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Price of 2014 Winter Olympic Tickets

Updated on March 10, 2013

Sochi Olympic Park

Sochi is the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Sochi is the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics. | Source

2014 Winter Olympics Tickets

The 2014 Winter Olympics will take place from February 7th to 23rd in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Russia. What is the price of Olympic tickets?

Most Expensive Tickets for 2014 Winter Olympics

The most expensive tickets of the 2014 Winter Olympics are for the Opening Ceremony (February 7th) and the Closing Ceremony (February 23rd). Their high prices reflect the immense popularity of these gala events.

The best seats for the Opening Ceremony are priced at 50,000 RUB ($1639 USD at an exchange rate of $1 USD = 30.5 RUB). This is for the best "Level A" tickets. Less expensive tickets cost 30,000 RUB ($984) for Level B, 20,000 RUB ($656) for Level C, and 6,000 RUB ($197) for Level D.

Closing Ceremony tickets are also expensive--although not as high as for the Opening Ceremony. There are also four levels of tickets for the Closing Ceremony, priced at 37,000 RUB ($1213) for Level A, 20,000 RUB ($656) for Level B, 12,000 RUB ($393) for Level C, and 4,500 RUB ($148) for Level D.

Ice Hockey Olympic Tickets

Ice hockey is one of the most popular Winter Olympic sports. This popularity is reflected by high ticket prices.

The price of ice hockey Olympic tickets depends on the tournament round and the teams playing. The least expensive tickets are for preliminary games between teams without a wide following. The prices range from 2000 RUB ($66) for Level A, 1000 RUB ($33) for Level B, and 500 RUB ($16) for Level C. The most expensive ice hockey tickets are for the gold medal game on February 23rd. The prices range from 34,000 RUB ($1115) for Level A, 24,000 RUB ($787) for Level B, 18,000 RUB ($590) for Level C, and 7,000 RUB ($23) for Level D.

Figure Skating Olympic Tickets

Figure skating is another marquee event of the Winter Olympic, which drives up its ticket prices.

The least expensive figure skating Olympic tickets are for the Team Men and Team Ladies Short Programs. Tickets for these events are priced at 15,000 RUB ($492) for Level A, 8,000 RUB ($262) for Level B, 4,000 RUB ($131) for Level C, and 1,500 RUB ($49) for Level D. In contrast, the most expensive figure skating Olympic tickets are for the gala exhibition on February 22nd. Tickets for this event are priced at 23,000 RUB ($754) for Level A, 14,000 RUB ($459) for Level B, 8,000 RUB ($262) for Level C, and 4,500 RUB ($148) for Level D.

Ski Jumping Olympic Tickets

The brave souls prepared to stand in the cold to watch ski jumping pay less than those who watch popular indoor events like ice hockey and figure skating.

The least expensive ski jumping events are the normal hill and large hill individual qualifications. Tickets to these events are priced at 4,500 RUB ($148) for Level A and 1,500 RUB ($49) for Level B. The most expensive ski jumping events are the normal hill and large hill individual finals. Tickets for these final events are priced at 6,000 RUB ($197) for Level A and 3,000 RUB ($98) for Level B.

Source of Olympic Ticket Prices

The prices quoted in this article are from the official Sochi ticketing website. Only Russian Federation residents can purchase tickets directly from this site. Residents of other countries may purchase tickets through the National Olympic Committee of their country and their Authorized Ticket Reseller.

Alpine Skiing Olympic Tickets

Alpine skiing tickets are also affordable, at least by Olympic standards.

The least expensive Alpine skiing event is the super combined. Tickets for this event are priced at 4,000 RUB ($131) for Level A and 1,500 RUB ($49) for Level B. The most expensive Alpine skiing event is the exciting downhill, with tickets costing 5,500 RUB ($180) and 3,000 RUB ($98) for Level B.

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    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I think it's safe to assume I won't be attending the events. :) Interesting information and nice job of research on it.

    • torrilynn profile image

      torrilynn 4 years ago

      tipstoretireearly,

      thanks for sharing the price of the Olympic tickets

      I've always thought them to be really expensive and hard

      to obtain. thanks again.

      Voted up

    • Jason Matthews profile image

      Jason Matthews 3 years ago from North Carolina

      This is really interesting. I have always wondered about the cost of watching the Olympics in person, but I never did the research for myself. Thanks for sharing!

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