Photo: World Cup Stadium
FIFA is reporting that it has received 4.5 million World Cup 2014 ticket requests thus far. 3.3 million tickets are available for 64 matches that will be played out from June 12-to-July 13 throughout Brazil.
FIFA holds a lottery when the number of tickets requested for a specific event is greater than the number of tickets available.
Brazilians made 77 percent of the ticket applications representing 3.4 million ticket requests.
Zealous soccer fans do not appear deterred by the costs associated with World Cup games. Reports indicate a fan can expect to spend anywhere from $6,000 to $12,000 to attend World Cup and that is excluding airfare. This is expected to be the most expensive World Cup to date. Prices for the final will go from $440 to $990, although Brazilians will pay $165.
Tickets for the World Cup games went on sale on August 22nd and have been in high demand ever since then. World Cup fans have until next week October 10 to apply for tickets and sometime later in the month applicants will find out if they are amongst the lucky ones to obtain tickets.
This is the first time in three decades that soccer’s greatest event comes to the World’s Cup birthplace in South America.