Half a million World Cup tickets on sale from April 15

500,000 more tickets for the 2010 FIFA World Cup will be made available for the fifth and final phase of sales, from Thursday, April 15 right up until the tournament's conclusion on Sunday, July 11 (date corrected).

South African Organizing Committee CEO Danny Jordaan and FIFA's Secretary General Jerome Valcke made the announcement at a press conference on Friday, April 9, and detailed measures to ensure that as many fans as possible can obtain valid tickets.

To complement online applications via FIFA.com, a total of 29 ticket outlets are to be opened in South Africa itself.

Eleven of those are dedicated FIFA World Cup Ticketing Centres, situated in shopping malls within those cities that are to host World Cup matches: Cape Town, Durban, Jo'burg, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, Nelspruit, Polokwane, Rustenburgh and Pretoria.

An international call center will also take orders from the evening of April 15 and then daily from 8am to 10pm local time. Those calling within South Africa are invited to dial 083 123 2010, while callers from other countries can use the international number, 0041 44583 2010.

Tickets for the group stage matches are for sale between $80 / 140R and $160 / 1120R, depending on the seating area selected, while those for the knock-out stages cost up to $600 / 4,200R and $900 / 6,300R for top public seats at the final itself.

Eighteen Shoprite and Checkers stores are in on the action, appointed as additional vendors in the nine host cities. All branches of the First National Bank across South Africa will be readied to take payment for and make immediate confirmation of ticket reservations from April 15 onwards.

The World Cup Ticketing Centres are not only sales centers but also the only official locations for ticket collection. Match passes are not being sent out by post but must be picked up by successful applicants accompanied by various proofs of ID.

In most cases, that consists of the payment card used to order the tickets (or the Official Ticket Confirmation for those who paid by bank transfer), and another proof of personal identity such as a passport is strongly recommended.

South African residents may also need to bring a proof of address if their tickets are part of the World Cup's domestic allocation.

Over the course of the previous ticketing phase, February 9 - April 7, 2010, there were 240,000 tickets allocated, with the lion's share of those going to South African homes. All in all, 2.2 million tickets have been sold since February 20, 2009.

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