Soccer World Cup 2010

 

Tickets for the Soccer World Cup 2010

There will be a FIFA Ticketing Centre within each of the 9 host cities.  Please see below details of the collection locations:-

Host City

Address

Operating Hours

Johannesburg

Laico Isle

Corner of Rivonia Road and Linden Street

Sandton

Johannesburg

Gauteng

7 days a week

9am to 6pm

Opening additional hours the day prior to the match in the host city

Johannesburg

Maponya Mall

Old Potchefstroom Road

Soweto

7 days a week

9am to 6pm

Opening additional hours the day prior to the match in the host city

Bloemfontein

Lochlogan Waterfront Mall

Corner Charles Street and 1st Avenue

Mangaung / Bloemfontein

Free State

7 days a week

9am to 6pm

Opening additional hours the day prior to the match in the host city

Rustenburg

Waterfall Mall

1 Augrabies Avenue

Rustenburg

North West Province

7 days a week

9am to 6pm

Opening additional hours the day prior to the match in the host city

Pretoria

Brooklyn Mall

Corner Lange and Fehrsen Street

New Muckleneuk

Tshwane / Pretoria

Gauteng

7 days a week

9am to 6pm

Opening additional hours the day prior to the match in the host city

Nelspruit

The Grove Shopping Centre

White River Road

Nelspruit

Mpumalanga

7 days a week

9am to 6pm

Opening additional hours the day prior to the match in the host city

Polokwane

Lifestyle Shopping Centre

Corner Landros Mare and Market Streets

Polokwane

Limpopo

7 days a week

9am to 6pm

Opening additional hours the day prior to the match in the host city

Durban

Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World

Suncoast Boulevard

OR Tambo Parade

Durban

Kwa-Zulu Natal

7 days a week

9am to 6pm

Opening additional hours the day prior to the match in the host city

Durban

Gateway Theatre of Shopping

1 Palm Boulevard

Umhlanga Ridge

Kwa-Zulu Natal

7 days a week

9am to 6pm

Opening additional hours the day prior to the match in the host city

Port Elizabeth

Moffett on Main Shopping Centre

Corner Main Road and William Moffett Road

Walmer

Port Elizabeth

Eastern Cape

7 days a week

9am to 6pm

Opening additional hours the day prior to the match in the host city

Cape Town

The Spearhead

42 Hans Strijdom Avenue

Foreshore

Cape Town

Western Cape

7 days a week

9am to 6pm

Opening additional hours the day prior to the match in the host city

 

**Please note the operating hours are subject to change without prior notice.

In addition to the locations above, FIFA Ticket Terminals will be located at the following main international airports, allowing customers to collect their tickets immediately upon arrival.

 

OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg (JNB)

Cape Town Airport, Cape Town (CPT)

King Shaka Airport, Durban (DUR)

 

The Ticket Terminals at the Airports will be operational from the 7th June to 11th July 2010 during the hours of 7am to 9pm.  The Self Service Ticket Terminal will be assisted by a volunteer should any queries arise and the Helpdesk Ticket Terminal will be manned by a member of staff.

 

The Main Applicant will need to present the following when collecting ticket(s):

 

 

If the paid or registered payment card is not available, the following documents may be used for Ticket redemption:

 

 

If you paid by bank / wire transfer we recommend you bring a copy of the bank / wire transfer documentation.

 

For those individuals who have purchased a Category 4 ticket product, it is mandatory to bring proof of residency (e.g. telephone account or water/electricity utility account) at the time of collection.

 

Failure to bring the correct identification and confirmation may result in a delay in the collection process.  Please note only the main applicant will be able to collect the tickets.

Distribution

Fifa has indicated it will scrap its practice of giving teams only 8% of the seats at their matches (each team at the European Championship gets 18% of the tickets), by increasing the proportion going to each of the 32 finalists at the Soccer World Cup. Currently (May 2006) each team receives 8% of the seats, Fifa's sponsors share 16%, while a further 11% are sold as part of hospitality packages.

Complexity

The German ticketing system has been described by FIFA as being complicated; FIFA will therefore be doing its own distribution for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

At the German World Cup, for the first time in World Cup history, all tickets contain electronic chips with personal data of the ticket holders. An electronic RFID (radio frequency identification) chip was embedded in all game tickets. The information embedded on the chips includes name, address, date of birth, nationality, number of ID card or passport and bank or credit card data. Officials say the purpose of the information is to help prevent black marketing and keep hooligans, rioters and other troublemakers out of stadiums. It is unclear whether or not FIFA will be using RFID chips during the Soccer World Cup 2010.

Demand far outstripped supply of tickets for the 2006 World Cup (there were 3.07 million tickets). Ticket prices varied from 35 to 100 euros during the group phase with a ticket for the World Cup final costing between 120 and 600 euros.

Ticket prices

Sepp Blatter on the tickets on 25 April 2006: "We need to make sure that people in South Africa will be able to afford the tickets. We need to make them less expensive than those in Germany, but not too inexpensive as the local organising committee needs the income from ticketing sales. A possible scenario is to sell tickets to the local population at prices less than their face value". This programme is to be called 'Win in Africa with Africa' and is to be presented to the FIFA congress later this year and then "hopefully adopted".

Soccer World Cup 2006 prices

The prices for first round group matches ranged from about $44 to $126, and went up in succeeding rounds to a high of $758 for the best seat at the Soccer World Cup final in Berlin.

Cheap/free tickets for the poor

Fifa is looking at either giving away some tickets to the local population, which could come from their sponsors' allocation of seats, or having very, very cheap prices for South Africans. Fifa is worried that, unless action is taken, matches could be played in half-empty stadiums, which would lessen the atmosphere and create a negative impression of the tournament among billions of TV viewers.

South Africans watching

Danny Jordaan indicated in September 2006 that the 1 million tickets allocated to South Africa would be distributed throughout the African continent: “We’ve been saying that we want this to be a World Cup for Africa…tickets have to be distributed accordingly. Only 12 000 to 15 000 of those tickets will be sold to South Africans. So as you can see, you are not going to get tickets, I have no tickets to give you”.

References

20 September 2006

Only 15 000 World Cup tickets available for SA fans

6 August 2006

Free World Cup tickets for the poor: Fifa's plan to fill seats in South Africa

26 July 2006

World Cup tickets will be hard to come by

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