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It's good that we've got USA second up (as far as croud figures go anyway) because if we get hammered by Ukraine then there should be enough interest in 'Auckland casuals' seeing the US play to keep up the numbers, whereas v Myanmar not so. Just a theory.

"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..."

George Costanza
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Tournament boss sure it'll all be tickety-boo

Sold almost 200,000 tickets, wants to sell more than CWC did (for games hosted in NZ)

ConanTroutman
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I suppose I should get round to buying tickets to the Wellington games before they sell out then

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Tournament boss sure it'll all be tickety-boo

Sold almost 200,000 tickets, wants to sell more than CWC did (for games hosted in NZ)

That's not a bad effort considering the last World Cup held in Turkey had a total of 289,036 tickets sold

http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/archive/turkey2013...

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And the first game is already 75% sold.

Full stadium for the first game would be a massive boost for the tournament and NZF.

Does NZF get any form of financial kickback for hosting the tournament, or do all proceeds go to the FIFA coffers?

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MetalLegNZ wrote:

And the first game is already 75% sold.

Full stadium for the first game would be a massive boost for the tournament and NZF.

Does NZF get any form of financial kickback for hosting the tournament, or do all proceeds go to the FIFA coffers?

This is our kickback for Charlie Dempsey's past honourable services to Fifa.

"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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Tournament boss sure it'll all be tickety-boo

Sold almost 200,000 tickets, wants to sell more than CWC did (for games hosted in NZ)

That is a phenomenal number of tickets pre sold a couple of weeks out. Considering the cricket WC sold 320,000. I guess if the final has sold out and 75% of the opening game then that is around 50,000 tickets. So 48 other games have averaged out at around 5000.....which is possible considering the other NZ games have probably sold well to bump up the average.

Its hard to gauge if the public will really get in behind this tournament. A lot will depend on how NZ go. If there is a fairy tale story and they actually win their first game and the press get involved then I would imagine it could take off. I'm not sure if kiwis know how big a deal this is. Its way bigger than anything like the Commonwealth games. Media reports in France say that the global TV audience will be way bigger than the Rugby World cup. Bet the egg ball media won't pick up that story, LOL

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austin10 wrote:

Tournament boss sure it'll all be tickety-boo

Sold almost 200,000 tickets, wants to sell more than CWC did (for games hosted in NZ)

That is a phenomenal number of tickets pre sold a couple of weeks out. Considering the cricket WC sold 320,000. I guess if the final has sold out and 75% of the opening game then that is around 50,000 tickets. So 48 other games have averaged out at around 5000.....which is possible considering the other NZ games have probably sold well to bump up the average.

Its hard to gauge if the public will really get in behind this tournament. A lot will depend on how NZ go. If there is a fairy tale story and they actually win their first game and the press get involved then I would imagine it could take off. I'm not sure if kiwis know how big a deal this is. Its way bigger than anything like the Commonwealth games. Media reports in France say that the global TV audience will be way bigger than the Rugby World cup. Bet the egg ball media won't pick up that story, LOL

Don't tell anyone in the NZ government or Tourism NZ hoping the tournament will get massive viewing figures internationally and promote the country, but the figures will unfortunately be way down for this tournament.

FIFA are pretty crap with their tournament scheduling this year with the u-20 Men's World Cup in NZ on at the same time as the FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada and the Copa America in Chile (and the UEFA u-21 Finals early rounds):

FIFA Men's u-20 World Cup NZ: May 30 - June 20

FIFA Women's World Cup Canada: June 6 - July 5

Copa America Chile: June 11 - July 4

UEFA u-21 Championship, Czech Republic: June 17 - June 30

The Copa America has to be played at that time for CONMEBOL to keep European clubs happy (clubs would want their players for pre-season training and lucrative exhibition games in July). It's in the middle of the South American league seasons but the clubs there are willing to break for the tournament.

I question whether our u-20 World Cup had to be played in the first three weeks of June which is the worst time to schedule it for clashes with the other two major tournaments. Couldn't it have been played in July?

And I question the timing of the FIFA Women's World Cup which overlaps with two weeks of our FIFA u-20 World Cup in NZ.

The Football Ferns' three group games are all during the u-20 World Cup (7, 12, 16 June) with the Football Ferns' first group game vs. Netherlands (1pm June 7 NZT) on at the same time as the u-20 World Cup games in NZ: Germany v Honduras, Christchurch 2 pm 7 June and Uzekistan v Fiji, Whangarei 2 pm 7 June.

The group games in the Copa America in Chile are scheduled for June 12 - 22 (NZT) - 16 games of the 24 in the tournament with all except three of the sixteen played during our u-20 World Cup.

There are group games in the Copa America on the day of our u-20 World Cup quarter-finals, semis and final (and 3rd/ 4th play-off), some finishing just before our kick-offs with the time difference.

Internationally most TV viewers will opt to watch the Copa America and viewing figures for the u-20's in NZ and the Women's World Cup won't be great.

