A Brief Intro….
The 2006 World Cup is taking place in GermanyGerman Flag between Friday, 9th June and Sunday 9th July. Over 3 million tickets are to be distributed for 56 games, to be held in 12 host cities, with hundreds of thousands of visiting fans expected to converge to join their German hosts watching the games from both within and outside the grounds.
The information on this website is intended to try to help improve the tournament experience for visiting fans, and has been compiled by the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) as part of our Fans’ Embassy service.
Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, the Nationwide Building Society – themselves an official partner of the England team – the FSF will be operating our Fans’ Embassy service in every city where the England team play this summer.
Our plans include:
A team of fans’ embassy volunteers operating from a liveried fans’ embassy vehicle in a prominent location in the city centre of every England venue
A new edition of our free England fanzine, Free Lions, for every game
A 24-hour telephone helpline service offering advice and information to supporters
Thanks to the support of our Communications Partner, T-Mobile, a free SMS text message update service
In addition to all the above, we will of course be constantly updating this website with the latest information to become available throughout the tournament.
The location of our fans’ embassy in each city will be publicised on this website as soon as it’s determined – see the first page of each city section for details.
Just about the only thing we can’t help you with is getting hold of a ticket. Official sales to the general public have been made by FIFA via their website at fifaworldcup.yahoo.com .
The specific England allocation is passed to the English FA for distribution, who sell tickets only to members of their englandfans+ ticketing structure. Membership of this organisation was however capped at 25,000 members, and no new applications for membership have been accepted since April of last year. The FA’s website is at www.thefa.com.
You’ll find lots of useful information about each of the host cities – including the ones England can’t play in – via the menu on the right. General information that applies to the whole country can be found via the links above the venue guide.