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WORLD CUP 2010 SOUTH AFRICA LATEST TICKET NEWS

2010 World Cup  tickets will be available exclusively through FIFA. The exact process for ticket sales is unknown at this early stage but it is likely that, as in 2006, the internet will be the only source for World Cup tickets.

Around 3 million tickets will be made available but the event will almost certainly be massively over subscribed. It's likely that all applicants will be subject to a lottery process to determine if they will be allocated tickets. National associations and hospitality groups will be given an as yet unknown number of tickets.

2010 World Cup ticket prices

Tickets will be sold in 4 categories, 4 being the cheapest and sold exclusively to South African residents, and category 1 being the most expensive. Below is a table giving prices for all categories across all 64 World Cup games. Prices given are in US dollars although category 4 tickets will be sold in South African Rand.

Match Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4
Opening match 450 300 200 70
Group stages 160 120 80 20
2nd round 200 150 100 50
Quarter finals 300 200 150 75
Semi finals 600 400 250 100
3rd place playoff 300 200 150 75
Final 900 600 400 150

All the latest 2010 World Cup ticket news will appear here as it happens.

6/03/08  2010 World Cup hospitality packages go on sale in June this year - South African residents will be able to secure packages to watch World Cup matches from June, sales agents Match Hospitality have announced. Speaking at the launch of the hospitality program, Chief Operating Officer Pascal Portes said, 'We want to give priority to the domestic market'.

There will be five hospitality packages on sale at an average price of US$1450 (around 750). The packages included a Big Six Series costing US$1750 a person, a Gauteng Series at between US$1400 and US$1750, a Venue Series for US$380 to US$1400, a Follow Your Team Series for US$1500 to US$1750 and a Final Round Series for US$3500 to US$6000.

The hospitality packages are expected to go on sale to the rest of the world from September 2008. Individual tickets will be available from February 2009.

18/07/07  Bank employees will be the first to get 2010 World Cup tickets - First National Bank workers will be the first people on the planet to receive tickets for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. First National has a sponsorship agreement for the tournament worth 15 million and is cashing in on its position by reserving some 3,000 tickets for its staff. The tickets will be allocated using a lottery draw with the first 400 World Cup tickets being given away in October.

In a further squeeze on genuine fans, bank spokesman Derek Carsterns said some tickets would also be reserved for clients.

25/06/07  Ticketing alternatives to be considered after Pretoria debacle - Access control experts in South Africa have said that modern technology would counter ticket fraud and eliminate chaos at the turnstiles during the 2010 World Cup.

The comments were made following problems at a recent high profile meeting between Spanish giants Barcelona and Mamelodi Sundowns at the Lotus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria. Duplicate tickets were discovered, fans failed to sit in their correctly allocated seats, some fans had to be hastily accommodated and traffic problems further added to the woes.

The confusion resulted in calls to a local radio station where the organisation of the 2010 World Cup was questioned.

The technology being discussed by access control experts involves sending ticket details to a mobile phone or a Swatch watch - the only watches that use radio frequency identification (RFID) - the ticket would have to be purchased online.

The ticket would be registered on the watch once a unique number on the back of the timepiece was entered into the computer, and the purchase completed via credit card. The barcode from tickets could also be sent via MMS to a cellphone.

Alternatively, the person could print the bar-coded ticket at home.
The technology could also be used to secure parking tickets and train tickets giving organisers an overview of the movements of thousands of fans.

1/03/07  Cheap World Cup tickets planned for South Africa locals - The South African Sunday Times has reported that FIFA and the 2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC) are discussing launching a cheap Soccer World Cup ticket aimed exclusively at South Africans. The prices for previous World Cups takes the average South African out of the game as far as being able to afford tickets is concerned, with the final in Germany 2006 costing as much as 850.

 

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