300,000+ tickets already sold for 2011 Women’s World Cup

Germany will once again be hosting a FIFA World Cup in 2011, only this time it will be the women’s turn to shine.

According to FIFA, more than 300,000 tickets, about 42% of the total available tickets, have already been sold for the event. A total of 700,000 tickets are on general sale for the 32 matches in the host cities of Augsburg, Berlin, Bochum, Dresden, Frankfurt, Leverkusen, Monchengladbach, Sinsheim and Wolfsburg.

About 50,000 have been ordered since the start of individual ticket sales on September 15, 2010, with orders arriving from over 20 different countries, including the USA, Japan, South Africa, Australia, Malta and Israel.

Aside from the opening match, the final and the group games involving hosts Germany, other matches, such as the match for third place in Sinsheim and the four quarter-finals, have been in particularly high demand.

“These sales figures once again demonstrate the popularity of the Women’s World Cup among the public in Germany and abroad,” said Organizing Committee President Steffi Jones, a former German international and one of her country’s all-time best players.

“Despite the high demand there is still a good chance of getting a ticket, as the OC Ticket Centre will make further batches available through its online ticket shop. I would advise fans to regularly check our website, FIFA.com/germany2011 for ticket offers and updates.”

Sales of individual tickets will continue until December 31, 2010, on a “first-come, first-served” basis. The 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final Draw is set for Nov. 29 in Frankfurt.

Four European teams are already celebrating their qualification for the Women’s World Cup. As well as Germany, who qualify automatically as hosts, fans can look forward to seeing France, Norway, England and Sweden at the finals next year, after the quartet secured their places with victory in the play-offs.

With tickets in such high demand, you might want to start making plans now.

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