Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Confederations Cup Organizers Stressing Over Low Ticket Sales

Low ticket sales for the 2009 Confederations Cup have event organizers and World Cup boosters uneasy about the local response the the international tournaments.

Fifa and the Local Organising Committee have persuaded South African Rugby, Cricket South Africa, Cosatu and the ZCC to help promote the tournament.

In spite of the world’s leading teams coming to South Africa to take part, ticket sales have been disappointing.

The chief marketing officer of the LOC, Derek Carstens, said: “We want to encourage South Africans to take ownership of this tournament, to see themselves as hosts, and the best way is to go out and fill the stadiums and welcome the teams and visitors to our country."

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