Exciting matches, a passion-filled atmosphere and tremendous spectator appeal made the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup a real festival of women’s football. A total of 397,385 fans flocked to the stadiums in Augsburg, Bielefeld, Bochum and Dresden for the 32 matches contested by the best 16 teams in the world. The average attendance of more than 12,000 meant a truly spectacular setting and a worthy stage for a FIFA Women’s World Cup.
“Naturally, we were hoping for a good spectator response, but in many cases, attendances exceeded even our own most optimistic expectations. Who would have thought that group stage matches not featuring Germany might attract up to 21,000 fans? This certainly bodes well for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011,” commented Organising Committee (OC) President Steffi Jones.
The impressive figures, far higher than forecast in many cases, mean that FIFA and the OC are now looking ahead to next year’s first FIFA Women’s World Cup™ on German soil with even greater optimism.
“In terms of organisation, we feel we’re in good shape. We’re right on track in every area of the organisation, from A for accreditation to V for Volunteers. The U-20 Women’s World Cup absolutely and impressively confirmed this,” continued Jones, who cited maintaining and nurturing the mood of anticipation and enthusiasm as the biggest challenge for the coming months.
Individual match tickets for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011 will be released for sale on 15 September, including the opening match at the Berlin Olympic stadium and the final in Frankfurt. Tickets for all matches at the tournament go on general internet sale via FIFA.com/Deutschland2011.
A total of 700,000 tickets are available for the 32-match tournament, to be staged in Augsburg, Bochum, Dresden, Frankfurt, Leverkusen, Monchengladbach, Sinsheim and Wolfsburg. Concessionary Category Four tickets for kids and youths are priced from €10. The most expensive main stand tickets for the final at the Women’s World Cup Arena Frankfurt cost €200. Apart from the official online ticketing portal at www.fifa.com/deutschland2011, tickets may also be ordered via the telephone hotline on +49 1805 / 06 2011 (0.14 €cent per minute from German fixed line phones, mobile phone charges may vary). All prices include applicable VAT, a sales and processing fee and free use of local public transport on the day of the match.