gamescom 2017, Tickets for the big event in Cologne are now on sale

gamescom Ticket Shop open as of now

• Discounted ticket prices: limited early bird ticket contingent
• Once again, a limited contingent of ‘pre-entry tickets’ for Wednesday and Thursday (new day sequence)
• Reserved contingent of family tickets
• New: codes for day tickets for the public days available at Saturn
• Purchase of trade visitor tickets only for personal use

“Sold out in advance sale” was also the case for gamescom 2016, and that three weeks prior to the start of the world’s largest event for computer and video games. So, those who definitely want to take part in gamescom in Cologne from 22 to 26 August (new day sequence: Tuesday, 22 August, exclusive trade visitor-and media day, open for everyone on Wednesday, 23 August to Saturday, 26 August 2017), now have the possibility to buy their day ticket in the online Ticket Shop of gamescom. For the first time, limited early bird contingents of day tickets are being reserved at reduced prices in the gamescom Ticket Shop for all days: being quick can pay off. leads to the online Ticket Shop.

Overview of gamescom tickets

Day tickets for private visitors: only as long as supplies last

Day tickets for private visitors (new public days: Wednesday, 23 August to Saturday, 26 August 2017) are available as of 8 March online at Limited early bird contingents have been put aside for all gamescom days in the gamescom online shop. Interested parties can thus secure their day ticket for gamescom 2017 at reduced early bird prices, but only as long as supplies last. Once the early bird contingents for a day have sold out, the advance sale prices automatically apply. Interested games fans can purchase a maximum of five tickets daily. As in past years, the following generally applies: private visitor day tickets for gamescom are available for advance sale only as long as supplies last. Box office sales on location only take place when the day tickets in the online Ticket Shop haven’t already sold out in advance.

Pre-entry tickets: limited contingent

Following the successful premiere last year, there will also be a limited number of pre-entry tickets for gamescom 2017. Holders of such a ticket will already be admitted to the entertainment area on the public days on Wednesday (23 August) and Thursday (24 August) as of 9:00 a.m., and thus an hour before all other private visitors. The following also applies for the pre-entry tickets: they are only available as long as supplies last. Holders of a valid pre-entry ticket are asked to use Entrance North.

Family tickets: reserved contingent

“Families welcome” is also the motto at this year’s gamescom, and especially once again in the family & friends section (Hall 10.2). There is therefore once again a contingent of family tickets reserved in the online Ticket Shop of gamescom especially for families until 19 August 2017. The family ticket is oriented to families with a maximum of two parents or two legal guardians and at least two children between the ages of 7 and 11. This constellation is the prerequisite for the purchase of the family ticket. The family ticket purchased in the gamescom online Ticket Shop is exchanged at the box office on location for individual tickets. The check for a valid family constellation also takes place here. Entering at Entrance South is recommended for the most stress-free admission and quick access to the family & friends area.

Trade visitor tickets

Trade visitor tickets are also available online as of 8 March 2017 at . In addition to day tickets, 3-day tickets for trade visitors will also be offered in the online Ticket Shop of gamescom in accordance with the schedule of the business area (NEW: Tuesday, 22 August to Thursday, 24 August). Trade visitors also have the possibility to acquire their admission ticket at reduced prices: limited early bird ticket contingents have been reserved for all trade visitor days in the online shop. Like in the year before, the following also applies for 2017: the purchase of a trade visitor ticket is only possible for personal use, and is thus issued to a specific person.

Sales channels for gamescom tickets

All admission tickets for gamescom 2017 are only available in the online Ticket Shop at . Saturn is also once again a sales partner. New this year, however, is that codes for day tickets can be purchased in participating Saturn outlets. These codes must then be transformed into a day ticket in the Ticket-Shop of gamescom. The following also applies to the sale of codes at Saturn: only as long as supplies last.

gamescom day ticket and public transport ticket: two separate tickets

This year too, holders of a valid gamescom day ticket still have the possibility to arrive at and and depart from gamescom at no charge with the public transport networks VRR and VRS. As in the previous year, the admission ticket and the public transport ticket are issued as two separate documents. Thus, those who purchase their day ticket for gamescom 2017 through the online Ticket Shop will now receive two e-mails: the first contains the admission ticket, and the second contains the public transport ticket for printing out.
The public transport ticket is only valid in combination with the gamescom day ticket.