The Ticket Factory has won the contract to manage ticketing for the first ever Cerebral Palsy Football World Championships hosted in England.
Backed by the Football Association the event takes place at St George’s Park from 16 - 28 June 2015, and will be the main qualification tournament for the 2016 Paralympics Games in Rio.
The Ticket Factory was selected from a shortlist of three due to its software functionality and approach to handling specific issues around accessibility for those buying tickets and attending the event.
Stuart Cain, Managing Director for The Ticket Factory said: “This is a great opportunity to promote elite Paralympic sport and the FA recognised our understanding of ticketing in general as well as the needs of a specific audience. We tried to look at ticketing from the fan’s perspective and built the system accordingly – rather than taking the traditional approach of looking at how the rights holder or venue wanted to sell the tickets and making the buyer suffer accordingly. An approach that has helped us win business with other sports governing bodies recently, including the Lawn Tennis Association.”
Jeff Davis, Tournament Director said: “We are really pleased to have partnered with The Ticket Factory for the Cerebral Palsy Football World Championships. It will be the first time St. George’s Park has hosted an about international football tournament, with all 48 games taking place at the site and open to spectators. It was important that we had a ticketing provider with the expertise of large scale events who shared our passion for delivering the biggest disability football event ever in the UK and attracting large numbers of football fans to the tournament.”
Tickets for the Cerebral Palsy Football World Championships 2015, are on sale now priced at £5 for adults and £2.50 concessions (further reductions available for group and same day ticket bundle purchases).
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