Two ticketless Australian fans celebrate 'magically' acquiring tickets for their match against Germany at FIFA 2010 in South Africa
Monday, March 19, 2012
Received an email from UEFA over the weekend informing me that I have tickets for all of England's matches at Euro 2012.
It seems that every England fan who applied for tickets through the England Members club has been successful with their applications. With the exception of England v Ukraine (category two - 70 euro), I decided to apply for category 3 tickets for all of the matches that will or might involve the English national team. The thinking behind this was that there is such a huge price discrepancy between category 'threes' and 'twos' for matches in Poland and Ukraine that I couldn't really justify (or afford) to buy category two tickets anyway.
You certainly can't complain, in this day and age, about paying 30 euro to watch England v France in the European Championships. In the highly unlikely event of England getting to the final in Kyiv on July 1st, I will be guaranteed a final ticket for just 50 euro. Had I stated that I was willing to accept category two tickets for the final, I would need to pay 330 euro for the pleasure, and 500 euro for category one. Thankfully, I was wise enough this time to know if I told UEFA I was willing to accept a higher price category that was what they'd give me. You live and learn.
Meanwhile, I have also received the good news that I have media accreditation for Ukraine. So, hopefully, I will also get the opportunity to attend some matches in Lvov involving Denmark, Germany and Portugal.
Certainly, those of you who follow More Than a Game can now expect full coverage of this summer's tournament from on the ground in Ukraine....time to start getting the guide books out and start putting together an itinerary...