More than 2 million ticket requests have been made following the opening of UEFA EURO 2012 ticket sales – but football fans still have until 31 March to make an application.
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Ten days after ticket sales began for the UEFA European Football Championship taking place in Poland and Ukraine between 8 June and 1 July 2012, more than 2 million ticket requests have been made by fans worldwide.
With about 700,000 people from 178 countries having registered for an account on UEFA.com, the demand for the various types of tickets available for UEFA EURO 2012 has already exceeded supply in the case of 28 of the 31 matches of the final tournament. This means that lotteries, to be carried out in April, will decide the allocation of tickets for all oversubscribed matches.
The three Group D games not involving Ukraine – two in Kyiv and one in Donetsk – still have a few hundreds tickets left and present the best chance for applicants, particularly because of the large capacity of these stadiums.
Polish and Ukrainian citizens have shown huge interest in purchasing tickets, to such an extent that around 90% of the overall requests have originated from the co-host nations. Other countries such as Germany, with 3.3%, and Russia, with 1.9%, also have high subscriber numbers, reflecting the desire of their fans to spend the month of June 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.
Venues Series tickets have proved to be extremely popular too, with only a handful from this category left in the host cities, except for Kyiv and Warsaw, in whose cases they have already virtually sold out.
Moreover, Follow My Team tickets for Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain and Ukraine are already oversubscribed and several other nations are very close to reaching that point.
The date when applications are made during the sales window of 1-31 March is not important, so all requests made within the month will enter the ballots. Supporters are urged not to miss this unique opportunity to be part of the action.
UEFA EURO 2012 ticket sales are being conducted exclusively via UEFA.com.