The tickets for the 2015 cricket World Cup, to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, will go on sale from February 14 next year and more than two third of them have been priced at $50 or less.
The organisers are expecting more than a million people to attend matches and more than a billion to watch on television.
“Children’s tickets are available for every match in the tournament including the final. All children’s tickets for the pools stage are $5. Prices for adults start from just $20, meaning that a family of four can attend this once in a generation event from just $50,” the ICC said in a statement.
“Tickets go on general sale from February 14 next year, but fans who want a chance to buy before then can register at www.cricketworldcup.com to have access to pre-sale. Travel packages for the tournament, which runs from February 14 to March 29, 2015, are on sale from Wednesday at www.icctravel.net.”
John Harnden, Chief Executive of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, said he wants as many people as possible to experience the event.
“Australia and New Zealand last hosted the tournament in 1992 and since then it has become one of the biggest sporting events in the world,” Mr. Harnden said.
The World Cup will feature 49 matches in 44 days across 14 host cities. The opening match of the tournament will be played in Christchurch and the final will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
“We expect high demand for tickets and we’re operating on a first come first served basis. Fans are encouraged to register early so they can get the seats they want,” Mr. Harnden said.