Jordaan disappointed by ticket strategy

09:01, June 23, 2010      

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World Cup chief executive Danny Jordaan admitted on Tuesday that more grassroots South African fans should have been able to access tickets.

Empty seats have been one of the main talking points of the tournament and Jordaan conceded that a better strategy for local distribution might have been preferable.

Organisers only started selling direct to the public late in the day after fears there would be too many no-shows and that local fans were being priced out of the market.

"We should have introduced over-the-counter sales earlier," Jordaan told a press conference aired live on South African radio. "Moving towards Brazil (in 2014) FIFA will have to take that into account, that in developing countries people do not have access to the internet in the same way they do in developed countries. But I should point out that 50% of tickets were still sold to South Africans."

Source:Xinhua

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