On 13 March, to celebrate 100 days until the European Games Kraków-Małopolska 2023, a giant countdown clock was placed in the middle of Krakow and the Local Organising Committee launched a pre-sales ticket promotion.
The third staging of Europe’s premier multi-sport event takes place between 21 June and 2 July in Poland, when thousands of the continent’s top athletes will descend on the region.
The famous Jan Nowak Jezioranski Square in Kraków, the epicentre of the games, will house the clock, while fans who register for tickets before 3 April will be given a code which entitles them to 25% off four single event tickets.
Priced between 20 Polish Zlotys (€4) and 90 (€20) Polish Zlotys per ticket, the first 10,000 single event tickets sold will be discounted when they go on sale in April.
Full-day tickets and multi-day passes will also be available, while it has been decided that the first three days of the athletics competition and the sports of teqball, padel, muaythai and kickboxing will all be free admission.
EOC Coordination Commission Chair Hasan Arat said: “It is a pleasure to mark 100 days until the start of the European Games Kraków-Małopolska 2023 with a range of promotions and the launch of the ticket sales platform. Preparations continue and we are confident that the Poland will deliver the best and biggest European Games yet thanks to the tremendous hard work of the Organising Committee.
“Today is an important milestone as we look ahead to the summer and it is fantastic to be able to sell 10,000 discounted tickets. I know that the Polish fans will come out in large numbers and by offering free admission to a range of sports, these Games will truly be accessible to everyone.
“I am looking forward to the Games starting with a fantastic Opening Ceremony at the Henryk Reyman Municipal Stadium on 21 June.”
Local Organising Committee Chair Marcin Nowak said: “100 days is a symbolic moment for us. It reminds us that we are facing the last days until the biggest sports event in the history of our country begins.
“We are aware that a very hectic period is ahead of us, but I am sure that the Games will kick off in a very good spirit on 21 June 2023, with the Flame of Peace lit in Krakow.”
At the same time, a promotional campaign was also launched on various media platforms in urban spaces, shopping malls, fitness clubs, on the streets and at bus stops. A total of 20,000 LCD screens in many Polish cities are advertising the European Games, while people are also informed about the Games by voice announcements at Krakow Airport.
While the official ticketing campaign will kick off in April, people wanting to volunteer to work at the Games have until the end of March to apply, with all the information available on the European Games official website https://www.european-games.org/.
The third edition of the European Games will take place between 21 June and 2 July 2023. There will be 26 sports during the games with 18 Olympic and eight non-Olympic sports scheduled and more than 7,000 athletes expected to take part. Kraków will be the main hub of the Games with 11 different towns and cities hosting sports in a variety of different venues.