FIFA releases additional tickets

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Pretoria- FIFA will introduce two additional ticketing products the world football governing body announced on Saturday.

The two products, the "Partially Obstructed View Tickets" and "Premier Tickets", will be available from Monday, June 7 only at the 11 FIFA Ticketing Centres.

FIFA's Ticketing Sub-Committee Chairman, Horst R. Schmidt, said they are experiencing a high last minute demand for tickets in South Africa and so it made sense for them to create two additional ticketing products.

"We decided to introduce two additional ticketing products to the general public. We have similarly done this in the previous FIFA World Cups," he said.

About 15 000 Partially Obstructed View Tickets sold at the price of category 4 tickets will be made available. All of them will be located close to the pitch.

About 38 000 Premier Tickets with prices ranging from R1 400 to R2 100 will be made available. These will include lounge seats and complimentary beverages.

Schmidt reiterated that tickets will not be available at FNB branches,, Shoprite/Checkers or the Call Centre.

These new ticketing products do not include the Opening Game and the group matches of Bafana Bafana, the Semi-Finals and the Final match.