The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed the dates of Team GB’s group stage fixtures ahead of London 2012 Olympic Football tickets going back on sale on 29 November 2011.
The men’s team, coached by former Coventry City defender Stuart Pearce, will begin their London 2012 campaign at Old Trafford on Thursday 26 July, followed by Wembley Stadium on Sunday 29 July and their final group game will be at the Millennium Stadium on Wednesday 1 August.
The women’s team, coached by Hope Powell, will begin the tournament on Wednesday 25 July at the Millennium Stadium, followed by Saturday 28 July also at the Millennium Stadium. Their final group stage match will take place on Tuesday 31 July at Wembley Stadium.
Tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Football Tournaments will go back on sale from 11am on 29 November 2011 on a first come, first served basis at www.tickets.london2012.com or via telephone on 0844 847 2012. You can only use Visa (debit, credit and prepaid) to purchase tickets.
The Official Draw for the Olympic Football Tournament will take place on 24 April 2012 at Wembley Stadium.
LOCOG Director of Sport Debbie Jevans commented, ‘The prospect of Team GB taking part in the Games has captured the imagination of the public and we are pleased to be able to confirm their group stage fixtures ahead of tickets going back on sale. With teams like Spain and Brazil already qualified and fantastic venues across the country, the Olympic Football Tournaments promise to be a great family day out at the Olympic Games next summer.’
Hugh Robertson, Minister for Sport and the Olympics said: ‘I am really looking forward to watching Team GB men’s and women’s football teams compete in 2012, and there are no greater football venues anywhere than our host stadiums. There are still tickets left, so I encourage everyone to try and get one and support the team in 2012.’
Team GB Chef de Mission Andy Hunt said, ‘We are delighted that the group fixtures for Team GB in both men’s and women’s football will allow fans from throughout the United Kingdom to experience the spirit and energy of the Olympic Games while showing their support for Team GB.”
There are more than 1.5 million Football tickets still available across all sessions, with limited availability at matches taking place at Wembley and the City of Coventry Stadium.