RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The first 228,000 match tickets for this year’s Copa America in Brazil went on sale on Thursday.
The cost to see a game at the tournament, which runs June 14-July 7, ranges from 60 and 890 Brazilian reals ($16 to $240), with more than 770,000 tickets set to go on sale later this year.
Director of operations Agberto Guimaraes said earlier that the organizing committee expects high attendance, considering the nearly full stadia in Brazil during the 2014 World Cup. But he doesn’t rule out slow sales seeing as Brazil has been mired in an economic crisis since 2015. And some fans on Thursday complained of difficulties to register online to purchase the tickets.
“We have a great product in our hands, we have great teams playing at this event, some of the best players in the world are taking part of this event,” Guimaraes said….