FIFA working on solution for Women’s World Cup ticketing issue

first_img Associated Press LausanneMay 22, 2019UPDATED: May 22, 2019 11:57 IST FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)HIGHLIGHTSFIFA and the Local Organizing Committee are working towards finding the best solution for all fansFIFA and the Local Organizing Committee are also trying to ensure that families get seats together in all matchesThe situation could cause a problem before the games when fans try to swap seatsResponding to criticism after some fans buying tickets for the Women’s World Cup were not given seats together, FIFA said it was working toward a solution with the local organizing committee in France.Tickets were made available for printing Monday and ticket holders learned their seats were sometimes split up in separate rows and different sections even couples and families with children were separated. The backlash on social media was swift.On Tuesday, FIFA posted a statement to its website explaining that high demand for some matches, including the semifinal and final in Lyon, meant only single seats were available. FIFA also said that it estimates only a small number of fans are affected.The previous tweets regarding FIFA Women’s World Cup tickets allocation were published without a full understanding of the situation and we apologise for that. The issues were faced by less than 1% of fans requesting tickets for the semi finals and the final.FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) May 21, 2019FIFA and the Local Organising Committee are confident the problems will be solved and the fans will be able to enjoy the matches as they envisaged.FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) May 21, 2019″FIFA and the Local Organizing Committee are continuing to work towards finding the best solution for all fans attending the FIFA Women’s World Cup and, in particular, are doing everything they can to ensure that families will always be seated together at each and every match,” the statement said, referencing a phone number and email for inquiries.advertisementThe tournament starts June 7 and runs through July 7. The situation could cause problems in the stadiums before games, when fans may try to swap seats to sit next to friends or family members.FIFA’s website included a disclaimer that the local organizing committee has assigned the French firm APS2 to handle online ticket sales. AP2S did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.Also Read | Tanvie Hans slowly and steadily reaching her football dreamAlso Read | Women’s Football World Cup ticket buyers blame FIFA for allocating non-adjacent seatsAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Women’s World CupFollow FIFAFollow LyonFollow Local Organizing Committee FIFA working on solution for Women’s World Cup ticketing issueFIFA posted a statement, after a backlash on social media regarding the World Cup ticketing issue, saying that not many fans were affected by this. They also said for finals and semi-finals in Lyon, only single seats are available as seats for these matches are in high demand.advertisement Nextlast_img