Tickets for the 2010 World Cup matches will cost between $20 and $900, the International Football Federation (FIFA) announced, revealing information about the process of selling the approximately 3,000,000 tickets.
“We cannot determine the exact number of tickets until the stadiums are finished. So far, we think that around three million tickets will be sold,” David Will, who is in charge of the tickets, stated at a press conference in Johannesburg.
For this first World Cup in the African continent, which will start on June 11th, 2010, four price categories have been defined, he explained.
The best seats will cost $160 for match rounds and up to $900 for the finals. For foreigners, no ticket will cost less than $80. The cheapest tickets (80,000 tickets between $20 and $150 each) are reserved for South African residents.
FIFA also stated that 40,000 tickets will be given to the workers who built and refurbished ten stadiums throughout the country.
Fans interested in buying tickets will be able to present an application until March 31st at: http://www.fifa.com. If demand exceeds availability for a particular match or category, FIFA will hold a drawing on April 15th, 2009.