05 AUG 2013 General News Zurich, Switzerland

Letzigrund Stadium sold out for Weltklasse Zürich 2013 - IAAF Diamond League

Usain Bolt meets his fans at the 2012 Diamond League in Zurich (Weltklasse Zürich)Usain Bolt meets his fans at the 2012 Diamond League in Zurich (Weltklasse Zürich) © Copyright

All of the much sought-after stadium tickets for Weltklasse Zürich 2013 have been sold, organisers for the IAAF Diamond League final on 29 August announced on Monday (5).

The famous Letzigrund Stadium will have a capacity crowd of 25,000 visitors that night.

 Among the athletes confirmed as competing at the star-studded meeting is Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt, who will be making his sixth appearance in Zurich.

The fastest man of the world will be running the 100m and fans will be treated to a series of sprint highlights.

 The women’s 200m will feature both Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and the USA’s Allyson Felix (USA). The two London 2012 Olympic Games champions will compete even twice, leading their teams in the 4x100m Relay, competing for the Zürich Trophy, in addition to their individual races.

17 out of 19 events of the international programme will be IAAF Diamond League final events.

Two of them, the men’s and women’s Shot Put, will be staged at Zurich Main Station on the Wednesday night (28 August). All seats of the temporary arena in the ticket hall of Zurich Main Station have also been sold. However, fans will still be able to follow the action from a standing area.

Weltklasse Zürich Highlights:

Tuesday, 27 August: Kids events (Jugend trainiert mit Weltklasse) at 11 locations in the German-speaking and the Italian-speaking parts of Switzerland.

Wednesday, 28 August: Weltklasse Zürich at Zurich Main Station (IAAF Diamond League Shot Put final events, men and women)

Thursday, 29 August: Weltklasse Zürich (IAAF Diamond League final event)

Saturday, 31 August: UBS Kids Cup, the national final event at Letzigrund Stadiumon 29 August.

Organisers for the IAAF

IAAF Diamond League calendar
Doha, QAT – 10 May
Shanghai, CHN – 18 May
New York, USA – 25 May
Eugene, USA – 1 Jun
Rome, ITA – 6 Jun
Oslo, NOR – 13 Jun
Birmingham, GBR – 30 Jun
Lausanne, SUI – 4 Jul
Paris, FRA – 6 Jul
Monaco, MON – 19 Jul
London, GBR – 26-27 Jul
Stockholm, SWE – 22 Aug
Zürich, SUI – 29 Aug
Brussels, BEL – 6 Sep