UEFA Receive Record Number of Euro ’12 Ticket Applicants

April 4, 2011

According to European soccer’s governing body UEFA, the 2012 European Championships co-hosted in Poland and Ukraine has received more than 12 million ticket applications, a new record figure.

The initial application deadline for fans worldwide has passed, with a total of 12,149,425 ticket requests made, surpassing the previous record for the tournament, when 10.4 million people applied for tickets to the Euro 2008 championships in Austria and Switzerland.

More than 550,000 tickets are available to the general public for next years competition, and UEFA will stage a lottery from April 19-22 to determine the ticket recipients. 

This year fans were limited to applying for a maximum of four tickets each at UEFA’s official website with the body confirming that almost 88 per cent of ticket applicants were from Poland and Ukraine, and overall ticket sales are expected to generate Eur100m (US$142m).