On sale now the additional spaces will allow ticketholders to enjoy unsurpassed views of the thrilling racing action from the comfort of their seat overlooking the finish-line in the heart of Millennium Square.
The British public will have the opportunity to watch local heroes Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, as well as other leading GB triathletes including Non Stanford and Vicky Holland, battle for glory against some of the world’s best triathletes in their last race on home soil ahead of Rio.
Those with grandstand tickets will see the elite athletes pass them seven times on the bike and four times on the run, as well as witnessing the conclusion of the races, which often end with a thrilling sprint finish. A big screen will be located opposite the Grandstand showing the live coverage so that ticket holders can stay up to speed with the race whilst it momentarily goes out of view.
Tickets will be priced at £30 for adults and £20 for children (U15s). With the women’s race starting at 13:00 and the men’s at 15:45, ticket holders can expect well over four hours of live triathlon action.
Triathlon fans, residents, and visitors to the city who weren’t able to secure Grandstand tickets, will still be able to watch GB’s finest triathletes go head-to-head against the rest of the world in their last race on home soil ahead of Rio, at various locations around the city free of charge.
Jack Buckner, Chief Executive of British Triathlon, said: “There are just a few weeks to go now until the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds and it’s really exciting to be able to increase the capacity of the grandstand. The level of interest from sport fans across the country is fantastic and we are expecting an unforgettable race to pass through the streets of Leeds – make sure you get in quick to secure your seat in the grandstand.”