Thursday, February 02, 2006

The World Cup finds more tickets

In news that might give hope to fans who got nothing in the World Cup ticket allocation, officials have announced the discovery of 140,000 more tickets for Germany.

The increase in number is due to the finalizing of seating chats as well as the release of seats with obscured views. It seems all of these tickets are going to the various federations sending teams to the Cup.

But before you get overly excited, only some of the 12 World Cup stadiums have seen their seating capacity increase. I have not been able to find the names of the stadiums in question, but a lot of talk has focused on England and Holland getting more tickets. If this holds any water, then it might be good news for US fans as England plays in Nuremberg, which is the site of the US-Ghana match. Still, that was the game most likely to have tickets available, so nothing that exciting.

With any luck, a few more seats will be discovered in Gelsenkirchen and Kaiserslautern and maybe US Soccer can clear people from their 'wait list.'


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