Tickets for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games Opening Ceremony have sold out and ones for gold medal events are selling fast, the Organising Committee has revealed.

Fans have already snapped up almost 275,000 tickets for the event, with the men's football gold medal game, and aquatics, track cycling, BMX, canoeing and kayaking, beach volleyball and equestrian jumping events proving particularly popular.

"Tickets to see those memorable medal moments are selling quickly," Saäd Rafi, chief executive of Toronto 2015.

"The Games are a once-in-a-generation chance to see our most elite summer Games athletes compete on home soil and to be part of the high-energy crowd who will be cheering them on and singing our anthem together."

There are now also limited tickets available for the men's baseball and basketball gold medal matches, and the 100 metres, 4x100m relay, beach and indoor volleyball and rugby sevens finals, as well as for the Closing Ceremony.

"The numbers are beyond our expectations - especially since we haven't yet announced when Team Canada will be playing, not to mention the countless athletes from across the Americas who are still in the process of qualifying for the Games," Rafi added.

"That said, it was no surprise that the available tickets to our Opening Ceremony, produced by Cirque de Soleil, went fast.

"It's sure to be an unforgettable night."

Toronto 2015 Pan American Games tickets, which start at just $20 (£13/€18), with 75 per cent of tickets priced $45 (£30/€40) and under, are available for purchase here.

Tickets for the Parapan American Games will go on sale in spring this year, giving sports fans the chance to watch some of the world's best Para-athletes as they compete for their chance to qualify for Rio 2016.

The Toronto 2015 Pan American Games are due take place from July 10 to 26, while the Parapan Games are scheduled for August 7 to 15.