14 April, 2004
Athens organizers (ATHOC) on Tuesday announced that they have met their ticket sales goal by 75 percent, four months before the highly anticipated “Olympic homecoming” brings the Games back to Greece.
“The second phase concludes on April 16, because until June 1 when sales recommence, we will have to distribute the purchased tickets for the numbered seats in the stadiums. Seventy-five percent of this goal has been covered, representing 136 million euros out of a budget of 183 million euros,” ATHOC Executive Director Marton Simitsek told reporters.
He added that the figure is a record for Olympic organizing committees, and roughly 22 percent higher than the figure for the Sydney 2000 Games during the same time period before the Games.
Source: Athens News Agency