Kuala Lumpur, Oct 11: The AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ has opened its ticket sales, inviting football enthusiasts worldwide to be a part of this spectacular continental celebration.
From January 12 to February 10, 2024, the spotlight will once again shine on Qatar, following the impressive performance of Asian teams at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
Fans can now secure their seats for any of the 51 thrilling matches that will unfold in Qatar, including the opening and final showdowns at the magnificent Lusail Stadium, an 88,000-seat venue that hosted the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ final.
Ticket prices start as low as QAR 25 (approximately USD 6.8), ensuring accessibility for millions of passionate Asian football fans.
Tickets can be conveniently purchased online at the-AFC.com. Traveling fans, with more than half of the world’s population within a five-hour radius of Qatar, can also acquire tickets through the same website.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) General Secretary, Datuk Seri Windsor John, expressed Qatar’s prominence in the sporting world and the AFC’s commitment to delivering a world-class competition. The launch of ticket sales signifies a significant milestone in their mission to engage an even larger fanbase.
Jassim Al Jassim, CEO of the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ Local Organizing Committee, anticipates a massive interest in the tournament, where Asia’s finest players will vie for glory.
Nine state-of-the-art stadiums will host exhilarating contests featuring the top 24 teams from the continent, spread across six groups.
Seven of these venues were previously part of the Qatar 2022 tournament, including Lusail, Al Bayt, Khalifa International, Al Janoub, Ahmad bin Ali, Al Thumama, and Education City stadiums.
Additionally, two new stadiums, Jassim Hamad and Abdulla Khalifa, have joined the list of host facilities.
Fans can purchase up to six tickets per match, subject to availability, and have the flexibility to follow their favorite team from the Group Stage into the Knockout round.
Accessible seating will be available for disabled fans, including wheelchair-accessible seating and seats for individuals with limited mobility.
During this sales period, tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, with real-time processing and availability subject to demand.
The AFC and LOC recommend that fans secure their desired tickets promptly, as they may sell out rapidly.
Qatar’s distinction as the host for the third time underscores its historical significance, having previously hosted the tournament in 1988 and 2011.
Qatar, the reigning Asian champions, is placed in Group A alongside China PR, Tajikistan, and Lebanon.
The tournament’s 24-team field is divided into six groups:
- Group B: Australia, Uzbekistan, Syria, and India
- Group C: Islamic Republic of Iran, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, China, and Palestine
- Group D: Japan, Indonesia, Iraq, and Vietnam
- Group E: Korea Republic, Malaysia, Jordan, and Bahrain
- Group F: Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Kyrgyz Republic, and Oman
Qatar’s compact layout and efficient connectivity mean that the farthest distance between any two stadiums is just 75km, allowing fans to attend multiple matches per day.
Visitors can stay in one location throughout the tournament and easily travel between stadiums via modern road infrastructure and a rail network.
Digital tickets can be downloaded to fans’ digital wallets, eliminating the need for constant internet connectivity when presenting tickets at the stadium.
This eco-friendly approach aligns with Qatar’s commitment to hosting a sustainable tournament. For fans wishing to resell their tickets, an official ticket resale platform will be available.
Traveling fans can also explore extensive hospitality options offered by MATCH Hospitality Asia, the exclusive provider of the commercial hospitality program for the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™.
This program will enhance fans’ experiences with top-notch services throughout the tournament. MATCH Accommodation Asia will provide ticket and accommodation packages for fans looking for an integrated travel solution.
For any inquiries, fans can contact the tournament’s ticketing team via their official email (email@example.com) or through the tournament’s social media channels: @Qatar2023.
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