Monday, August 24, 2009

Build a Stadium, Watch a Match

Stadium workers in South Africa are being granted two free tickets to a World Cup match. The move is part of the FIFA World Cup Ticket Fund, an outreach effort to enable some of the country's lowest income residents to attend the event.

Launched on Friday at Walter Sisulu Square in Soweto, the fund will see tickets being allocated through various programmes run by Fifa partners.

Tickets will go to deserving pupils, workers, teachers, parents and community leaders.

Of the 120 000 tickets, 40 000 will go to stadium construction workers, who will be given two tickets each to watch a game at the stadium they helped build.

Stadium workers to get 2010 tickets
The Star
August 15, 2009