Australia Ticket Lottery

Discussion in 'USA Men: World Cup Fans & Travel' started by lebowski2332, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. lebowski2332

    lebowski2332 Member

    Dec 14, 2005
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    UPDATE Tuesday December 20, 11:30am:

    Over 14,000 applications have been received. Please do NOT call to ask if we have received your fax or email. The staff in the call centre do not handle the applications & head office will not be going through applications until later in the day.

    We will then start to process the applications to remove duplicates. Successful applicants will not be contacted until Friday of this week after 2pm. The process will be first-in first-served.

    Australia is processing 14,000 applications it received by email on the first day of their process and will start to get responses to winners by this Friday.

    We need to send Amy and our 1 fax machine to Australia to see how its done.
  2. taylor

    taylor Member+

    Jun 9, 2000
    Fav team: FC CARL ZEISS JENA
    Nat'l Team:
    Praise the Lord!
  3. goussoccer

    goussoccer Member+

    May 23, 2001
    Avon, CT
    Only after Amy and our 1 outdated PC actually process our ticket requests.....(She certainly deserves to go to Australia though, as she appears to be the only calm voice of reason available to all of us rabid fans.)
  4. NBlue

    NBlue Member

    Jun 17, 2002
    Orlando, Florida
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    How is it that the Australian FA was able to accept applications by email but the USSF, allegedly, was not. Fascinating . . .
  5. Hosscat

    Hosscat New Member

    Jul 21, 2003
    This is their first World Cup in over 30 years and yet they seem much more organized/prepared compared to the USSF.... Interesting info on how they "failed" to qualify for any WC's betweeen 1978 to 2002 too- I didn't realize they used to have a playoff vs. a CONCACAF team before they even got to play a South American team. Brutal.
  6. roadkit

    roadkit Greetings from the Fringe of Obscurity

    Jul 2, 2003
    Fornax Cluster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This playoff was repeat of the last time they were eliminated, playing against Uruguay. I think the difference this time was having the second leg at home.

    I've got family in Australia, and for a country with a fledgling professional league (It makes MLS look like the Premier league and that's no disrespect to MLS), this is a HUGE deal. I would guess Quantas will be ramping up flights just to meet the demand.

Share This Page