Eurovision 2020 preparations are in full swing, with the host city announced, the stage recently revealed, and the three hosts unveiled. To add to this big week of announcements, Dutch newspaper AD has now reported that Eurovision 2020 tickets will go on sale on 12 December 2019. That’s just one week away!
Eurovision 2020 tickets will go on sale at on Thursday 12 December at 12:00 CET. And as ever, expect there to be a fierce fight for your spot in the Ahoy Arena!
Eurovision 2020 ticket prices
The Eurovision ticket prices for Rotterdam come in a wide range. Ticket prices will range from €18.50 to €248.50, ensuring that the Rotterdam events will be affordable for most. Executive Producer Event Sietse Bakker told AD, “We want to keep the event accessible. It should not be something for the happy few.”
Eurovision 2020 – semi-final ticket prices
|Jury show||Family show||Live show|
|Arena floor (standing)||N/A||€58.50||N/A|
|1st tier (seated)||€68.50||€48.50||€158.50|
|2nd tier (seated)||€48.50||€38.50||€118.50|
|Limited view (seated)||€28.50||€18.50||€68.50|
|Accessible + companion||€48.50||€38.50||€118.50|
Eurovision 2020 – grand final ticket prices
|Jury show||Family show||Live show|
|Arena floor (standing)||N/A||€98.50||N/A|
|1st tier (seated)||€108.50||€88.50||€248.50|
|2nd tier (seated)||€88.50||€78.50||€198.50|
|Limited view (seated)||€58.50||€48.50||€88.50|
|Accessible + companion||€88.50||€78.50||€198.50|
The arena will have both standing and seated areas, and also spaces for audience members with disabilities. There will also be seats sold with “limited visibility”. Bakker explains that these spaces are very close to the stage and as a result, the LED screens and full staging effects may not be visible. However, these tickets are ideal for fans who want to be close to the artists.
How to purchase tickets for Eurovision 2020
Come 12 noon, visitors waiting at the site will be given a random place in the virtual ticketing queue — so it’s definitely not a case of “first come, first served”. Visitors who arrive after 12 will go to the end of the virtual queue.
The system ensures that everyone has a chance of getting tickets. It’s also done to help deter ticket scalpers from getting in early and buying up big.
Another anti-scalping measure means that buyers will only be able to purchase a maximum of four tickets per order. Tickets will have to be personalised with the details of each ticket holder. Ticket holders may also be asked for identification at the venue.
Fans wishing to sell unwanted tickets will be able to do so for a fair price using the Eurovision 2020’s official ticket re-selling partner Ticketswap.
When will Eurovision 2020 tickets go on sale?
Tickets for Eurovision 2020 will be available in three stages.
The first batch of tickets will be released in one week, on Thursday 12 December 2019. In late January 2020, a second batch of tickets will be released, allowing more fans to get seats.
When the stage design is finalised in mid-March, the remaining batch of tickets will be released. All up, around 65,000 tickets will be available for a total of nine shows.
Today’s ticket announcement is a welcome relief for Eurovision fans. Last year, Eurovision 2019 tickets didn’t go on sale until the end of February — just months before the contest.
Eurovision 2020 OGAE ticket packages
Two-thirds of the tickets will go on sale to the general public. As per tradition, the remaining third are reserved for delegations, guests and sponsors.
As well, 2286 ticket packages have also been reserved for members of the OGAE fan network. OGAE members will be able to purchase a €799 package giving them tickets to the three live shows and three rehearsals. For more information, contact your local OGAE club.
Members of the Dutch chapter of OGAE will be treated to 400 packages. As well as being one of the largest OGAE groups, it’s also recognition of remaining loyal supports, despite it taking the Netherlands 40 years to get their latest Eurovision win.
Free tickets to Eurovision 2020
And there’s good news for people from Rotterdam on low incomes. The contest organisers have promised that a number of tickets will be set aside for local residents.
Around 500 tickets will be set aside for the grand final and 1000 tickets for every other show. Rotterdam City will latter announce further details of the raffle for getting these tickets.
Will a Eurovision 2020 ticket be your stocking filler? Are you going to Rotterdam in May? Let us know in the comments below!