Advance sales for the first jump starts
Advance ticket sales for the 69th Four Hills Tournament, which will take place from December 28th to January 6th, will start with a drastically reduced number of tickets. From October 1st, only a limited contingent of 2,500 tickets for the opening competition in Oberstdorf will be available at arena-ticket-allgaeu.de. Advance sales at the other tour locations of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Innsbruck and Bischofshofen are still suspended for the time being.
"In cooperation with the German Ski Association, the local health authorities and our medicine department, we have developed a viable corona concept that currently enables an audience of 2,500 for our opening event," says Dr. Peter Kruijer, Chairman of the Oberstdorf Ski Club and President of the Organizing Committee for the opening jump. One thing is certain: Due to the strict protection and distance rules, only seats will be available in the World Cup ski jumping arena and all tickets must be personalized. If, due to official regulations, no spectators are allowed into the stadium on qualifying or competition day in Oberstdorf, the ticket holders will be reimbursed the basic ticket price.
At the other tour locations, too, the organizers are working flat out on an event concept suitable for corona. "The top priority here is the successful staging of the tour as a highlight of winter sports, that is an absolute challenge," says tour president Johann Pichler from Bischofshofen. The tour entourage has to be prepared for severe restrictions. “Normally we have up to 7,000 accredited people for a tour, but due to the current corona pandemic, this number will be reduced to a maximum of 1,500 people. This is the only way we can adhere to the distance rules in all locations. The restrictions affect all areas, i.e. teams, officials, volunteers, but also the media and TV stations, ”said Pichler.
For the New Year's ski jumping in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the organizers are relying on ticket sales at short notice. "I am convinced that the fans will still be happy to make use of a possible ticket contingent in December," says Michael Maurer, the chairman of the Partenkirchen ski club. In Austria, the Austrian Ski Association will decide in mid-October at the earliest whether and to what extent tickets for its skiing events will be available in advance. "This is not a problem for us, because experience has shown that visitors to Innsbruck and Bischofshofen tend to plan at short notice," said Alfons Schranz, the chairman of the organizing committee for the Bergisel jumping in Innsbruck.
The people in charge have put together an extensive FAQ list on www.arena-ticket-allgaeu.de with the most important questions and answers about the requirements and the procedure for everything to do with advance ticket sales for the first jump in Oberstdorf.
Organizing committee for the Four Hills Tournament
Skisport- und Veranstaltungs GmbH
Am Faltenbach 27, 87561 Oberstdorf, Telefon +49 (0)8322/8090-300, Fax +49 (0) 8322/8090-301
Tickets: +49 (0) 8322 / 8090-350
Schnitzschulstr. 17, D-82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Tel. +49 (0) 8821/9080-0, Fax +49 (0) 8821/9080-199
Tickets: +49 (0)180-6050-400
Bergiselweg 3, A-6020 Innsbruck, Telefon: +43(0)512/57 56 90, Fax: +43(0)512/56 09 35
Tickets: +43 (0) 512 / 53560, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosenthal 40, A-5500 Bischofshofen, Telefon +43 (0) 6462 4845, Fax : +43 (0) 6462 4845-40
Press office of the Four Hills Tournament
Hemmerlestraße 4, 87700 Memmingen, Germany, Telefon +49 (0) 8331 9918850, Telefax +49 (0) 8331 9918880
Contact for the press: Ingo Jensen, Tour Press Officergo back
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