The euphoria for the upcoming Euro 2024 is not limited to Slovenia: UEFA received 20 million applications in the first phase of ticket sales!
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Slovenia is in the throes of a football fever ahead of the last qualifying round for the upcoming European Championship. Not only was Stožice sold out 33 days before the Kazakhstan game, but there is also a lot of interest among fans to watch the Denmark game, which will take place three days earlier. To this end Football Association of Slovenia has agreed with the Danish umbrella organisation to release some additional tickets for Slovenian fans and to extend the deadline for purchasing them.
But the football euphoria has not only spread to the countries on the sunny side of the Alps, but also to many European powers. The European Football Association (UEFA) has announced that it has received more than 20 million applications for the first 1.2 million tickets for the Euro 2024 matches in Germany that will go on sale.
As explained by the umbrella organisation of European football, 65% of applications came from Germany, followed by England, France, Spain and Austria. The most popular matches are those of the German national team – 14. 19. June in Stuttgart and 23. June in Frankfurt – and the final showdown on 14. July in Berlin. The first phase of sales lasted until 26 October and will continue with an additional one million tickets after the group stage draw on 2 December, to be sold in close cooperation with the national federations to the fans of the ranked teams.
Most interest in the final and opening match
“For the Berlin final, 2,295,665 applications for tickets have been received, 33 times the stadium’s capacity,” UEFA said.
For the opening match, 1,408,000 ticket applications have been received, which is around 21 times more than the capacity of the Allianz Arena in Munich, which will host the opening encounter. Due to the high demand, the European Football Federation will use a lottery to determine the winners of the tickets.
UEFA would like to notify those who have been successful in the ticket draw by 14 November at the latest. On average, fans have applied for 13 tickets each, but can get a maximum of four. The cheapest ticket costs €30 and there are 270 thousand of them, while there are one million tickets that cost €60 or less.
This text was automatically translated using AI.