You can soon book your spot at Asian football's showpiece tournament
The UAE is ready to welcome the AFC Asian Cup next year and you can buy tickets from next week for the footballing extravaganza which kicks off in January 2019.
The tournament will see a record 24 Asian nations contest 51 matches over 28 days, with stadiums in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai and Sharjah hosting what promises to be captivating action on the pitch.
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and members of the UAE’s Local Organising Committee have now confirmed tickets for the tournament will go on sale on Monday July 30th 2018.
In the build-up to one of the most eagerly-anticipated spectacles for football fans around the continent, AFC General Secretary Dato’ Windsor John joined HE Aref Hamed Al Awani, AFC Asian Cup 2019 UAE Tournament Director of the Local Organising Committee, in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, where they presented a giant replica ticket to showcase the biggest sporting event ever hosted in the UAE.
The LOC officials were in Kuala Lumpur to update the AFC on preparations and operational readiness for the tournament, including upgrades and refurbishments to all eight stadium venues involved, as the UAE gets set to welcome fans from across Asia and the rest of the world from January 5 to February 1, 2019.
Ticket prices vary and are dependent on the stage of the tournament, as well as categories of seating.
Group Stage offerings range between Dh25-75 and quarter-final tickets are available from Dh50-150. Semi-final tickets can be purchased between Dh50-150, and for the final, Dh75 to Dh300.
AFC General Secretary Dato’ Windsor John said: “The UAE has a proven track record of delivering world-class sporting events at the highest level and we have been impressed with the progress made by the UAE Local Organising Committee as we enter the final preparations for the tournament.
“The AFC, along with the LOC are fully committed to provide the ultimate stage for showcasing the undeniable talent in Asia. I am confident that by “Bringing Asia Together”, our teams, players and ultimately our passionate fans will enjoy the tournament of a lifetime.”
His Excellency Aref Hamed Al Awani, Tournament Director of the Local Organising Committee, added: “The general public ticket sales launch is an important milestone in the ongoing preparations for what is expected to be an exceptional and impressive tournament in 2019.”
He continued: “The Higher Committee of the LOC is committed to providing affordable tickets to ensure accessibility for all fans, full capacity match attendance across all stadiums and to unite diverse communities.”
What: AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019
Where: Stadiums in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai and Sharjah
When: January 5 to February 1, 2019