Universiade Dry-Run a Success and Tickets Now on Sale
Last Saturday around 13,400 students lent a hand and posed as athletes, reporters and officials in a full scale drill for the Universiade opening ceremony. The students were transported in 424 buses from the Athletes Village in Longgang going to Shenzhen Bay Sports Center.
Students from Shenzhen University, Shenzhen Polytechnic and Shenzhen institute of Information Technology gathered at the Athletes Village for registration at 8:00 am to start the drill and to test the village canteens and accommodation capabilities.
Shenzhen’s Party Chief Wang Rong was also there to visit the athletes canteen and bedrooms to check if the village was providing a good environment for the athletes and to see if the drill can stand up to the pressure and sort out problems. The students assembled and boarded buses at 4:20 pm to head out for the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center.
The road test will be the last one done before the opening of the Universiade and provided valuable information and experience noted by the police. They will then make detailed plans for properly transporting athletes and ensuring their safety while transporting them to and from the Universiade. A traffic test run was also announced a few days earlier to ensure a smooth test run and reduce inconvenience to the public.
Tickets for the Universiade will be on sale starting today, ticket booths and other ticketing details will be announced later today, and tickets can also be purchased at the games venues on the day of competition. Admission prices will range from 30 yuan up to 300 yuan and are based on the time and popularity of the competition. Ticket prices during the daytime and less popular competitions will range from 30 to 50 yuan.
Student tickets will only cost 10 yuan but on selected competitions only and students need to apply at their schools to purchase the tickets. Children below 1.2 meters tall can enter for free if they enter the venue with an adult.