South Africa: Free SWC tickets for workers

source: Sport24
2010-05-03 20:05

Johannesburg – Construction workers who built South Africa’s stadiums for the 2010 Soccer World Cup were on Monday given free tickets by the organisers to watch the games.

“Today we recognise your contribution,” organising committee chief, Danny Jordaan told workers at Soccer City stadium.

More than 200 workers who built Soccer City received two double tickets, including the June 11 opening match, to be played at the 95 000-seater venue.

“My office is just next to the stadium. I saw flood lights going up at night and the workers working long after sunset to make sure the stadium is complete,” said Jordaan.

The workers tickets are part of FIFA’s Ticket Fund initiative, aimed at distributing 120 000 complimentary tickets to [continue reading]

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