Ticket sales for supporters of the 16 national teams qualified for UEFA EURO 2012 has started, exclusively on UEFA.com.
A specific ticket allocation has been reserved for fans of these 16 participating teams and tickets will be sold based on the nationality and/or country of residence of the applicant. Lotteries will determine which applicants receive tickets and supporters therefore do not have to rush to apply for tickets. The end date of the application period will be 3 March 2012 – or earlier for some associations according to their own regulations as indicated in their respective ticketing portal.
A total of 32% of the overall stadium capacities has been reserved for fans of the finalist teams. Each side will get 16% of the overall net stadium capacity, or a minimum 6,000 tickets, for each of their group stage matches. For quarter-finals and semi-finals the number of tickets set aside is 5,000 per participating team, and for the final 9,000 per team.
As part of its ticketing strategy, UEFA will also implement a tour operator programme (TOP). This service will give the opportunity to supporters to buy travel packages from licensed tour operators and related tickets on UEFA.com afterwards. There are a maximum two tour operators offering such services in every one of the finalist countries, with TUI Travel PLC, the official accommodation agency of UEFA EURO 2012, being a licensed operator in most of these countries.
This programme will distribute up to 31,000 tickets, meaning an additional 1,000 tickets per game are being reserved for fans of the teams. TOP will run from 12 December to 1 March.
A total of 1.4m tickets will be available for UEFA EURO 2012 and about 85% will end up in the hands of supporters, either through UEFA's official website, the national associations of the 16 sides or competitions organised by tournament sponsors. The remaining tickets will be allocated to non-participating member associations, to other members of the football family such as confederations, clubs, referees and other officials, to host governments and host cities, to VIP guests, as well as for the corporate hospitality programme.
Further details on ticket types available can be found in the ticketing section on UEFA.com.
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