07/26/2012 06:44 EDT | Updated 09/25/2012 05:12 EDT

Olympic opening ceremony tickets still up for grabs - for a price

LONDON - With less than 24 hours to go until the London Olympics opening ceremony, tickets to the biggest show in town are still available — for a price.

The Danny Boyle-directed opening ceremony cost 27 million pounds ($42.3 million) to produce and is expected to draw an estimated global television audience of 1 billion.

Olympic organizers confirmed late Thursday that the extravaganza has not sold out, saying that tickets are still on sale in the two highest price categories. Available tickets cost 2,012 pounds ($3,157) or 1,600 pounds ($2,510) apiece, organizers said.

Organizers would not say exactly how many tickets remain on sale, describing the quantity as "a few."

But The Guardian reported that a telephone ticket salesman told the newspaper that tickets are still available in groups of up to four.