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I imagine the stadiums won't be all that full? 

Mine are all together thankfully. 

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Yeah doubt it will be.

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Tegal wrote:

I imagine the stadiums won't be all that full? 

Mine are all together thankfully. 

They announced that 100,000 tickets have been sold Thursday last week, five weeks out from the tournament.

52 games = about 2000 per game on average (of course, bigger numbers for the later rounds and the Final)

I'm betting they'll sell at least another 200,000 before the tournament.

Most people leave it late to buy tickets or will just buy them on match day.

Some idea of potential crouds can be got from figures for the 1999 u-17 tournament - and then add a lot more because it'll be a more popular tournament at u-20 level, plus football has grown in NZ since 1999 and only four cities hosted games in 1999. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999_FIFA_U-17_World_...

Based on those stats, I think one or two of NZ's group games could sell out this time (if they pulled 14,103 to a game at u-17 level)

The 1999 tournament sold 216,853 tickets in total. There were only 32 games (52 this time). You'd expect a lot more spectators this time around. I'm guessing maybe twice as many?

Biggest crouds for group games 1999: 

Auckland: 14,103

Napier: 5200

Christchurch: 6500

Dunedin: 5173

There were no round of 16 games

Quarter-finals: biggest croud: 7483 (Auckland)

Semis: 12,451 in Auckland

Third/ fourth play-off: 15,675

Final: 22,859

Big Pete 65, Christchurch

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Grabone offering $19 tickets for Category C. So I try grab a couple and this happens... 

No thanks.

Edited by Smoodiver May 08, 2015 22:12
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They were selling $10 tickets at Otago Uni yesterday.

You know we belong together...

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Well if they play more ads on free to air TV then yeah they'll get more people to the games. 

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Wgtn venue packs arrived a couole of weeks ago; rang Ticketek around the 21st, as I thought they should have been sent on 1st. Was told they'd gone in post the day before, and they showed up just before ANZAC weekend


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Grabone offering $19 tickets for Category C. So I try grab a couple and this happens... 

No thanks.

The Grab One promo is just to promote the tournament to people who might not otherwise know about it.

The prices advertised on Grab One are exactly the same as the prices from Ticketek (who handle the bookings - but ALL online bookings from Ticketek or Grab One are done on the FIFA website. (Your screenshot above is the FIFA ticketing website you were redirected to from Grab One)

Try going directly to the FIFA website to buy your tickets at the same price as the Grab One website :

http://tickets.fifanz2015.com/individual-matches/

If you have any problems just phone Ticketek at 0800 TICKETEK and book on the phone.

I booked all my tickets on the phone because I'm going with a friend in a wheelchair and we couldn't book online.

Big Pete 65, Christchurch

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The NZ vs USA game at North Harbour seems a little overpriced (haven't checked prices for other games but assume they are similar) - they should at least change some of the Cat A seating into Cat B.. Cat A which is pretty much everywhere in the stadium that isn't shark is $40.  I'm willing to pay it but the friends I've asked so far were somewhat keen until I mentioned the $40 price. It seems silly to charge $40 for non shark seats when It's a weeknight game and I'm guessing most of the stadium will be empty. Jesus, even my friend who I dragged along to almost every Kingz/Knights game wasn't keen at paying $40.

I don't know what it's like in other parts of the country but I've seen ZERO advertising in Auckland so far, and not heard a single person mention the games (admittedly not many of my friends like football)..

My prediction is the crouds will actually be much worse than the U17's, which actually had quite a lot of build up and media coverage.

Edited by siac May 11, 2015 23:40
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That U17 Womans World Cup was excellent. Some of the football being played  was massively skillfull and better than EPL imho.

164 games  164 games

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Lonegunmen wrote:

That U17 Womans World Cup was excellent. Some of the football being played  was massively skillfull and better than EPL imho.

#QPRfan

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Lonegunmen wrote:

That U17 Womans World Cup was excellent. Some of the football being played  was massively skillfull and better than EPL imho.

