Tuesday, December 22, 2009

OFC is pleased to announce important ticketing information ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™.

Oceania residents who wish to experience FIFA's showcase event first hand will be able to in the following three ways:

1. By registering interest to purchase ticket only packages for all New Zealand matches through New Zealand Football (this is for New Zealand citizens or residents only)

2. OFC will offer residents across the Oceania region (including New Zealand) the ability to apply for a limited number of ticket only packages for all matches at the FIFA World Cup™ from the opening match to the final.

3. Finally, OFC in partnership with Stars Travel International (who will soon be appointed by MATCH Services as the official FIFA Tour Operator for OFC) will be offering exclusive travel packages to the Oceania region. These all-inclusive packages will include flights, match tickets, accommodation and transfers making it easy for supporters to plan their ultimate FIFA World Cup™ experience. This license gives Stars Travel International guaranteed access to tickets from FIFA. Only those operators appointed by MATCH Services and displaying the official logo are licensed to sell these authorized travel packages available for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™.

Fans are asked to register their interest at www.oceaniafootball.com/ticketing

General Secretary Tai Nicholas says OFC is delighted to be in a position to offer Oceania football fans packages that include ticket only options as well as travel packages for all matches.

"The magic that is the FIFA World Cup™ only comes around every four years and for the Oceania champions New Zealand it has been a 28-year wait. We know that thousands of fans across the region will be eager to follow the All Whites in South Africa while also catching some of the other footballing superpowers in action," says Nicholas.

Through oceaniafootball.com, OFC will keep fans informed of all the latest happenings around team news, ticketing updates plus travel and hospitality opportunities as the journey to South Africa draws closer.

The registration period starts today and will end at 10pm on Sunday 17 January. After registration on the OFC website, individuals will be sent more detailed information about applying for tickets and tour packages.

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