Tickets go on sale at Christmas markets
As of the end of this week, fans may now buy much sought-after tickets for the first FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany at many traditional Christmas markets throughout the nation. Starting on 11 December 2009, highly attractive city series tickets will go on sale at the markets in the seven venues Augsburg, Bochum, Dresden, Leverkusen, Monchengladbach, Wolfsburg and Sinsheim, and also in Braunschweig, Dortmund and Duisburg. The new initiative is a component of the first ticket sales phase for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011, which runs until 31 January 2010.
"By selling city series tickets at Christmas markets during the festive season, we are specifically targeting people living near the venues, although fans throughout the country can still order tickets via the internet. The OC will do all it can to ensure everyone who applies has an equal chance of acquiring tickets," said OC President Steffi Jones.
With a click of an Organising Committee (OC) Ticket Centre mouse at 11 am on Monday 7 December 2009, OC President Steffi Jones and Germany coach Silvia Neid initiated the draw to allocate the first contingent of city series tickets. The draw is required due to demand exceeding supply for the city series tickets in Frankfurt including the Final, and Category 4 tickets at all venues. The lucky applicants will be informed by Wednesday. The remaining city series tickets go back on sale from 11 December 2009 until 31 January 2010 on a first come, first served basis according to the order in which applications are submitted. As of last Monday, the OC had received orders for more than 160,000 match tickets included in over 40,000 city series tickets. Each city series ticket provides admission to all the matches played at the specified venue. Two different city series are on offer for Frankfurt, a four-match series including the final, and a three-match variant without the final.
"We're extremely pleased with the volume of applications. We've received orders from 23 different countries, an indication of the huge global appeal of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 in Germany," the OC President said. Apart from Germany, applications have come in from Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA.
The target group for the second sales phase starting 17 February 2010 is football clubs, for whom specific group quotas have been set aside. Ticket applications can be made online at www.fifa.com/deutschland2011 and by phone on +49 (0)1805 06 2011 (14 cents/minute from German fixed lines, calls from mobiles may cost more).
Ticket sales outlets (11.12.2009 until 23.12.2009):
Augsburg AZ Kartenservice RT.1 Maximilianstr. 3 86150 Augsburg
Bochum WAZ Bochum Huestraße 17-19 44787 Bochum
Braunschweig Tourist Info Schild 4 38100 Braunschweig
Dortmund Ruhrnachrichten Lensing-Wolff Westenhellweg 86-88 44137 Dortmund
Dresden Konzert- und Kongress ges.mbH Dresden Schloßstr. 2 01067 Dresden
Sport- und Konzertkasse Fritz Lange Beekstr. 17 47051 Duisburg
Leverkusen TicketShop und Feste Feiern Wiesdorfer Platz 80a (Luminaden) 51373 Leverkusen
Monchengladbach Fanshop Borussia Wallstraße 16 41061 Mönchengladbach
Sinsheim Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung Geschäftsstelle Sinsheim Bahnhofstr. 27a 74889 Sinsheim
Wolfsburg M.Punkt Wolfsburg Willy-Brandt-Platz 5 38440 Wolfsburg