A quarter of a million ticket requests have been received for the inaugural event in July

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the Athletics World Cup has announced that over 250,000 ticket requests have so far been received for this year’s inaugural event.

Set to take place on July 14-15 at the London Stadium, the Athletics World Cup will see the globe’s top-eight nations – USA, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Poland, China, Germany, France, Jamaica and South Africa – go head to head over two days in a points-scoring system.

Following ticket registrations opening just seven weeks ago, a quarter of a million ticket requests have been received by those wishing to attend the Cup in July, a figure which is a UK record amount of requests for an athletics event bar the IAAF World Championships London 2017.

Alongside a record amount of ticket requests, the LOC has also been inundated with volunteer applications ahead of the tournament, with over 2000 enquires being sent in by those wishing to work across the weekend.

CEO of the Athletics World Cup, Niels de Vos, said: “The reaction to the announcement of the tournament has been terrific, and the registration figures exceeding that of those seen in 2013 for the first ever Anniversary Games speaks volumes about the relationship the globe’s athletics fans have with the sport.

“With a limited window of time remaining before registrations close, I would urge anyone wishing to attend the Athletics World Cup to confirm their interest over on the website in order to be in with a chance of securing tickets.

“This event is the first of its kind, and with the top eight nations in the world in attendance it will be a weekend of world-class and highly competitive athletics in what is the world’s best athletics stadium.”

Featuring all eight field events alongside all track events from 100m through to the 1500m, plus 4x100m and 4x400m relays, each of the two Athletics World Cup sessions will feature an even split of eight field events and nine track events, with each evening building to finish with the aforementioned relay races.

Timings for the Athletics World Cup will be confirmed in due course, with each session expected to run from 7-10pm.

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Registrations for the Athletics World Cup are now open at athleticsworldcup.org, with the closure in the days prior to April 4 to be followed by a ticketing ballot.