Tickets & Special Promotions





How to Purchase Tickets

1. You can select multiple ticket options and purchase as many tickets as you want. Opening Ceremony, Saturday, Sept. 23 is FREE. You do NOT need to purchase a ticket.

2. You must create an account.  Before check out you will be prompted to create an account so that you can log in at any time to retrieve your ticket information or purchase additional tickets.

3. Make sure to register with the correct information as the purchased tickets will be sent to the registered email address as e-tickets. You will have the option to either print your ticket or present it upon entry on your smartphone. Children age 8 and under do not require a ticket for entry for general admission only.

If your confirmation email does not immediately show up in your email inbox, be sure to check your spam/junk folder.

4. If you have a promo code, you can apply it at the beginning of your ticket selection or right before check out.

5. For a list of permitted and prohibited items and other important relevant information please visit our FAQ.  This list may be updated, so please check final list prior to attending.

Questions?  If you have any questions regarding ticket sales please contact us.

Ticket and Seating Options:

handicap accessible seating.


Sarasota Memorial Grandstand

Get close to all the unforgettable action from our partially covered, Sarasota Memorial Grandstand seats. Here, you’ll be just feet from the finish line, as rowers make their final push for gold.

Beach Seats

Can’t make it to Sarasota-Bradenton’s beautiful beaches during the Championships? Then check out our Beach Seats. Here, you’ll have a front row view from the park’s white, sandy beach strand located along the final 500 meters of the 2,000-meter course. In-seat beverage service is available.





Championship Pavilion

Looking to chill during the Championships? The Pavilion area is an exclusive seating area along Championship Row, Nathan Benderson Park’s west bank. Enjoy the lounge-like atmosphere, while sipping on a cold beverage from our cash bar. Food will also be available for purchase.





General Admission

Witness history by purchasing a General Admission ticket to the 2017 World Rowing Championships. This ticket will grant you access to watch the races live and experience the Fan Fest Presented by the Herald-Tribune. Children 8 and under enter for free. (Note: During races, General Admission tickets are standing room only. To purchase seats, please see other ticket options.)


Treat yourself to a VIP experience!  The Championship Weekend ticket package includes two (2) exclusive access passes to the Finish Tower VIP Hospitality Lounge, VIP parking, food and beverage, an official 2017 World Rowing gift and the opportunity to rub elbows with Olympic medalists. Single day passes are also available for purchase Sunday, September 24 – Friday, September 29.





Private Luxury Suites

Located along Championship Row, Nathan Benderson Park’s west bank, these fully furnished, air-conditioned suites are our most coveted and exclusive seating and viewing option. Entertain business partners or current & prospective clients. Reward associates or organizations supported by the company’s charitable giving initiatives. Invite family & friends to support your rower. For pricing and details click here.

Ticket Prices

Multi-day Passes

8 Day Passes: September 24 – October 1

4 Day Passes: September 28 – October 1

2 Day Passes: September 30 – October 1



Specials and Promotions


Blue Man Group Orlando is pleased to offer World Rowing Championships athletes and spectators discounted show tickets to performances
September 18 – October 8, 2017
Buy now and save up to $47* per ticket!
Plus, get FREE admission^ to select CityWalk® clubs with your ticket stub!

Click here for more details


Universal Orlando® Resort is happy to offer a unique ticket link to WRCH2017 attendees with an exclusive specially priced After 2PM convention ticket. To benefit from this exclusive offer simply click the link below.

A note on the Hogwarts™ Express: Because the Hogwarts™ Express will transport guests from one theme park to another, they will need a park-to-park admission ticket to ride the train.

Click here for more details             A note on pricing: Pricing is subject to change without notice.


Papa John’s activated a special online promo code that is valid at all locations in Bradenton and Sarasota through the end of the 2017 World Rowing Championships.

Enter Online Promo Code “WRCH2017” for 30% Off regular menu price on all orders placed at or through the Papa John’s app.


Enterprise is offering a 5% discount to all 2017 World Rowing Championship attendees.

Click here and enter the promo code “SRQROW1” to redeem this offer.


Ticket questions? Contact us: | 941-932-4218