America’s Cup Ticket Demand ‘Been Very High’

January 19, 2017 | 23 Comments

Tickets for the America’s Cup, taking place in Bermuda from 26th May until 27th June 2017, went on sale in mid-December and “demand has been very high since that announcement,” the America’s Cup said today.

The America’s Cup Event Authority announced that tickets for Grandstand seating and for all official Spectator Boats have sold out for the 24th and 25th June, the final weekend of the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton.

“Demand for Grandstand and official Spectator Boat tickets has been high so prospective ticket purchasers are advised to go to here to secure the remaining available ticket packages,” the ACEA said.

“The public still has the opportunity to purchase a range of other spectator experiences for the 24th /25th June weekend, including general admission to the America’s Cup Village, access to the Gosling’s Dark ‘n Stormy Island Bar and passes for the Longtail Lounge VIP hospitality. You can also still register your boat to secure a place in the allocated public viewing area on the Great Sound.”

America’s Cup CEO Sir Russell Coutts said, “The 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda is going to be the best yet. Tickets for the 35th America’s Cup have been selling well, to Bermudians and to people around the world.

“The number of tickets already sold confirms there is significant interest in the events that will take place in Bermuda in May and June, and with what lies in store, I am not surprised.

“Competition for the oldest trophy in international sport is shaping up to be one of the most hard fought, competitive events ever.

“Bermuda’s Great Sound is an incredible race venue that will provide fantastic conditions for these top sailors and in the America’s Cup Village we have the perfect hub for all the fun and entertainment on offer from May 26th until June 27th. We cannot wait for the party to begin!”

The full range of tickets can be found here.

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  1. wassup says:

    who is buying them? corporates or individuals?

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    • Me says:

      Spent a couple hundred on tickets as an individual. Bought some for my friends too.

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    • Jus' Wonderin' says:

      They probably gave half away to corporates :(

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  2. Everett gibson says:

    on looking at the pricing for Americas cup tickets I do not see anywhere were it takes into consideration senior citizens or handicapped.I guess we just don't matter.However we will sure matter when election time comes around.

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    • David Rose says:

      The Government is not organizing the event or selling the tickets if that is your train of thought.

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    • Double S says:

      The most expensive ticket for the AC Village is $72 and that is for a family of four.

      Individual tickets for BDA residents are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

      Go ahead and vote for the Party that indebted us for life that resulted in budget cuts that affected seniors

      That will show 'em.

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      • legalgal says:

        We have to pay to go into the village? Will there be free viewing areas or "villages" for those who can't afford this?

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        • Zevon says:

          You'll be the first to complain if it doesn't make a profit. Part of that return on investment is going to be from selling tickets. $72 for a family of four is a lot less than the average soca concert, for example.

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    • David says:

      Everett, Did you not see that the price for locals is 50% less than the price for visitors? I suppose it's very possible that massive chip on your shoulder obscured your vision :)

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    • Bermyyouth says:

      Stay home then simple

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      • legalgal says:

        Just because you can't afford to pay $75 (I can't) doesn't mean you should be the subject of abuse. Sadly the America's Cup will mean nothing to a lot of people who may be excluded from seeing any of it. That just reinforces the reality that it is an elite sport. In Portsmouth we were able to watch from the sidelines. Why should our kids have to sit inside and watch on our dodgy TV channel?

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        • bee says:

          B*** and moan. Get off your behind!

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        • Just the Tip says:

          How about going to the park down in spanish point? should be a great view if you get there early enough.

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    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Nobody is forcing you to buy a ticket. Stay home & watch it on TV.

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    • sid says:

      Why should seniors get a special discount to watch a sailing race?

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  3. Everett gibson says:

    People can say what they like,however there are some senior citizens living on a pension who would love to see the Americas cup but cannot afford to spend the money for tickets as they need it for necessities.Also months ago I asked acbda about doing something for a school for handicapped children and have yet to receive a reply one way or the other.

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    • sid says:

      All sorts of people can't afford tickets to entertainment events that they would like to see. That's the way life goes.

      The Beyoncé tickets cost $75 and up. Seniors didn't get discounts.

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    • PBanks says:

      Sounds like a noble venture indeed, don't give up reaching out to them. And regarding the earlier comment I'd refrain from throwing politics into the discussion here, it muddies the waters, so to speak, unnecessarily.

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    • Double S says:

      Tickets for BDA residents range from $10 (adult) to $5 (children) for the AC Village.

      That is cheaper than Cup Match tickets, yet you say nothing about that.

      The AC has done much for our youth via the Endeavour program and the like. Recently there was a story on Bernews about two young Bermudians currently in New Zealand racing due to the AC programs.

      Sorry but your gripes sound personal and bitter and not attached to reality.

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  4. Realist says:

    Oh lawd....people stop moaning! The event is no more costly than cup match, comedy shows, crown and anchor and costumes for Heroes weekend where many spend hundreds. TV viewing is an option. Take it and keep your negativity in your living rooms. Done with it!

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  5. Flo says:

    How do we get the resident discount?

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    • wahoo says:

      You are a victim of the socialistic crap that the plp have been filling your heads with that the state will pay for everything. You never ask where that money will come from. This is a F'íng sporting/entertainment event pay for a ticket or stay home.

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    • Juels says:

      https://www.americascup.com/en/tickets_single_post/2_Tickets-Essential-Information.html

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