Five out of six of the 300,000 Olympics tickets which were available 12 days ago remain unsold That leaves a total of 550,000 contingency tickets - seats that were held back until the venues were finished and broadcast and other spaces confirmed - left to sell. That's a lot of empty seats. Perhaps something to do with..... 1. the price? Ceremony tickets start from £995. Tickets for the other sports - athletics, swimming, football at Wembley, volleyball, table tennis and boxing - range from £20 to £720 2. London hotel prices? (hiked by a rediculous 100+ %) Pred said it. Welcome to rip off Britain. A huge outlay for a normal working family. By the looks of it, more than most would care to spend. That is in addition to the 1.25 million football tickets which are still currently available. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18345874 Edit: total amount of tickets available = 8mil total left 1.75mil According to wikipedia, they expect to sell 82% so they are not far off the mark. Pitty, i was looking for a good moan. .