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Plans to start selling tickets for Europe vs USA athletics match in Minsk in April

Sport 12.03.2019 | 19:56

MINSK, 12 March (BelTA) – Plans have been made to start selling tickets for the Europe vs USA athletics match, which is scheduled to take place in Minsk in September 2019, in April. Chairman of the Belarusian Athletics Federation Vadim Devyatovsky made the relevant statement during the first session of the organizing committee chaired by Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Igor Petrishenko, BelTA has learned.

The match will take place in the Dinamo Stadium on 9-10 September. The ticket program is now in development.

Vadim Devyatovsky said: “We are assessing interest of spectators in these competitions, consulting with colleagues from national federations of other countries. We will try to do everything possible to make a properly designed ticket program taking into account the uniqueness of the event.”

The chairman of the organizing committee, Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Igor Petrishenko noted that the match is supposed to become one of the most memorable events of the year. “There is no doubt that the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 is the key sport event of the year 2019. The organizers will accumulate invaluable experience in the course of the games. It will come in handy during the athletics match, too. It is important not to waste time and think about the program of stay in Minsk for participants and guests of the competition right now. We should think about their security, medical support, logistics, and so on. A massive advertising campaign is a priority area. Fans need to know in advance where tickets can be bought, at what price, what the competitions will feature, what famous athletes will come to Minsk,” he said.

The deputy prime minister stressed that foreign guests should also be offered a package of tourism services so that they could get a closer look at Belarus, its culture, history, and traditions.

The agreement to arrange a Europe vs USA athletics match was signed during the European Athletics Championship in Berlin in August 2018.

The competitions will include hammer throwing, javelin throwing, discus throwing, 100m dash, 100m hurdles, 110m hurdles, 200m run, 400m run, 400m hurdles, 800m run, 1,500m run, 3,000m run, 3,000m hurdles, a 4x100m relay race, a mixed relay race (200-200-400-800 meters), shot put, triple jump, high jump, long jump, pole vaulting.

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