Ingolstadt, 3.5.2011: Saturn has sounded the bell for advance ticket sales for gamescom 2011. From 18 to 21 August 2011, the motto at the trade fair grounds in Cologne will be "Celebrate the games". That is where the largest trade fair and event highlight for interactive games and entertainment will be held. Gaming fans from all over the world are already eagerly awaiting this event and can hardly wait to find out about the latest international trends and innovations in the interactive entertainment sector. Anyone wanting to join in the fun can now purchase the highly coveted tickets at all 144 Saturn stores in Germany.
Gamescom will be opening its doors to the general public from 18 to 21 August 2011 for the third time. Following the success of the past two years, numerous exhibitors have again increased the size of their booths, thus creating more room for games and the latest innovations. This year Saturn is once again the exclusive partner for tickets to the trade fair. The "ticket to happiness", i.e. an admission ticket to gamescom, is therefore now available at all Saturn stores throughout Germany. Those purchasing a ticket can choose between day tickets for Thursday and Friday costing 10 euros (reduced ticket price: 6 euros) and day tickets for Saturday and Sunday costing 13.50 euros(reduced ticket price: 9 euros), as well as season tickets costing 29 euros. The advantages of advance ticket purchase are obvious. Visitors to the trade fair can go straight into the entertainment area without first having to stand in line at the ticket booths. In addition, the tickets allow visitors to use all types of public transport belonging to the Rhein-Sieg and Rhein-Ruhr transport systems for free during the trade fair, which runs from 18 to 21 August 2011.
Saturn stores are characterized by their city-center location, a comprehend-sive range of up to 100,000 electronic articles, an extensive sales area covering up to 18,000 square meters, a competent sales staff, excellent service and consistently low prices. Founded in 1961, the company has been housed under the roof of Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH - Europe's leading consumer electronics retailer - as an independently operating company since 1990. At present, Saturn has 144 stores in Germany and 265 stores in 14 European countries.