,000 won ($90) to 300,000 won, while closing ceremony tickets will be 70,000 won to 200,000 won.

For some sports, organizers said, people will be able to watch qualification games at no charge, while tickets to preliminary rounds will be available for 8,000 won.

Tickets for semifinals and finals, will range from 5,000 won to 20,000 won.

The organizing committee said it expects 200,000 paid spectators during the universiade with ticket revenue of 6 billion won.

It added there will be discounts for early birds and college students.

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