The FIFA World Cup kicks off in just three weeks time and if you thought that it was too expensive to be a part of or too late to get tickets, then you’d be wrong.
South Africa 2010 promises to be a spectacle like no other. It will be the first World Cup to be played on African soil and the anticipation in this football mad part of the world has been building ever since it won the right to host the tournament.
The noise and colour that will saturate the country will be unlike any witnessed at previous editions of the world’s greatest sporting event and any football fan who also enjoys a party should make sure that they are involved.
‘But it’s too late’, I hear you cry. ‘It’s too expensive and the tickets are all gone’.
Well, that is where you are wrong.
Tickets are still available to every single match in the tournament including the opening ceremony and the World Cup final itself. And the best thing is that prices are dropping all the time.
Three months ago if you wanted to get a ticket to England’s opening match against USA in Rustenburg you would have paid over £300. Now that same ticket is going for £103.
Likewise, England’s match against Algeria in Cape Town on June 18. Tickets were £280, now they are available from £119. Their final group match against Slovenia in the beach resort of Port Elizabeth can be attended for just £85.
Ok, so paying around £100 to see a football match may seem a little pricey even for those who visit the Emirates Stadium or Stamford Bridge on a regular basis but considering the quality on show, the sense of occasion and the chance to – just possibly – witness a little piece of England football history, it really is a steal.
Even if England isn’t your team or you just fancy being part of the fiesta there are plenty of reasonably priced tickets to watch. Tickets to Brazil against Ivory Coast – surely the most attractive match of the group stage – can be obtained from £85.