Hint on 2010 ticket prices

June 22, 2007

Here is an article that appeared on Page 1 of The Star on June 8, 2007 (Slindile Khanyile):

South African 2010 World Cup organisers have for the first time given an indication of how much match tickets are going to cost.

The cheapest tickets to the first World Cup in Africa, which will go on sale in 2009, are expected to be below the £58 (about R560) price range used in the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Danny Jordaan, the chief executive officer of the 2010 World Cup organising committee, yesterday said prices for tickets had not yet been finalised.

“We must also wait for the final draw to take place and that will be in 2009. We will then be able to finalise the ticket prices.

“But the cheapest would be below the cheapest tickets in the Japan/South Korea World Cup (in 2002), which was $50 (R350).

“It would also be cheaper than Germany (2006), which was e58,” said Jordaan.

In the meantime, we’ll keep an eye on any other rumours, hints, etc surrounding ticket prices, as the affordability issue is a hot topic in South Africa.  As an example of what constitutes ‘affordable’, the upcoming Kaizer Chiefs vs Tottenham Hotspur game in Durban has most tickets priced at R35, and the most expensive at R100, which is about GBP2.50 and GBP7 respectively.


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