Earlier than in the previous years, the German ski
jumping fans are in anticipation of the first major
winter sports highlight of the season. There's already
a huge demand for tickets for the opening event
of the 62nd 4-Hills-Tournament in Oberstdorf (Dec.
28th/29th) even before the World Cup season kicks
off in Klingenthal late November. Tickets for the
4-Hills opener are on sale online via the Print@Home-Ticketservice,
all categories are still available.
"As before we sold ticket packages for both
days, the qualification and the competition, during
the first period of the advance ticket sale. The
demand for the packages was already higher than
in the previous years. Since we started selling
tickets for each day separately it really took off",
explains Stefan Huber, head of the 4-Hills-Tournament
and general secretary of the opening event in Oberstdorf.
Besides Huber, also Dr. Peter Kruijer, chairman
of the Ski Club Oberstdorf, is crossing his fingers
for the German jumpers in the first weeks of the
season. "Last year showed that when Severin
Freund, Richard Freitag, Andreas Wellinger and the
others achieve good results then the demand for
Great for the local fans in the region: With 20-year-old
Karl Geiger, an athlete of the Ski Club Oberstdorf
is a member of the World Cup team of head coach
Werner Schuster. Together with 18-year-old Andreas
Wellinger of Ruhpolding, Geiger is one of the young
guns in the German team.
General secretary Stefan Huber expects that over
30 000 fans will attend the events on the two days
in Oberstdorf. "The public interest in the
4-Hills-Tournament will be even higher with the
Olympic Winter Games in Sochi coming up later this
season. For all the teams it will be the first big
indicator in the Olympic Winter."
The 62nd 4-Hills-Tournament will start on December
28th with the qualification in Oberstdorf, the first
competition will take place a day later, on the
29th. The next stops will be Garmisch-Partenkirchen
(Dec. 31st/Jan. 1st), Innsbruck (Jan. 3rd/4th) and
final in Bischofshofen (Jan. 5th/6th).
Tickets for the first winter sports highlight 2013/14
are already on sale online at www.arena-ticket-allgaeu.de
and at the ticket hotline 08322/8090-350.