December 23, 2009
FIFA explains new ticket application process
Thousands gathered for the FIFA World Cup™ draw in Cape Town recently, and many thousands more will now be applying for tickets. Photo courtesy Tara Turkington
The latest phase of ticket sales for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ has begun, and will continue until January 22, when ticket applications close.
A random selection draw takes place on February 1, and applicants will be notified within 10 days if they have been successful.
FIFA explains that the random draw gives fans equal opportunity to get tickets for the most popular games.
For games that are not over subscribed by January 22, there will be no random draw and tickets will be allocated to all applicants.
FIFA states that for high-profile matches, fans have a better chance of obtaining tickets if they apply for Category 1 or 2 tickets, which are however higher priced.
Any tickets remaining after the sales phase ending January 22, will be sold on a first-come first-served basis between February 9 and April 7.
This will then be followed by a Last minute sales phase between April 15 and July 11.
However, very few tickets are expected to be available at this stage.