In the first 24 hours of ticket sales for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, more than 400,000 fans requested over 2.3 million tickets through FIFA.com. Brazilians are at the top of the list, followed by Argentinians, Americans, Chileans and Colombians.
FIFA has already received more than 372,000 ticket requests for the opening match in Sao Paulo, and more than 344,000 for the final at the Maracana.
Football fans have still until 10 October to apply for tickets, as during this first sales period, fans may apply for tickets for the FIFA World Cup regardless of their application date within this time period.
All requests will be amalgamated at the end of the phase and processed together. If the number of requests received per product and category exceeds the number of tickets available, a lottery will be held to determine the successful applicants.
FIFA Marketing Director Thierry Weil clarified the several steps fans need to follow and presented the Ticketing Fan Guide, a clear, simple document with details on all the steps required to purchase tickets to the biggest football tournament worldwide.
The date on which tickets are requested is not important during this period, as all requests will be amalgamated at the end of the phase and processed together.
If the number of requests received per game and category exceeds the number of tickets available, a lottery will be held to determine the applicants selected.
Weil said: “We learnt some lessons at the Confederations Cup and in order to improve the sales system decided to open more Ticket Distribution Centres, in locations that are easy for people to access. These centres will also be open earlier. The plan is to have them working by 15 April, with the Brazilian population in mind first and foremost,”
FIFA’s Marketing Director highlighted, also announcing a new option of requesting tickets for home delivery by post. “Fans will be able to choose either to collect tickets at Distribution Centres or have them delivered to their home address, anywhere in the world.” [Source: FIFA.com]
Download the Ticketing Fan Guide and get familiar with the different phases to get your tickets.