Ticket prices for the 2014 Winter Olympics have finally been released. As you would expect, tickets for the hockey gold medal match are the most expensive in the Sochi Games.
Per a statement from the Sochi Olympics organizers:
Ticket prices for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics will range from $33 to $1,320, according to a report published Monday in Russian daily Izvestia.
The prices appear to reflect chief organizer Dmitry Chernyshenko’s pledge to cater to pockets of all sizes for the February 2014 extravaganza.
Hockey fans will be hit the hardest, as usual, with the most expensive tickets running at 40,000 rubles ($1,320) for the men’s final, the newspaper said. The cheapest seats are to go for 7,000 rubles ($230).
Figure skating is the next most popular event after hockey, and the prices reflect that: Catching the men’s and women’s singles programs will set spectators back $65 to $650.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill earlier this year that will result in up to a $30,000 fine for people who are found to be making a profit off of tickets to the Sochi events.
“The order and conditions of ticket acquisition will be announced by the organizing committee together with the start of sales in February,” read the statement.
If a fan of the Olympics just wants to experience the atmosphere of the games, they can enter Olympic Park with a $6 ticket.