Doha, Qatar : Over 150,000 tickets have already been snapped up for the highly anticipated AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023.
Enthusiastic fans from across the continent rushed to secure the entire first batch of tickets offered by the Local Organizing Committee. And the good news is, more tickets are slated for release in the near future.
In a thrilling response, a whopping 81,209 tickets flew off the shelves within the first 24 hours of the tournament organizers announcing the commencement of ticket sales on October 10, 2023.
What's even more exciting is that ticket sales from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and India led the global charge in this spectacular rush.
With twenty-four teams from across Asia competing for the continent's most prestigious football competition, the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023 promises to be a thrilling spectacle, taking place in nine stadiums throughout Qatar between January 12 and February 10, 2024. This exciting event will comprise a total of 51 matches within a one-month timeframe.
Notably, this will be the third time that Qatar hosts the competition, having successfully organized it previously in 1988 and 2011.
The grand opening match, pitting hosts and defending champions Qatar against Lebanon, will be held at the iconic Lusail Stadium, boasting an impressive capacity of approximately 88,000 spectators. This venue, known for hosting the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final, will also set the stage for the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023's grand finale.
For eager fans, ticket prices for group stage matches start at just 25 Qatari Riyals and can be conveniently purchased online through the official ticketing website. What's more, spectators from outside Qatar can also acquire their tickets via the same user-friendly platform, with no mandatory Hayya requirement for stadium entry.
To ensure that everyone enjoys an unforgettable experience, all matches will feature accessible seating, making it easy for disabled fans to savor a barrier-free environment. This includes wheelchair-accessible seats as well as designated seating for individuals with limited mobility.
One of the exciting aspects of the tournament is Qatar's compact layout, which means the farthest distance between any two stadiums is just 75 kilometers. This unique advantage allows fans to attend more than one match per day, and visiting fans will have the convenience of staying in one venue throughout the tournament. They can effortlessly navigate between stadiums using the modern road infrastructure and rail network, making their experience all the more enjoyable.
In line with today's digital world, all tickets for the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023 will be digital, accessible as mobile tickets from any mobile device. Fans can conveniently download the tickets to their digital wallets, eliminating the need for constant internet connectivity within the stadium. This innovative approach ensures a seamless and eco-friendly experience, underscoring Qatar's commitment to delivering a sustainable tournament. Additionally, fans wishing to resell their tickets will have the opportunity to do so through the official ticket resale platform for the tournament.