FIFA under 17 opening game to cost $20 in Lagos

NIGERIA – FOOTBALL fans, who want to watch the opening match of the Nigeria 2009 FIFA Under-17 World Cup featuring the Golden Eaglets and Germany, will have to pay N3, 000 to enter the National Stadium, Abuja, venue of the game.


Organisers of the championship yesterday announced the availability of tickets for all the games of the Nigeria 2009 cadet competition, with the prices ranging from N300 (about $2) to N10, 500 ($70).

For the opening match between hosts Nigeria and Germany, a fan is expected to pay N3, 000 (about $20). That is also the price for a ticket for knockout stages of the competition, leading all the way to the grand finale on November 15 at the Abuja National Stadium.


The most expensive corporate tickets will go for N10, 500 at the venues of Lagos, where Brazil will play, Calabar and Kaduna.


Lagos will also stage the two semi-finals of the championship.

Besides being the host of the biannual tournament, Nigeria is also the defending champion, having won the competition two years ago in South Korea courtesy of a penalty shootout win over Spain in the final.


The tournament will be played in Abuja, Bauchi, Calabar, Enugu, Ijebu-Ode, Kaduna, Kano and Lagos from 24 October to 15 November 2009.



source – the guardian

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