Organisers slash ticket prices

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The LOC had pegged the initial rates at USD10 (R65) per game for the lowest priced tickets, but after meetings between government officials and the LOC, the fans will now pay USD8 (R52) for double-header group games (working out to around R26 per match, some 60% less than original plans) and USD10 (R65) per game from the quarterfinals.

The LOC was forced to act after huge public outcry against the initial rates. In a country where the lowest priced tickets for the big games went for not more than USD5 (R32), critics said the rates would only price most fans out of the games, especially when Ghana was not playing.