Second round of advance sales for the 71st edition of the ski jumping highlight
The Four Hills Tournament ignites the second stage in advance sales for the 71st edition of the popular ski jumping classic: As of now, individual tickets for the respective qualification and competition days at all four venues are available at tickets.vierschanzentournee.com. According to the organizers, the advance sale of combined tickets so far has gone very well.
"In Oberstdorf, we have already sold all tickets in the higher categories. Standing room is currently still available, but ski jumping fans shouldn't take much more time," says Georg Geiger, chairman of the Oberstdorf ski club and president of the organizing committee at the inaugural jumping event.
Geiger and his colleagues from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Innsbruck and Bischofshofen explicitly point out to only purchase tickets via the official website tickets.vierschanzentournee.com. This is because in the past, dubious sellers have repeatedly sold tickets at significantly overpriced prices.
The organizers of the Four Hills Tournament are eagerly awaiting the World Cup opener on November 5 in Wisla, Poland. "If Karl Geiger or Markus Eisenbichler are among the top jumpers, the run on tickets will really start," says Michael Maurer, Chairman of the Partenkirchen Ski Club and head of New Year's ski jumping in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Manfred Schützenhofer, chairman of the Bischofshofen ski club, is keeping his fingers crossed for the red-white-red eagles: "Daniel Huber's day victory with us last year was the right signal and with the Olympic victory in the team, the ÖSV team proved that the guys can beat everyone. Hopefully also once again at the Tournament."
For years, German and Austrian ski jumping fans have been waiting for a Tour victory by a compatriot. Sven Hannawald was the last German so far in 2001/2002, Stefan Kraft in 2014/15 the last Austrian so far to succeed in the Tournament.
Last year, Japan's Ryoyu Kobayashi secured the title in the 70th Four Hills Tournament, ahead of the two Norwegians Marius Lindvik and Halvor Egner Granerud as well as Karl Geiger from Oberstdorf.go back
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