We Got Our Tickets Did You??
Tickets for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are now on sale and fans around the world are purchasing tickets to eight world championships at the world’s most prestigious equestrian competition. Tickets to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games went on sale September 25 at noon EDT, one year before the Games open in Lexington, Kentucky. Tickets will be available for purchase online at www.alltechfeigames.com, www.ticketmaster.com, and all Ticketmaster outlets. Anyone with special needs, including ADA seating, may call the Ticketmaster hotline at 1-800-745-3000. No tickets will be sold in person or via phone at the World Games 2010 Foundation office or the Kentucky Horse Park.
Additional spectator information, including parking, housing and other travel plans and visitor’s services, is available at www.alltechfeigames.com on September 25. The launch of ticket sales marks a significant moment in preparation for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, as leaders of the World Games 2010 Foundation and hundreds of supporters are celebrating the one year countdown to the Games in downtown Lexington.
Live web-streaming of the celebration is being broadcast from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT through the Lexington-Fayette County Urban Government. Join the celebration online here http://lfucg.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=12.
“This is a milestone occasion for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games,” said Foundation CEO Jamie Link. “We are ready for spectators to begin planning their trips, and we are ready to host the world in 2010.” Kentucky officials are planning a wide range of Bluegrass hospitality in 2010, both at the Kentucky Horse Park and all across Kentucky.
Permanent facility planning at the Kentucky Horse Park has been accelerated, allowing for the completion of two major new facilities in time for the 2010 Games. The park is among the top equestrian facilities in the world and the Games will bring the fulfillment of a dream years in the making.
“Thanks to an enormous amount of work by many people, the Kentucky Horse Park is on its way to becoming the finest equestrian venue in the world.” Nicholson continued, “There is a tremendous sense of satisfaction as I think about the number of people who have been employed, the economic impact that has already been generated, the positive impact we are having on our community, the Commonwealth and the horse industry, and the legacy that will be created, all as a result of the Games.”
The City of Lexington is planning a 17-day festival to run concurrently with the 2010 Games. The festival will include entertainment, arts, crafts and children’s activities and will be held at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza, Cheapside Park and Triangle Park between noon and 9 p.m. Re-medaling ceremonies to honor athletes and broadcasts of the competition will also be hosted in the heart of downtown Lexington, providing a celebratory atmosphere for local residents and out-of-town guests.
About the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are the world championships of eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale. Her Royal Highness Princess Haya is the current president of the FEI. The Games are held every four years, and this will be the first occurrence in the United States. The Games run for 16 days in 2010, Saturday, September 25 – Sunday, October 10.
The 2010 Games are expected to have a statewide economic impact of $150 million, and other current sponsors include Alltech, Rolex, John Deere, Ariat International, Inc. and Rood and the University of Kentucky. For more information on the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, please visit www.alltechfeigames.com.