100,000 ticket orders and 2,000 volunteer applications for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011™
The first 100,000 ticket orders for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011™ have been placed. At 12:00 on Monday, 2 November 2009, the Local Organisation Committee had already received 26,000 applications for City Series tickets, which allow fans to attend all matches staged in a particular host city. With the exception of Monchengladbach (three matches), the ticket entitles the bearer to a total of four matches. The official online ticketing portal at FIFA.com/Germany2011 was launched on Thursday, 29 October 2009 during the half-time break of the women's international between Germany and USA.
The category four City Series tickets for the host cities of Augsburg, Bochum, Dresden, Frankfurt, Leverkusen, Monchengladbach, Sinsheim and Wolfsburg have already been overbooked, meaning there will be a draw to decide who receives tickets on 7 December 2009.
"The early signs are very promising. The figures prove that the 2011 Women's World Cup is a highly anticipated event, especially for those fans and local residents hoping to experience the action live. The City Series tickets and affordable pricing were obviously good ideas," said OC President Steffi Jones. "Despite the huge demand there is still a good chance of getting City Series tickets ahead of the end of the first sales phase on 31 January 2010. I think they would make a great Christmas present," she added.
Equally impressive has been the amount of applications received from volunteers who are hoping to help out at the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011. Just 72 hours after the start of the application period, over 2,000 applicants had registered via the official online platform at FIFA.com/Germany2011. "We've been astounded by the enormous response to our Volunteer Programme. It's fantastic how many people of various ages and from all walks of life want to be involved at the 2011 Women's World Cup," said the OC President.
50 per cent of the applicants are female and 45 per cent are under the age of 30. The age range of the applicants stretches from 18 to 74 and includes pensioners, students, businessmen, teachers, doctors, priests and housewives. The international spectrum is just as broad with applications arriving from over 30 nations, including Ethiopia, Kosovo, Fiji, Belize and China. The candidates currently cover 18 languages, including Kazakh, Albanian, Chinese and Japanese.
Each host city will require around 400 volunteers, with the LOC planning to welcome around 4,000 in total.