16th June 2023
40,000+ REASONS WHY THE LONDON ATHLETICS MEET IS THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN
With just over a month until the London Athletics Meeting on Sunday 23 July, more than 40,000 tickets have been sold making it the biggest athletics fixture since the World Athletics Championships London 2017.
The tenth stop of the Wanda Diamond League series will see the event return to the London Stadium for the first time since 2019 and the best athletes in the world are lining up to compete in the series’ most prestigious fixture.
The women’s 100m line-up already includes Olympic, world and European medallist Dina Asher-Smith (GBR) taking to the start line against 200m world champion, Shericka Jackson (JAM) and Sha’Carri Richardson (USA).
Reigning world 1500m champion Jake Wightman (GBR) will star in the middle-distance event, with double European champion Matthew Hudson-Smith (GBR) another British star in the mix.
Also on the track, Olympic and world silver medallist Keely Hodgkinson will headline the women’s 800m in one of the highlights of the event programme.
Sifan Hassan (NED) and Eilish McColgan (GBR) will go head-to-head in an intriguing women’s 5000m. Hassan, the double Olympic gold medallist recently won the TCS London Marathon, whilst McColgan wowed the crowds on her way to Commonwealth Games gold in Birmingham last year and is building up towards the World Championships in Budapest.
Femke Bol (NED), one of the fastest 400m hurdlers of all-time, adds star dust to the field as she goes over the barriers in the London Stadium, while reigning world champion, Grant Holloway has been confirmed to race over the men’s 110m hurdles.
The field events are already stacked with Ryan Crouser (USA) – who extended his world record to 23.56m in California last month – leading the men’s shot put line-up. Another Olympic champion, Mutaz Essa Barshim (QAT) is set to compete in the men’s high jump.
After winning European indoor gold in Istanbul earlier this year, Jazmin Sawyers (GBR) is confirmed to go in the women’s long jump, so tickets for the sand pit will be in high demand to see Briton’s newest European champion in action.
GB & NI’s Olympic bronze medallist Holly Bradshaw (GBR) will take on Olympic and world champion Katie Moon (USA) and world silver medallist Sandi Morris (USA) in a superb world class pole vault competition.
Cherry Alexander, UKA’s Strategic Lead for Major Events said:
“It has been fantastic to see ticket sales build as the season is now well underway. We know what a packed London Stadium feels like and whilst some athletes will have memories of London 2017 to refer to, for many others this will be the biggest crowd they have competed in front of before.
“We know the GB athletics fans will raise the roof for the best athletes in the world and give them the best possible build up for the World Championships! And there are still tickets left but with just over a month to go time is running out for spectators to be part of the biggest one day athletics event in the world this year!”
With the majority of remaining tickets just £23 per adult and £5 per child you can still secure your place at the London Athletics Meet now!