FIFA have announced their ticket prices for the Confederations Cup in Russia this summer and added a “obese persons” category in their special access tickets.
Fans who want more space to cheer on their country can purchase ‘obese tickets’ for the same price as standard seats, but will be wider, more comfortable and located in an area of the stadium that is easy to access.
According to FIFA, these so called Special Access Tickets (SATs) will be offered in four types:
– “Wheelchair User”, for wheelchair users;
– “Easy Access Standard”, for disabled people, people with limited mobility and people with other medical conditions;
– “Easy Access Amenity”, for people with guide dogs or people with a medical condition with assistance dogs and people that need additional leg space due to limited mobility;
– “Obese Persons” (Easy Access Extra-Width seats), for people with a BMI that is equal to or exceeds 35 kg/m2.
The location of the available seats for SAT customers varies from Stadium to Stadium.
Customers who apply for and purchase Special Access Tickets are required to provide proof of eligibility documents as part of the Ticket Application process. In Russia, acceptable proofs of eligibility include a certificate of degree of disability and a medical certificate. For Obese Person Tickets, presentation of a signed doctor’s note stating the person’s BMI will be required. The minimum BMI in order to require and therefore be eligible for an Obese Person Ticket is 35 kg/m2.
Unlike the other category of special access tickets, tickets for the type “Obese People” will not have the right to receive a complimentary ticket for a companion.
The participating countries in the tournament are: Russia (host country), Australia (AFC Asian Cup winners), Cameroon (AFCON winners), Chile (CONMEBOL Copa America winners), Germany (2014 World Cup winners), Mexico (CONCACAF Gold Cup winners), New Zealand (OFC Nations Cup winners), and Portugal (UEFA Euro winners).
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The tournament runs from June 17 to July 2. During the Visa pre-sale period, 48,504 tickets were sold. In total, 695,000 tickets are available for purchase. Fans can purchase up to six tickets per match, up to a maximum of ten matches. The current sales phase “first come first served” ends April 5.