About two million tickets are to be sold to the public worldwide for
the 2010 World Cup, the Fifa organising committee has said.
According to reports from South Africa, Head of legal affairs Leslie
Sedibe is quoted as saying 120 000 complimentary tickets would be set
aside to be given to what he called “nation-builders”.
These would likely include people involved in building stadiums and
roads in preparation for the World Cup, Sedibe said.
Also, commercial partners of the event would hold competitions in
which members of the public could win tickets.
Applications for tickets could be made at a number of outlets in
South Africa and internationally on request.
Reports say, there would also be restrictions, such as limiting the
number of tickets to four for each household for each match, up to a
limit of seven matches, to ensure as many people as possible got to
South Africans would have exclusive access to the cheapest of four
categories of tickets.
Sedibe dismissed the perception that “South Africa will come to a
standstill” during the cup.
The organisers are upbeat about Fifa president Sepp Blatter’s
four-day visit, beginning on September 14, to World Cup facilities
in South Africa.