On Thursday 20 January 2011 at 09.00 (CET), the LOC is launching the fourth sales phase for tickets to the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011™. Tickets for all matches at the tournament will be available on the official Internet site FIFA.com/Germany2011 including the fixtures involving Germany and the final. They will be attributed by means of a draw procedure which will take place on 24 February 2011.
Those placing orders can increase their chances of securing tickets by specifying alternative matches. For example, customers have the option of ordering four tickets for the final in Frankfurt and at the same time choosing the Brazil versus Equatorial Guinea clash in the same stadium as an alternative. Should there not be enough tickets available for the final, customers will receive four tickets for the match between the South American champions and the competition debutants from Africa instead.
"Our aim with this procedure is to give all fans a good chance of getting tickets for all the World Cup matches, including those involving Germany and also the final," said LOC president Steffi Jones. "There is no more transparent or fairer sales system than a draw procedure."
"The fourth sales phase will be the last one during which we can offer tickets for all the matches. There won't be any football World Cups in Germany again in the near future," Jones added.
An impressive 440,000 tickets have already been ordered since they first went on sale on 29 October 2009. There has been significant demand for Germany's matches, as well as USA versus Colombia in Sinsheim (16,000 tickets sold) and the quarter-final match in Augsburg (14,000), among others.
In addition to sales via the official Internet site FIFA.com/Germany2011, tickets can also be ordered from the hotline on +49 1805 / 06 2011 (€0.14 per minute from German fixed-line telephones, mobile charges may vary). Tickets cost between €15 (young people aged 16 or under - all group-stage fixtures as well as the match for third place, with the exception of the opening match) and €200 (normal price - final at Frankfurt Arena).
Any remaining tickets and returns will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis between 1 April and 17 July 2011 as part of the fifth sales phase or 'Last-Minute Sales'.