World Cup ticket costs revealed

Maracana stadium Some of the biggest games of the competition will be played at the Maracana stadium

Ticket prices for international fans attending the football World Cup in Brazil will start at $ 90 (£59, 69 euros) for initial group matches.

Football’s governing body Fifa announced that the cheapest ticket for overseas fans for the final was $ 440 (£288) and the most expensive $ 990 (£650).

The tournament starts on 12 June next year, with the first game being played in Sao Paulo.

Tickets will go on sale from 20 August.

Fans have until 10 October to apply and a ballot will be held to decide which of these applications are successful.

Only later will tickets be sold on a first come, first served basis.

‘No surprises’

The ticket website will include a map of the ground that shows the location of different categories of tickets.

This meant there would be “no surprises” over where fans would end up sitting, said Fifa marketing director Thierry Weil, who is in charge of ticketing strategy.

He said there would be a reselling system run by Fifa, if people were unable to attend games for which they had bought tickets.

About 500,000 tickets will be reserved exclusively for residents of Brazil, including about 50,000 for construction workers who were involved in building and upgrading the grounds for the tournament.


BBC News – Business

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