Set an Alarm for 2pm EST: Olympic Live Tickets Go On Sale

Jul 9, 2019

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Set your alarm, because tickets to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo go on sale at 2pm EST on Tuesday.

Tickets for next summer’s Olympic Games in Japan are being sold in phases, with the first batch released this past May. On Tuesday, July 9, authorized US ticket dealer CoSport will release the next batch of Summer Olympics tickets at 2pm EST in its “live ticket sales” phase. These are the tickets that were leftover after the initial sale and they are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. So, get online right at 2pm if you want to score the best options.

US residents have access to ticket sales this afternoon, while people in Europe and the Middle East gain access at 3pm CEST. Australian residents can buy tickets on July 10 at 9am AEST.

Ticket prices range greatly depending on the event you purchase tickets for and your seat location. A ticket to the gymnastics finals, for example, ranges from $100 to $700. Refer to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Price List for more details and sample pricing.

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Related: The Best Credit Cards for Entertainment Spending

Bottom Line

Tickets for many Olympic events go quickly, so if you’ve even been toying with the idea of attending, today is the day to buy tickets. You’ll still have plenty of time to book your flight to Tokyo on points and miles, and reserve a room at one of the many great points hotels in the area. So get online at 2pm EST, and good luck!

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