FIFA to increase Category 4 tickets

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
By: 
Nthambeleni Gabara

Rustenburg - FIFA will increase the number of Category 4 tickets for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, says General-Secretary Jerome Valcke.

"These are specially-priced tickets for South African residents selling at R140," he said on Tuesday at a workshop held for the 32 teams participating in the upcoming tourney in June. .

He said 11 percent of stadium capacity was currently made up of Category 4 tickets and FIFA hoped to increase this to 20 percent for most matches.

"We will do our best to get up to 20 percent for most of the matches but we will not discount any ticket prices," he said, adding that free tickets will not be given away.

This follows recent media reports stating that FIFA would reduce ticket prices to increase slow-moving sales.

He said although the world was facing difficult economic times, FIFA was still optimistic that many of the tickets would sell before the soccer extravaganza.

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