More than 588,178 tickets, or 71.2 per cent of the total inventory of 826,628, have been sold to date for the FIFA Confederations Cup, which is due to kick off in Brasilia in 38 days. The target is to well exceed the average capacity of 83 per cent which was recorded for the 'Festival of Champions' in 2005.
Football fans have only nine more days to purchase tickets on www.FIFA.com/ticketing and to be part of what promises to be a hugely memorable tournament, with a line-up of four FIFA World Cup champions (Brazil, Italy, Spain, and Uruguay) in the starting blocks alongside continental kings Mexico, Japan, Nigeria and newcomers Tahiti, the senior team’s first international tournament outside Oceania. The current sales phase will close on 15 May 2013 at 16:00 CET
The last remaining tickets, which will be subject to availability, will then be sold during the last-minute-sales phase both online via FIFA.com/ticketing and over the counter at one of the six FIFA Venue Ticketing Centres, starting on 1 June 2013. During this phase, Boleto payments will no longer be accepted but cash transactions will be possible in the ticketing centres. Additionally, tickets can also be collected at the International Airport as well as the Windsor Hotel Guanabara in Rio de Janeiro.
Successful buyers can collect their coveted tickets as of 29 May 2013 at one of the six FIFA Venue Ticketing Centres (exact addresses and details can be found attached and on FIFA.com), which will be open seven days a week from 10.00 until 18.00 local time. It is important to note that tickets must be collected in person by ticket purchasers, who must present the ID card or passport they used when applying for tickets. This also applies for any discounts on tickets, with the respective proof of eligibility also being required. On 29 May 2013, FIFA will present the design and special features of the FIFA Confederations Cup tickets.
“Due to delayed stadium deliveries, we are only now in the position to conduct the seat allocations in each of the venues,” explained FIFA Marketing Director Thierry Weil. “Yet we are very confident that we will break another record for the FIFA Confederations Cup, with the Brazilians providing the global TV audience with a glimpse of what kind of stadium atmosphere to expect in 2014: full stands and a great reception for all teams in return for football at its best on the pitch.”
Match-by-match summary of the tickets sold to date:
Opening match: Brazil v. Japan in Brasilia: 57,854
Match 2: Mexico v.Italy in Rio de Janeiro: 63,384
Match 3: Spain v. Uruguay in Recife : 34,356
Match 4: Tahiti v. Nigeria in Belo Horizonte: 10,029
Match 5: Brazil v. Mexico in Fortaleza: 47,485
Match 6: Italy v. Japan in Recife: 27,125
Match 7: Spain v. Tahiti in Rio de Janeiro: 49,432
Match 8: Nigeria v. Uruguay in Salvador: 22,682
Match 9: Italy v. Brazil in Salvador: 41,407
Match 10: Japan v. Mexico in Belo Horizonte: 26,291
Match 11: Nigeria v. Spain in Fortaleza: 32,672
Match 12: Uruguay v. Tahiti in Recife: 15,970
Semi-final in Belo Horizonte: 44,460
Semi-final in Fortaleza: 31,607
Match for third place in Salavdor: 22,680
Final in Rio de Janeiro: 60,744
About 97 per cent of the tickets have been purchased by Brazilians, which is similar to the ticket sales percentages for the previous host nations of the FIFA Confederations Cup.
It is important to note that the above figures only refer to tickets sold and do not include complimentary tickets for media, the participating teams, VIPs and the companions of disabled people.