More than 2.45 million World Cup tickets Sold
More than 2.45 million tickets have already been sold for this year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
It will be the first edition of the tournament to be held in the Middle East and Arab world – and excitement across the region is palpable. Qatar is set to host the most compact edition of the tournament in modern history. Fans, players and officials will always be in the thick of the action – with the longest distance between stadiums just 75km.
More than 500,000 tickets were snapped up during the most recent sales phase in July and August. The next sales period will begin around the end of September, while over-the-counter sales will start in Qatar soon.
During the tournament, ticketed fans will be able to invite up to three non-ticketed fans to Qatar, with a minimal entry charge for non-ticketed fans aged 12 and over. This feature will be launched in alignment with the Last-Minute Ticket Sales period.
Eng. Yasir Al Jamal, Director General, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, said: “We are only weeks away from the biggest sporting event ever to be held in our country and region. We are delighted with ticket sales so far and look forward to welcoming fans from across the globe for a celebration of the beautiful game. Fans will experience Qatar’s warm hospitality while they enjoy exciting action on the pitch and numerous entertainment options off it. This will truly be a World Cup to remember – and a game-changer for Qatar, the Middle East and Arab world.”
Nasser Al Khater, CEO, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC, said: “Thanks to the compact nature of this tournament, fans will never be far from a stadium or activation. They will also – uniquely in the modern history of the tournament – have the chance to attend more than one match per day during the early stages of the event. Fans and players will love our state-of-the-art stadiums, exciting accommodation options and the vast array of activations across the country, including the FIFA Fan Festival, which will cater for thousands of fans at the beautiful Al Bidda Park.”