There are still just over 10 months to go, but the hottest tickets for next summer’s Pan Am Games are already shaping up to be for the men’s and women’s soccer tournaments.
Pan Am organizers revealed the top 10 hottest events Thursday, based on early-bird ordering which closes next week. At the top of the list? Soccer, which takes place at Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field.
So far, orders for 100,000 tickets have been placed under early-bird ordering which closes Monday. Toronto 2015 CEO Saad Rafi says he’s still hoping all 1.4 million tickets for the Pan Am and Para Pan Am games will eventually be sold.
“We’re aiming to sell 1.4 million tickets. That’s our goal and we’re not going to slow down on that yet. . . . We’re thrilled with the start we’ve had,” said Rafi, who expects orders to pick up as the Games draw closer.
“It’s difficult to market anything 10 months out,” Rafi said.
1: Soccer: CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium (a.k.a. Tim Hortons Field)
2: Opening ceremony: A Cirque du Soleil-produced show July 10 at the Rogers Centre
3: Equestrian: Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park and Pan Am Cross-Country Centre in Mono, Ont.
4: Athletics: CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium at York University
5: Gymnastics: Toronto Coliseum in CIBC Pan Am Park (a.k.a. Exhibition Place)
6: Swimming: CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House at U of T Scarborough
7: Diving: Aquatics Centre and Field House
8: Beach volleyball: Chevrolet Beach Volleyball Centre in CIBC Pan Am Park
9: Volleyball: Exhibition Centre located in CIBC Pan Am Park
10: Synchronized swimming: Aquatics Centre and Field House