Avoid the rush and get tickets now, says Jordaan

2009-11-13 13:20

SOCCER fans planning on attending the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup

matches need to take advantage of the last week of the second phase of

tournament ticket sales, the South African organising committee said on


“Now is the time to avoid the mad rush which will come when the

third phase of sales is opened on December 5,” chief executive of the organising

committee, Danny Jordaan, said.

“The day before the World Cup draw will have taken place in Cape

Town and fans all over the world will be rushing to buy up tickets for the group

matches their respective teams will be a part of.”

The closing date for tickets for the second phase is on


A total of 665?416 tickets have been sold to date, 354?714 of those

in South Africa. Jordaan said “hundreds of thousands” of South Africans took

advantage of the first two ticket sales phases.

“We have sold out category four tickets in this phase. These

tickets were exclusively for sale to South Africans. To date, approximately half

of the close to 700?000 tickets that have been sold have been bought by South


There are four ticket categories – one being the most expensive and

four the cheapest. There are five ticketing phases which work on a first come

first served basis.

There are still tickets left in both the individual match option,

where tickets are purchased for a single match at a time, as well as the

team-specific option where a fan can follow a team as it progresses through the


Fans of Brazil and England will have to wait for the next phase to

purchase team-specific tickets.

Those who want to follow teams like Bafana Bafana, Argentina,

Spain, Cote d’Ivoire and Germany can still do so.

Currently, the most number of tickets left are for games at

Johannesburg’s Soccer City and Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium.

There are two ways to purchase tickets for the tournament. The

first is by filling in an application form available from First National Bank

branches. Alternatively an application can be made online by visiting


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