Friday, May 17, 2013

Universiade Tickets, 1983

Back in 1983, Edmonton hosted the Universiade, an international competition of university athletes. I was only 14 at the time we scored these tickets and not much interested in sports, but I was happy to see some of the spectacle. I remember nothing of the volleyball (the fact that the stub isn't missing seems to indicate that perhaps I didn't use the ticket), but I do recall the cycling vividly, perhaps because there was a mid-race crash that involved most of the riders.

What amuses me most is the price of the tickets. Even in 1983, paying six or eight dollars to see world-class athletes seems a bargain.

1 comment:

susan_rn92 said...

I loved sitting in the stands for the opening ceremonies. It is what inspired me to get tickets for the opening ceremonies for the Vancouver 2010 opening. You are so right about the ticket prices, my mother gave me a Grey Cup ticket stub from 1960, an amazing $10!