I actually meant the u17 mens in 1999. Wow...I only just realized how old I am, that was 16 years ago... where the hell did that time go.

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siac wrote:

The NZ vs USA game at North Harbour seems a little overpriced (haven't checked prices for other games but assume they are similar) - they should at least change some of the Cat A seating into Cat B.. Cat A which is pretty much everywhere in the stadium that isn't shark is $40.  I'm willing to pay it but the friends I've asked so far were somewhat keen until I mentioned the $40 price. It seems silly to charge $40 for non shark seats when It's a weeknight game and I'm guessing most of the stadium will be empty. Jesus, even my friend who I dragged along to almost every Kingz/Knights game wasn't keen at paying $40.

I don't know what it's like in other parts of the country but I've seen ZERO advertising in Auckland so far, and not heard a single person mention the games (admittedly not many of my friends like football)..

My prediction is the crouds will actually be much worse than the U17's, which actually had quite a lot of build up and media coverage.

If NZ vs. USA in 1999 at u-17 level attracted 14,103 spectators in Auckland, I'm banking on more than that at u-20 level.

There's been daily TV ads on both free-to-air and Sky channels for some weeks now.

Here in Christchurch, ads for the tournament are all over the buses and I've seen a few billboards.

Regular ads in the Press newspaper too.

Prince Harry is taking part in a promotion in Auckland on Saturday:

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm...

 Saturday May 16:

Join footballers at a FIFA Under-20 event at the Cloud on Auckland's waterfront before heading to the Millennium Institute of Sport. Fly out later that evening.

"On the last day of his trip the Prince will join footballers at a Fifa U-20 World Cup promotion in Auckland.

Dave Beeche, who heads the U-20s organising committee, said Prince Harry's involvement shortly before the tournament kicks off would be a big boost to promotion efforts.

A mini-field and stands would be set-up in The Cloud, and there would be plenty of "screaming kids and fans" to watch the Prince play "keepy-uppy" and five-a-side football.

Prince Harry will captain one team, and a player from New Zealand's Under 20 football team the other. Mr Beeche said how exactly the public would be involved was still being sorted through."

Re: Ticket prices. Consider that ticket prices at the last u-20 World Cup in Turkey for cat. A group games were 39 TL (20 NZD)

http://www.tff.org/default.aspx?pageID=471&ftxtID=...

However compare income in Turkey and NZ:  

In Turkey the average monthly wage is 767 NZD (9204 NZD per annum) and the minimum legal monthly wage is only 452 NZD (in effect 2 NZD an hour relative to hours worked): it would take a Turk on the minimum legal wage ten hours to save the money for a ticket.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_European_coun...

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/minimum-wage-of-1...

NZ average wage = 991 NZD weekly or  26.78 NZD hourly

Minimum legal wage = 14.75 NZD hourly

http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/income-a...

So a minimum wage earner in NZ would take about 2.66 hours to save the cost of a 40 NZD Cat. A ticket

In Turkey it took him/ her 10 hours to save for the equivalent ticket.

Someone on the average wage in NZ would take 1 and a 1/2 hours to save for a ticket

In Turkey many more...

So we've got it pretty good really compared to punters in Turkey for the last u-20's.

Big Pete 65, Christchurch

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Glad to hear there is some advertising then! I'm still not optimistic of a big croud to the USA game though, considering it's Tuesday night in June at a stadium that isn't easy to reach for most. I'd be surprised if it passed the figure for the 1999 u17 game.

I'll be there, so can everyone please save the hate about Aucklander's not being able to handle a bit of cold from me please!

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Big Pete 65 wrote:

siac wrote:

The NZ vs USA game at North Harbour seems a little overpriced (haven't checked prices for other games but assume they are similar) - they should at least change some of the Cat A seating into Cat B.. Cat A which is pretty much everywhere in the stadium that isn't shark is $40.  I'm willing to pay it but the friends I've asked so far were somewhat keen until I mentioned the $40 price. It seems silly to charge $40 for non shark seats when It's a weeknight game and I'm guessing most of the stadium will be empty. Jesus, even my friend who I dragged along to almost every Kingz/Knights game wasn't keen at paying $40.

