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2018 FLOW CARIFTA Games tickets officially go on sale

Legendary Bahamian athletes Pauline E. Davis-Thompson, Eldece Clarke-Lewis and Tonique Williams-Darling, purchased tickets for the 2018 FLOW CARIFTA Games during the event’s ticket launch at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium yesterday. From right is Clarke-Lewis, Williams-Darling and Davis-Thompson. Photo: Eric Rose/The Nassau Guardian
NASSAU, The Bahamas- Tickets for what the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) President Lord Sebastian N. Coe calls the most exciting and thrilling junior track and field competition in the western hemisphere, the CARIFTA Games, officially went on sale on Monday, January 15, 2018.

The 47th FLOW CARIFTA Games is set for the Easter holiday weekend, from March 30 to April 2, 2018 at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau, The Bahamas.

According to The Nassau Guardian, special group rates have been offered since last month, but tickets officially went on sale on Monday as the Local Organising Committee (LOC) staged a ticket launch.

The opening ceremony for the 2018 FLOW CARIFTA Games is set for Good Friday, March 30, 2018 starting at 6:00 P.M. Competition will run from Saturday to Monday, with the morning sessions running from 9 A.M. to 12 noon, and the evening sessions taking place from 4 P.M. to 9 P.M.

Ticket prices

Morning sessions are free of charge, and prices vary for the evening sessions, depending on the section. Gold tickets for seats on the lower level close to the finish line are priced at $20 each, silver tickets for seats at the upper levels close to the finish line are priced at $15 each, and bronze tickets for seats on the western grandstand closer to the start of the 100 meters (m) races are priced at $10 each. General admission tickets for seats on the eastern grandstand are priced at $5 each. There are also three-day passes available – $50 each for the gold section, $40 each for the silver section, and $25 each for bronze. Those discounted tickets expire on February 28, 2018.

Tickets may also be purchased online by visiting the event’s website at cariftabahamas2018.com. Tickets may be reserved via e-mail, carifta2018bahamas@gmail.com, or through WhatsApp at (242) 427-2580.

The Bahamas is hosting the annual junior athletics regional competition for a record eighth time. The CARIFTA Games was last held in The Bahamas in 2013 when Shaunae Miller won the Austin Sealy award, given out to the meet’s most outstanding athlete.

Jamaica has won 41 of the 46 CARIFTA titles, including 33 straight dating all the way back to 1985. The Bahamas repeated twice and won four out of five titles between 1980 and 1984, and Bermuda won the other title, in 1975.

It is anticipated that fans will witness phenomenal performances from a high caliber of junior athletes from around the region, including the Virgin Islands (VI).

2 Responses to “2018 FLOW CARIFTA Games tickets officially go on sale”

  • Fan (18/01/2018, 11:16) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need sports restored in the bvi
  • we may be down but not out (18/01/2018, 11:19) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    To our athletes go out and do your best and win in all categories. Show the world disasters may strike but we can still produce. Oh and let Coach smiles not only in his grave but from the Heavenlies


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