Brazil World Cup ticket prices revealed by Fifa

 
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 on 13 July 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.

In total about three million tickets will be available for fans.

World Cup ticket prices (overseas fans)

Matches Category 1 Category 2 Category 3

Source: Fifa.

Opening Match

$495

$330

$220

Group Matches

$175

$135

$90

Round of 16

$220

$165

$110

Quarter Finals

$330

$220

$165

Semi Finals

$660

$440

$275

3rd / 4th Place Match

$330

$220

$165

Final

$990

$660

$440

'No surprises'

For Brazilian nationals the cheapest tickets start at $15. These are only available for students, those aged over 60 and people on social welfare programmes. For other Brazilians tickets start at $30.

The lowest price paid for a ticket in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa was $20, also for group stage matches in the special category set aside exclusively for residents.

The governing body had previously said that tickets in Brazil would be the "cheapest ever".

The Fifa 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.

Supporters can request a maximum of four seats per match, and for a maximum of seven matches.

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

At least 400,000 tickets will be reserved exclusively for residents of Brazil, with about 50,000 for construction workers who were involved in building and upgrading the grounds for the tournament.

 

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  • rate this
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    Comment number 112.

    My local team, the one I've followed most of my life, occasionally offer cheap deals like kids for a quid, or a tenner a ticket. That's the most I'm prepared to pay to watch a game of football these days.
    Stop paying these players RIDICULOUS wages, that's the only way the game will recover.
    Go and watch your local amateur side instead - same game, same excitement. Stuff the money men.

  • rate this
    +1

    Comment number 96.

    Personally I don't think there is much to complain about regarding the ticket prices. If you are willing to go to Brazil in the first place, you're already choosing to spend thousands of pounds, so how much will the price of a ticket really effect you?

  • rate this
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    Comment number 94.

    Living in Brazil I attended Brazil x Mexico in Fortaleza for the confederations cup. A great experience with a full stadium. In reality the majority of Brazilian football fans will be able to afford local tickets and I have no doubt stadiums will be full. Of course this is more expensive than a normal game, it is a premium event. However overall I see it being good quality and very successful.

  • rate this
    +4

    Comment number 73.

    Ridiculous pricing for the initial matches. Also, I wonder (if we were the hosts) whether we would be allowed to charge prices starting at a tenner for the English and prices starting at fifty quid for everyone else? Did that happen at the Olympics, for example?

  • rate this
    +3

    Comment number 6.

    If you're an overseas fan and you've got the money to travel to brazil, stay there for a period of time and have spending money for the duration of the stay. Then these tickets prices aren't bad at all.

    Stadium Tickets were more expensive for "home" fans at our own olympics last year

 
 

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