The R&A has announced ticket prices for The Open Championship 2005 at St Andrews and these again give substantial financial incentives to purchase season tickets by 31st January 2005. Before this date, a season ticket, which gives eight days entry to the course from Sunday 10th to Sunday 17th July, costs £130.00, a discount of almost 50% on the daily admission rates.
Announcing the ticket prices, David Hill, Director of Championships for The R&A, said, “It is our aim to keep admission prices at an affordable level and to encourage as many spectators as possible to attend The Open at St Andrews. We still feel that The Open represents excellent value when compared to any of the world’s major sporting events and this year’s modest increases have been applied after a freeze on prices last year.”
Daily tickets range in price from £5.00 for the first practice day to £45.00 for Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July, while for senior citizens, prices range from £3.00 to £35.00 and for youths, from £3.00 to £15.00.
The policy of giving under-16’s free admission will continue. Since its introduction in 1997, this has resulted in almost 200,000 youngsters enjoying free access to watch the world’s top golfers.
Ticket applications should be directed to: – Ticket Office, The R&A, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, KY16 9JD, by telephone on +44 (0)1334 460010 or through on-line purchasing at www.opengolf.com