The UEFA u-21 Championship Finals in the Czech Republic have their first rounds coinciding with our u-20 semis, third/fourth match and Final (games on the same day - our semis and final will be on TV in the morning of UEFA u-21 match days in Europe involving Germany, Serbia, Denmark and the Czech Republic)

Edited by Big Pete 65 May 18, 2015 00:00

Big Pete 65, Christchurch

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Big Pete 65 wrote:

I question whether our u-20 World Cup had to be played in the first three weeks of June which is the worst time to schedule it for clashes with the other two major tournaments. Couldn't it have been played in July?

Some seasons in Europe start in July (well late July eg Scotland kicks off on 25th July this year) and the early rounds of the European competitions also start then, so you would get the same problem you mention for the Copa America in that clubs will be wanting their players back for pre-season training etc

While there are some that will watch the U20 & Womens world cup I think the audience for these is probably quite different with a lot opting for one or the other (especially in Europe) which is why I don't think FIFA are too worried about scheduling these competitions with an overlap

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I think you will find that despite other tournaments happening at the same time the U20 FIFA WC is a big draw card for global TV viewers. Especially in countries in the Americas.....Mexico, Argentina, Brazil etc. There appears to be no direct clash time wise with Copa America games.This tournament is seen as being very important, with many of the  stars of the future playing. I would not worry too much about TV numbers...they will be fine.

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I hope this isn't a dumb question but will we be able to buy tickets on the day at the stadium? I've just found out I may have to be in Wellington for work on the 2nd of June so if I have time, I will try and get to the two games but will depend how the day goes so would rather get the tickets on the day.
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I'm sure you can buy tickets on the day.  It would be ridiculous of them not to have them for sale on game day. 

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Just bought a bunch of tickets to 3 of the game days in Wellington online - selected "print at home",  got confirmation of my transaction being completed but didn't get any tickets emailed to me or pop up on the website.

Fudgeing ticketek.

But of course they have taken the money off my credit card already.

Edited by ConanTroutman May 23, 2015 12:48

People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis. You can't trust people.

ConanTroutman
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Just bought a bunch of tickets to 3 of the game days in Wellington online - selected "print at home",  got confirmation of my transaction being completed but didn't get any tickets emailed to me or pop up on the website.

Fudgeing ticketek.

But of course they have taken the money off my credit card already.

and they just came through, although that's only because the customer service people resent them manually
Edited by ConanTroutman May 23, 2015 13:19

People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis. You can't trust people.

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PAX is over 10k for the NZ v Myanmar gameday already, and about 5-6k for the round of 16 and quarterfinal in Wellington. That seems like a pretty decent effort so far.

People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis. You can't trust people.

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Went to buy tickets this morning, getting this queuing page on Firefox and IE but Chrome gets in straight away.

[Edit: countdown timer hit 0 and then went back up to 2000. Guess non Chrome users are not allowed to attend]

[Edit2: Not working in Chrome now either!]

Edited by RR May 26, 2015 12:23
newDwerdnA
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I got that too, but i just cut the /busy.htm piece out of the address bar and it loaded perfectly.

whatever
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austin10 wrote:

Tournament boss sure it'll all be tickety-boo

Sold almost 200,000 tickets, wants to sell more than CWC did (for games hosted in NZ)

That is a phenomenal number of tickets pre sold a couple of weeks out. Considering the cricket WC sold 320,000. I guess if the final has sold out and 75% of the opening game then that is around 50,000 tickets. So 48 other games have averaged out at around 5000.....which is possible considering the other NZ games have probably sold well to bump up the average.

Its hard to gauge if the public will really get in behind this tournament. A lot will depend on how NZ go. If there is a fairy tale story and they actually win their first game and the press get involved then I would imagine it could take off. I'm not sure if kiwis know how big a deal this is. Its way bigger than anything like the Commonwealth games. Media reports in France say that the global TV audience will be way bigger than the Rugby World cup. Bet the egg ball media won't pick up that story, LOL

Last year the World Under 20 Rugby Tournament was held in NZ with crap crouds and played  on muddy fields. For the 2011 Rugby World Cup they claimed to have 4 Billion TV viewers over the tournament.

I wrote to NZ Rugby asking them how they could come up with such a figure  when it is such a minor sport in World terms. I  pointed out to them that if their claim was correct then they would be receiving several billion dollar TV rights which of course they didn't. They came back saying it was legally correct whatever that may mean. Then the clowns claimed that the Rugby World Cup was the World's third biggest tournament. The Rugby media lapped it up and quoted these ridiculous claims as fact.

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Some tickets for final still available - just picked up 2 tickets (uncovered, covered sold out).

No PAX "sad face thing".

He dribbles a lot and the opposition dont like it - you can see it all over their faces. (Ron Atkinson)
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/football/nz-teams/688...

Slow ticket sales. They have sold 200 000 that's not slow. expectation is pretty high from this guy

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