LONDON 2012: Olympic football tickets set on go back on sale
LONDON 2012 organisers are confident this week's draw will see high demand for Olympic football tickets when they go back on sale tomorrow.
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Tickets are up for grabs for all but five matches - Great Britain men v Uruguay at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, the men's quarter and semi-final at Wembley and both finals, also at Wembley.
Organisers will make the 1.4 million remaining tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis from 11am on April 30th until 11pm on May 6th.
And after well-publicised issues with previous sales, their ticketing partner Ticketmaster claim their system will be able to cope with selling 250,000 tickets per hour.
Great Britain's opening matches - Hope Powell's women play New Zealand in the first competitive action of the entire Games in Cardiff on Wednesday July 25th and Stuart Pearce's side take on Senegal at Old Trafford one day later - are still available.
Organisers Locog have also confirmed that buying a football ticket during this sale will not impact eligibility for future ticket sales.
Almost 20,000 who have been unsuccessful in buying any seats in previous ticketing windows, will still get the first chance when the one million non-football tickets go on sale even if they buy a football ticket.
"Now that the draw has taken place, we are delighted to put the remaining tickets on sale to see some of the world's most exciting young footballers in the Olympic Games," said London 2012 commercial director Chris Townsend.
"This is a great opportunity for people across the UK to be part of the Games, and see great matches at great prices."
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