SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 6, 2015--
Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), the global leader in payments, and FIFA’s exclusive
payment services partner for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™,
announced Visa cardholders will have exclusive access to pre-sale
individual tickets for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ to be
held in six Canadian cities this summer.
As of 12 noon EST (9 a.m. PST) today, Visa cardholders can purchase
tickets online at fifa.com/canada2015/ticketing
until February 25, at 11:59 p.m. EST (8:59 p.m. PST), in advance of
their general public release on February 26, 2015.
“The start of the Visa pre-sale period marks a key milestone in the
countdown to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ and we are thrilled
that fans will now be able to secure their individual tickets for this
historic tournament,” said Peter Montopoli, Chief Executive Officer of
the National Organising Committee for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada
2015™. “With prices starting at $20.15, our aim is to make this event as
affordable and accessible for as many people as possible.”
“As a long-time partner and the preferred payment method of the FIFA
Women’s World Cup™, we are pleased to offer exclusive pre-sale tickets
to Visa cardholders, allowing them to secure their seats and fill the
stands to cheer for their favorite teams and players at this world-class
sporting event,” said Ricardo Fort, SVP, Global Brand, Product &
Sponsorship Marketing, Visa Inc.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ runs from June 6 to July 5,
2015, with individual tickets giving fans access to the action as 24
nations compete in 52 matches for one of sport’s most coveted trophies.
Visa credit, debit, and prepaid cards are all accepted for pre-sale
purchases. FIFA fans also have an easier way to pay by using Visa
Checkout, an online payment service that lets consumers make purchases
on any device with just a few clicks. Consumers can sign up for Visa
Checkout at www.visacheckout.com
or through participating payment card issuers and merchants.
Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) is a global payments technology company that connects
consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more
than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable
electronic payments. We operate one of the world's most advanced
processing networks — VisaNet — that is capable of handling more than
56,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for
consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does
not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers.
Visa's innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers
to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, pay ahead of time
with prepaid or pay later with credit products. For more information,
About the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™
The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, from June 6-July 5, 2015, will
be hosted in Canada from coast to coast with matches to be played in
Vancouver, British Columbia; Edmonton, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba;
Ottawa, Ontario; Montréal, Québec and Moncton, New Brunswick. Recognized
as the most important international competition in women’s soccer, the
upcoming competition will unite soccer fans worldwide while giving
Canada an opportunity to embrace the best of women’s sport.
Source: Visa Inc.
Andy Gerlt, +1 650-432-8375