Ticket sales for Gwangju FINA hit W6.61 billion total

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Ticket sales for Gwangju FINA hit W6.61 billion total

Ticket sales for the upcoming 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships have reached a cumulative 6.61 billion won ($5.71 million), or 88 percent of the target of 7.5 billion won, the competition’s organizers said Monday.

The organizing committee for the July 12 to 28 swimming competition, to be held in the two southwestern cities of Gwangju and Yeosu, also said the number of tickets sold for the championships came to 286,000 as of Friday, accounting for 77 percent of the entire 369,000 available.

Among the championship events, tickets for high diving and open water swimming - two of the most popular events - have been sold out, showing the highest ticket sales rate of 96 percent, with 6,200 of 6,500 tickets sold, the committee said.

The high diving event will feature a 27-meter-high diving platform and a temporary water tank installed at a Chosun University soccer field.

Other events - artistic swimming, competitive swimming and diving - have been showing higher ticket sales rates. Water polo, for which Korea has won a berth as the hosting country, is expected to help increase ticket sales for the competition.

Ticket purchases are available through the competition’s website at https://tickets.gwangju2019.com/en/.

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