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Above: the planned festival site layout for Southsea Common

With today’s announcement confirming the launch of tickets for the Portsmouth leg of the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) events, a number of free resident tickets have also been released. 

Each resident is permitted a maximum of nine tickets. They can be ordered through the event’s official ticket vendor Ticketmaster.

Portsmouth residents will be able to attend the Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th July 2015 event and gain access to the main festival site on Southsea Common, which will include a giant observation wheel, a sports and activity zone, a children and family zone, a retail zone, and an area with a stage and giant screens to take in all the sailing action as it happens.

Revelers can also snap up tickets for the dedicated Ticketed & Hospitality ‘Fanzone’ area situated around Southsea Castle and the Bandstand area of Southsea. Tickets for these paid areas will range from around £20 to £70 depending on age and day attending. Corporate tickets will be available for around £395 and various hospitality packages can be arranged with event organisers Team Origin.

Ben Ainslie Racing Team Principal, Sir Ben Ainslie, said: “The America’s Cup World Series event will provide a fantastic spectator experience with the teams battling it out literally meters away from the shore. I’ve experienced the close-to-shore British crowd during the London 2012 Olympics and it pushed me that little bit harder. In July, we will be competing against the world’s best America’s Cup teams and to have that home crowd supporting us will drive the team on.”

It’s anticipated that the ACWS will bring in well over £60million for the city’s economy, with around 500,000 people expected to turn up to watch the action.

The six America’s Cup teams will be taking part in the preparation events in Portsmouth, including the current holders, the USA’s Oracle Team. The other five teams are from Sweden, France, Italy, New Zealand, and the UK.

All tickets can be ordered via Ticketmaster here.

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4 responses to “Free resident tickets available for Portsmouth America’s Cup World Series event”

  1. the code they ask for is the postcode, when I put mine in it wasn’t accepted in the ‘6 digit plus space’ ‘6 digit with no space’ or just the ‘PO_’. Do we need a different code?

  2. I couldn’t get it working at first Sofi, but it did work when I put my postcode in without a space. It’s not at all clear what the difference is between a free resident ticket and a generally available free ticket.

    • I Am too puzzled by this. I have free resident tickets for thurs and fri but could not get them for the Saturday and Sunday day so have got the free ones that are for the general public. Is there a difference? And what happened to the residents Saturday and Sunday tickets?

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