Countdown to the Games
17-25 June 2023


Come and join the action for the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023.

Be there and experience the largest inclusive sports event worldwide!


Our sporting competitions are a mix of ticketed,

free to enter and closed to spectator events.

No spectators permitted

(excl. accredited groups)


A first schedule of when and where our sports will be hosted, can be found here (all information subject to change):


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Our offers for you

Competition Day Pass

Price: 6-8 € including system fees.

You buy one ticket for a whole day, which gives you access to all sports in all venues for that one day!

For example, after purchasing a Day Pass, you will be able to visit the SSE in the morning to see the swimming competitions and head to Olympiapark in the afternoon to watch football at Maifeld. All while using the free public transport included with your ticket.

Please note that not all sports require a ticket or accept spectators.

These tickets do not guarantee access to a particular sport at a particular time and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. So if you’re attending to watch a particular sport, we recommend you arrive early to secure your seat.

All Competitions Pass

Price: 24-32 € including system fees

If you are planning to cheer for several days, you can buy an “All Competitions Pass” and save yourself time and money. This ticket will give you access to all sports across all venues for the 8 days of divisioning and competition.

An “All Competitions Pass” already pays off when you want to visit the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 for 4 different competition days.

Please note that the “All Competitions Pass” does not give you access to the Opening or Closing Ceremony or any cultural special events.


Check out our package offer, where a combination of Competition and Ceremony tickets is available for a discount price:

Opening Ceremony + All Competitions Pass = 36€ / 50€

The offer is automatically applied to your shopping cart total as soon as you select the package ticket type in the Opening Ceremony event.

Public transport

All purchased tickets through the website and Fans in the Stands tickets include public transport across Berlin in zones A, B and C for the day of validity.

You must be able to present your ticket (physically or digitally) with the VBB logo and your name on the ticket, in combination with an ID when requested by officials.

Complimentary tickets do not include free public transport. If you are unsure, check your ticket for the VBB logo.


If you are attending as a group, discounts are available for Competition Day Passes for groups of 6 people or more.

We also offer our Fans in the Stands program, which provides free tickets for organisations and institutions with groups of 10 or more.

For further information please check out the Fans in the Stands page.


Concession tickets are available for the following groups:

Children 14 years and under, students, trainees, unemployed, those with a disability and those over 65 years.

We have special conditions for families as well. If you are a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children 14 years and under / 1 adult, 3 children 14 years and under) you can benefit from a special discount group price (cannot be combined with concession tickets).


Check out the pages for the Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony for more information on these events.

Family Program

Coming along to support a particular athlete as a family member or friend? Why not join the Family Program which includes a package ticket, access to the family lounge, special events and more.

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Further information

Covid Policy

The Special Olympics World Games will be following the regulations regarding public events set out by The Berlin Senate at the time of event. The regulations can be found on the Berlin Senate website here.

We strongly recommend that you are fully vaccinated or recovered when attending the games to protect our athletes and each other (2G). More Covid FAQ’s can be found on our FAQ page

Please note that no refunds will be provided if the regulations around vaccination, testing and recovery at public events change and you are no longer admitted entrance


Our sports are spread out across the city and have varying levels of accessibility. You can check them out on our venues page. See our Accessibility FAQ’s here or you can contact our team with any questions.

Personalised tickets

All purchased tickets for the event must be personalized to each individual attending before they can be mailed or

Once you have purchased your ticket, you will be invited to add the names of those attending. If you need to change a name on a ticket, you can do so by downloading the ticket again and renaming the ticket holder. Please check our terms and conditions for more information.

Accredited participants

You do not need to purchase a ticket to attend any elements of the games. If you have an accreditation you are free to attend any sports at any venue as a spectator (pending available seats).

You will be provided with any tickets you require to access the Ceremonies free of charge, not all groups will require tickets.

System fee

Please note a system fee of 1€ per a ticket will be applied by our ticket supplier at the final basket stage.

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