Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cheaper Tickets Reserved for South Africans

About 16% of tickets to be available for the 2010 World Cup are being set aside specifically for South Africans. Concerns over citizens' ability to afford access to the event in their own country spurred FIFA to reserve the most affordable tickets for locals.

In order to facilitate the access of ordinary South African football fans to a tournament that might otherwise be beyond their reach, Fifa has blocked off about 16% of the tickets -- all the cheapest category four tickets -- for South African residents.

These tickets start at R140, "which is the cheapest price of a World Cup ticket for many, many years," David Will, head of the Fifa sub-ticketing committee told a media ticketing seminar in Johannesburg.

World Cup's cheapest tickets reserved for South Africans
Mail & Guardian
February, 18, 2009