September 15, 2017 – FIFA announced the opening of the first ticket sales phase for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Starting on Thursday, September 14, football fans across the globe will have a chance to submit their ticket applications in hopes of snagging a seat at the highly anticipated summer tournament. As the Official Payment Services Partner of FIFA, Visa will kick off the Road to Russia for all of its account holders who will be able to purchase tickets on FIFA.com/tickets for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
During the first sales phase, which runs from September 14 through October 12, fans can submit applications for tickets that will be randomly selected through November. Tickets available for this phase include individual match tickets, venue-specific ticket series and team-specific ticket series.
Following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final Draw on December 1, the second ticketing phase will commence on December 5. This phase will utilize the same random selection from the first phase, and phase two will remain open until January 31, 2018. Additionally, a first-come, first-serve period for tickets will begin in March 2018, which will allow fans to make travel plans in the final months leading up to the tournament.
As the Official Payment Services Partner of FIFA, Visa is thrilled to celebrate the spirit of football and is looking forward to showcasing the future of digital payments with fans from all over the globe. Visa is constantly developing new payment technologies in pursuit of creating the ultimate fan experience—and making purchases at FIFA events easier than ever before. At the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, Visa enhanced payment experiences through upgraded point-of-sale terminals, mobile concessionaires and introduced an NFC-enabled payment wearable.
Visa can’t wait to bring football fans the best in payments, so get your tickets now on FIFA.com/tickets. For additional information on Visa’s sponsorship of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, visit www.visa.com or follow @Visa on Twitter.