World football’s governing body FIFA has released their initial World Cup ticket plans. The announcement revealed a 13% rise in ticket prices as compared to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, with the cheapest tickets moving from $80 to $90. General ticket applications will start on August 20th on FIFA’s official website, and once all applications are received during that window (August 20th to October 10th) the organization will then lottery off the tickets based on demand.
Fans may apply for a maximum of four tickets per match, with a household limit of seven matches that fans can apply for. Brazilian students and Brazilian citizens over the age of 60 receive preferential priority in the lottery, and will receive discounted ticket prices of $15. All category 4 tickets will first be offered to Brazilian residents before the international applicants have an opportunity to purchase the tickets. Category 4 is the cheapest class of tickets.
After all 32 participating teams are known, a second ticket-purchasing window will open on December 8th, at which point fans will also know the final groupings and schedule for the entire tournament.
For more information regarding World Cup tickets, reference FIFA’s official website, and stay tuned to Premiership Talk for the latest news.