Fans of Paralympic sport can sign up for free tickets to attend the elite sports competition that will be held as part of National Paralympic Day featuring the Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on September 7.
Approximately 10,000 tickets are now available across three sessions of elite sport in the Copper Box. No tickets are required for visitors who are looking to access the Olympic Park to experience the atmosphere, try different sports and enjoy the Liberty Festival.
Those who sign up for tickets for the elite sporting events in the Copper Box will have a choice of three sessions.
The first session will feature two sports: Boccia and Table Tennis. The action will kick off from 9am, with London 2012 Paralympians Scott McCowan, Jacob Thomas and Jess Hunter representing GB in what promises to be a highly competitive match against European silver medallists Greece in BC3 Pairs event.
Table Tennis will be the next sport on the programme, with London 2012 medallists taking on their Brazilian rivals.
The second session will start in the afternoon, with the GB men’s Sitting Volleyball team taking on Holland.
The day will come to an exciting conclusion for the third session, where the GB women’s Wheelchair Basketball team take on their French rivals, who will be looking for revenge after GB dominated the bronze medal match at the recent Wheelchair Basketball European Championships.
National Paralympic day, featuring the Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival, is a free event and will be the grand finale to a thrilling summer of celebrations marking the one year anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In addition to the ticketed events in the Copper Box, visitors will have the opportunity to interact with Paralympic athletes and try out some of the sports on offer as come-and-try activities in the Copper Box arena and in the north of the park.
Artists and performers will also appear as part of the Mayor’s Liberty Festival, the popular annual showcase of Deaf and disabled artists.
Amongst the highlights will be “The Limbless Knight”, an inspiring aerial and sway performance from award-winning theatre company Graeae, whose artistic director Jenny Sealey co-directed last year’s Paralympic Opening Ceremony. There will also be a special appearance from Andrea Begley, who won the audience vote on BBC TV series “The Voice”.
Tickets for the Copper Box are available from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park website which links to Ticketweb. The tickets are free and will be an E-Ticket format.