CTS EVENTIM is the exclusive ticketing provider of the World Athletics Championships Budapest 2023


  • 420,000 tickets to go on sale on 12 December
  • 14 stadium sessions in the brand-new, purpose-built National Athletics Centre
  • 250 days to go to the world’s third largest sporting event

Munich, 9 December 2022. CTS EVENTIM, one of the leading international providers of ticketing services and live entertainment, is the exclusive ticketing provider of the World Athletics Championships Budapest 2023 in Hungary.

From August 19-27, 2023, Budapest will host the world’s third largest sporting event, the World Athletics Championships. It is the biggest sporting event in the history of Hungary, attended by athletes from more than 200 countries. Marking 250 days to go to this much anticipated event, the WCH Budapest 2023 Local Organising Committee will put 420,000 tickets on sale on 12 December in a first come, first served online ticketing programme. Tickets and packages are available for a total of 14 stadium sessions. A further 6 competitions will be held outside the stadium in the World Heritage city centre of Budapest.

Alexander Ruoff, COO of CTS EVENTIM, said: “We are pleased to contribute to the pinnacle event of athletics by delivering our trustworthy, sophisticated ticketing technology and extensive suite of services.”

The brand-new National Athletics Centre will host the WCH Budapest 23. The arena will have an initial capacity of 35,000 for the 2023 championships before being reduced to 15,000 as part of a sustainable reconstruction. The venue is built on the eastern bank of the Danube River on the south side of the city.

For registered subscribers to World Athletics’ newsletter “The Inside Track” there is a special pre-sale window of three days: From 9 December they have an exclusive priority access to tickets to WCH Budapest 23 ahead of the general sale, which starts on December 12th. Tickets will be available on https://tickets.wabudapest23.com and www.eventim.hu.


CTS EVENTIM is one of the leading international providers of ticketing services and live entertainment. Before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, around 250 million tickets per annum were marketed using the Company’s systems – be it through physical box offices, online, or from mobile terminals. Its online portals operate under brands such as eventim.deoeticket.comticketcorner.chticketone.it, and entradas.com. The EVENTIM Group also includes many concert, tour, and festival promoter companies for events like Rock am RingRock im ParkHurricaneSouthside, and Lucca Summer. In addition, CTS EVENTIM operates some of Europe’s most renowned venues, for example the LANXESS Arena in Cologne, the K.B. Hallen in Copenhagen, the Waldbühne in Berlin, and the EVENTIM Apollo in LondonCTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA (ISIN DE 0005470306) has been listed on the stock exchange since 2000 and is currently a member of the MDAX segment.

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