Games ticket costs could be cut

London 2012 Chairman Seb Coe has told Steve Scott he would consider reducing the price of remaining expensive Olympics tickets in a bid to help events sell out.

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'A few' tickets left for Olympic opening ceremony

Crowds leave the Olympic Stadium following the dress rehearsal for the Opening Ceremony Credit: John Giles/PA Wire

LOCOG said this afternoon that there were still a small number of tickets left for the Olympic opening ceremony for people willing to shell out more than £1,500 per ticket.

A spokeswoman said "a few" tickets were left in category AA, where a seat will set you back £2,012 and category A, where tickets are £1,600 each.

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Could cheaper Games tickets fill the football?

Olympic staff at Hampden Park, Glasgow.
Olympic staff at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Credit: Press Association

Last week 500,000 Olympic football tickets were removed from sale.

In the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff there are plans to close the top tier and move spectators down closer to the action, there is a similar plan for Hampden Park in Glasgow - but there are still half a million football tickets on sale.

With Lord Coe saying some ticket prices could be lowered there could be hope that the football venues could benefit from full stadiums.