I don't know what it's like in other parts of the country but I've seen ZERO advertising in Auckland so far, and not heard a single person mention the games (admittedly not many of my friends like football)..

My prediction is the crouds will actually be much worse than the U17's, which actually had quite a lot of build up and media coverage.

If NZ vs. USA in 1999 at u-17 level attracted 14,103 spectators in Auckland, I'm banking on more than that at u-20 level.

There's been daily TV ads on both free-to-air and Sky channels for some weeks now.

Here in Christchurch, ads for the tournament are all over the buses and I've seen a few billboards.

Regular ads in the Press newspaper too.

Prince Harry is taking part in a promotion in Auckland on Saturday:

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm...

 Saturday May 16:

Join footballers at a FIFA Under-20 event at the Cloud on Auckland's waterfront before heading to the Millennium Institute of Sport. Fly out later that evening.

"On the last day of his trip the Prince will join footballers at a Fifa U-20 World Cup promotion in Auckland.

Dave Beeche, who heads the U-20s organising committee, said Prince Harry's involvement shortly before the tournament kicks off would be a big boost to promotion efforts.

A mini-field and stands would be set-up in The Cloud, and there would be plenty of "screaming kids and fans" to watch the Prince play "keepy-uppy" and five-a-side football.

Prince Harry will captain one team, and a player from New Zealand's Under 20 football team the other. Mr Beeche said how exactly the public would be involved was still being sorted through."

Re: Ticket prices. Consider that ticket prices at the last u-20 World Cup in Turkey for cat. A group games were 39 TL (20 NZD)

http://www.tff.org/default.aspx?pageID=471&ftxtID=...

However compare income in Turkey and NZ:  

In Turkey the average monthly wage is 767 NZD (9204 NZD per annum) and the minimum legal monthly wage is only 452 NZD (in effect 2 NZD an hour relative to hours worked): it would take a Turk on the minimum legal wage ten hours to save the money for a ticket.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_European_coun...

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/minimum-wage-of-1...

NZ average wage = 991 NZD weekly or  26.78 NZD hourly

Minimum legal wage = 14.75 NZD hourly

http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/income-a...

So a minimum wage earner in NZ would take about 2.66 hours to save the cost of a 40 NZD Cat. A ticket

In Turkey it took him/ her 10 hours to save for the equivalent ticket.

Someone on the average wage in NZ would take 1 and a 1/2 hours to save for a ticket

In Turkey many more...

So we've got it pretty good really compared to punters in Turkey for the last u-20's.

I'm sure if we were a football-loving country tickets would be much more expensive.

You know we belong together...

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3/4 of Nth Harbour now sold for first game NZ v Ukraine = 18,000 plus.

Edit: new seating both ends (paid for I believe by Fifa) has extended seating cap to 25,000.

Edited by Jerzy Merino May 15, 2015 12:59

"At the end of the drive the lawmen arrive...

I'll take my chance because luck is on my side or something...

Her name is Rio, she don't need to understand...

Oh Rio, Rio, hear them shout across the land..."

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Reckon that's a pretty decent effort.

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impressive. 

Allegedly

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Jerzy Merino wrote:

3/4 of Nth Harbour now sold for first game NZ v Ukraine = 18,000 plus.

Edit: new seating both ends (paid for I believe by Fifa) has extended seating cap to 25,000.

3/4 sold two weeks out means you'd think it should be a sell-out by match day.

Of course I hope NZ wins this one - but I will be also hoping Ukraine does well in the tournament considering the situation in their country...

Really fortunate that Russia didn't qualify, to avoid major political complications.

Big Pete 65, Christchurch

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Big Pete 65 wrote:

3/4 sold two weeks out means you'd think it should be a sell-out by match day.

Looks like I was wrong then... happily so.

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