Dolphins-Giants game has ticket requests pouring in
American football fans stationed in the United Kingdom may be out of luck in grabbing a ticket to a highly anticipated National Football League game to be played in London on Oct. 28.
The Miami Dolphins are scheduled to play host to the New York Giants in the NFL’s first regular season game overseas. The game will take place at Wembley Stadium, which has a capacity of 85,000 to 90,000, according to the NFL U.K. Web site.
Three days following the Feb. 2 official announcement of the game, about 160,000 fans requested more than 500,000 tickets through the Web site’s ticket registration process, the site said.
The ticket process, which ends Feb. 18, was set up as a special fan service for its registered members, according to the Web site. Once a fan becomes a free member, he can apply for tickets on the site, where he will be asked to fill in personal details, how many tickets he’s interested in and how much he would be willing to spend on the tickets.
The requests aren’t necessarily promised, but the Web site stated the process is the best way to get one step closer to obtaining a ticket when they go on sale in the spring.
Posted on the site was the following disclaimer: “We will endeavor to fulfill your ticketing request although this will be dependent on demand and we cannot guarantee that your request will be fully met.”
Even without a ticket, Alistair Kirkwood, NFL U.K. managing director, wrote that fans could still experience some other aspects of NFL football.
“We are currently planning a series of events featuring current and ex-football stars, cheerleaders and coaches in the run-up to the game,” he said.
For more information on the game, or to apply for tickets, go to www.nfllondon2007.com.