More than 4.5 million tickets have been requested for the UEFA Euro 2020 football tournament during the first week of sales.
The pan-European competition has seen the most ticket requests come from England, Germany, Russia, Hungary, the Netherlands and Denmark.
The first sales phase has only 1.5 million tickets available with tickets offered in three price categories, with the host cities allocated to two pricing clusters.
The first cluster includes Amsterdam, Bilbao, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome and St Petersburg. Prices for tickets to cities in Cluster A are spread out at €50 (£44/$57), €125 and €185.
Cluster B includes Baku, Bucharest and Budapest, in which tickets are priced at €30, €75 and €125.
The sales window, which runs from June 12 to July 12, has adopted the slogan “Live it. For real,” as a method to encourage football fans to experience matches live at the stadiums.
If the number of applications exceeds available tickets, a random ballot conducted at the end of July 2019 will allot tickets. Fans will know the outcome of their applications by mid-August at the latest.
More than 300,000 ticket applications had been received within the first hour of the sales window opening on June 12.
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