World Cup 2014 Tickets
It is thought that there will be approximately 3.3 million tickets available for 2014 Brazil World Cup but a final number cannot be determined until all the work on the various stadia has been completed.
For those unable to get tickets for what is sure to be the biggest party of the decade, there will be ‘fan fests’ at the host cities complete with additional activities for fans of the beautiful game.
Tickets for Brazil 2014 will go on sale in 2013. It is thought that the sale process will begin in August after the 2013 Confederations Cup which is also being staged in Brazil.
The first batch of tickets that go on sale will be distributed via a lottery system. Fans can apply for tickets and they will then be randomly allocated.
This phase of the ticket selling process is available to anyone from any country and not just restricted to those in Brazil.
Most of the tickets will be sold through fifa.com but there will also be outlets throughout Brazil so those without access to the internet have a chance of securing tickets to the most eagerly anticipated World Cup in many years.
The price of tickets will be set to ensure that people of all economic backgrounds can afford to watch a game at the 2014 Fifa World Cup.
The majority of tickets will go to Brazilians and fair pricing will ensure that the stadiums are full and every game is played out to a backdrop of sound, colour and passion.
World Cup 2014 tickets are not yet on sale but it is envisaged that a similar system will be put in place as with the 2010 world cup ticket sales. Sepp Blatter, the FIFA president, has said that hosts Brazil will be allowed to stage the tournament in 12 cities rather than the 10 previously mentioned.
Initially, FIFA had wanted to stage the tournament in only 10 cities as they believed that having fewer venues would make for easier logistics. However, after having a meeting with Sao Paulo state governer Jose Serra, Blatter announced they have increased the number of cities to 12.
The current list of cadidates are:
Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, , Cuiaba, Manaus, Salvador, Recife, Natal, Fortaleza and Sao Paulo.