Tickets for the inaugural match at Budapest’s Puskas Ferenc Arena, a state-funded, UEFA category 4 stadium that can seat close to 68,000, sold out on Monday, hours after they went on sale to the general public, the Hungarian Football Association (MLSZ) said on Monday.
Tickets for the friendly match between Hungary and Uruguay went on sale on Friday, but were available only to official Fan Club members for a period of three days. Registered fans had scooped up more than 25,000 tickets by Friday evening.
MLSZ noted that registered fans’ ranks had swelled by almost 18,000 in the previous days.
A little before noon on Monday, MLSZ said tickets to the match on November 15 had sold out.
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ARRIVING AT THE STADIUM
According to MLSZ, along with the stadium construction the immediate surroundings of the stadium have also been rebuilt, and although the stadium itself is ready, not all the surrounding area will be ready by mid-November. Entrance to the stadium will thus deviate from the previous system.
The stadium area may be entered from Dózsa György út via two entrance gates (III and VI), and from Stefánia út via three entrance gates (X, XI and XIII). Ticket checks will be made at the gates, so we kindly ask supporters to have their valid tickets at the ready in order to speed up entrance to the stadium area.
There are six groups of turnstiles permitting entry to the stadium itself. Three (D, E, F) accessible from the Dózsa György út entrance gates and two (A, B) from the Stefánia út entrance gates, whilst the C turnstiles can be accessed from Thököly út. Please note that due to road closures ticket holders with tickets for turnstile group C may only enter via Thököly út.
We kindly ask supporters to arrive earlier than is usual due to the expected large crowd, and that you follow the entrance instructions on our ticket as well as follow the signs in place. Volunteers will be in place to direct you to the correct entrance gates and turnstiles.