Wednesday, February 16, 2011

User's Guide: Lux vs. France 2012 Qualifier Tickets (on sale Feb. 17)

I've been trying to figure out how to score tickets to a Luxembourg national team football game for a while now. The Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Football (FLF) web site is not incredibly informative, and online searches are most likely to take you somewhat shady web sites selling tickets for outrageous amounts. Yesterday, however, my luck changed when News352 published an English translation of news from FLF about how to purchase tickets to the Euro 2012 qualifying match between Luxembourg and France, coming up on March 25, 2011.

Tickets are not available by phone or online, but there are a number of outlets where one can purchase tickets starting tomorrow morning (Thursday, February 17) in person. No information, however, on when sales outlets open or about methods of payment. So, I marched myself down to Voyages Emile Weber in Luxembourg to ask a few questions, and then called their location in Kirchberg to confirm sales details at that outlet. So, for those of you planning to buy tickets in the city, here is what I learned:

The Important Stuff
Tickets go on sale at 9:00am at both locations below. Ticket prices are 20€, 30€ and 40€ and both locations told me that they accept CASH ONLY. Ticket sales are limited to 2 per person.

When asked, the representative I spoke with at the Lux Ville location confirmed that it might be possible that people would line up prior to the 9am ticket sales start time, since this would be a popular game. So, something to keep in mind if you really really want to score tickets. There are 8,044 tickets available, according to News352, and obviously, seats will probably go fast.

There are two ticket outlets in Luxembourg Ville:

Voyages Emile Weber (Lux Ville)
136 Boulevard de la Petrusse*
L-2330 Luxembourg
Tel: 40 28 28
Hours: 9am - 6pm
Click here for a map.
*Due to construction, the current location is at the address above, one block from the 2 ave de la Gare location published on the FLF and News352 web sites.

Voyages Emile Weber (Kirchberg)
Bâtiment Axento
44, av. J.F. Kennedy
L-1855 Luxembourg
Tel: 35 65 75
Hours: 8:30am - 6:30pm**
Click here for a map.
** Tickets for the game will not be sold at this location until 9am, despite the 8:30am general opening time of this office.

If you live outside of Luxembourg Ville, you can find the full list of ticket sales locations on the FLF web page, here.

Game Day
Start time of the game is 9pm on Friday, March 25.

It will be played at the Luxembourg national stadium, Stade Josy Bartel on the Route d'Arlon. Click here for a map.

Additional Information
UEFA: This link gives a quick preview of the game and history on past Luxembourg v. France matches.
Luxembourg vs France: 8,044 tickets available for Euro 2012 qualifier (News352)

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