Volleyball and beach volleyball are among the Rio 2016 sports disciplines in the highest demand in Brazil, after half of the final major batch of tickets was sold in a span of four days. According to the FIVB world volleyball federation, the men’s and women’s volleyball finals are already sold out. Meanwhile, beach volleyball only had tickets left up to the quarterfinals. The opening and closing ceremonies are the most in-demand tickets, while volleyball and beach volleyball ranks among the most in-demand sport disciplines. About 500,000 tickets went on sale last January 21 and 22, and more than 250,000 tickets had been sold on January 24. In total, about 7.5 million tickets for the Rio Games will be put on sale.
This story first appeared in the blog, The Sport Intern. The editor is Karl-Heinz Huba of Lorsch, Germany. He can be reached at ISMG@aol.com. The article is reprinted here with permission of Huba.