Ticket ballot for The 2014 Ryder Cup goes live

The public ticket sales process for The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles today moves into the public ballot stage, marking the beginning of a six week period for fans to purchase the highly prized tickets.

The 2014 Ryder Cup takes place over six days and encompasses three ‘Practice Days’ – Tuesday  September 23, Wednesday September 24 and Thursday September 25 – and three ‘Match Days’ – Friday September 26, Saturday September 27 and Sunday September 28.

Golf fans eager to get their hands on a highly-prized Ryder Cup ticket must complete a two-stage process that includes registering a photograph before applying for tickets. Daily Tickets range in price from a £10 concession ticket for Under 16s on the Practice Days, to £145 for a Sunday ticket, while a range of combined ticket options is also available.

Those fans interested in Practice Day tickets can purchase them immediately on a first come, first served basis, while those fans interested in Match Day tickets have from today until midnight on Monday July 22 – when the process closes – to apply. All Match Day applications will then be included in a ballot, with those who have been successful being notified during the week commencing Monday August 12.

Richard Hills, European Ryder Cup Director, said: “The Ryder Cup is one of the world’s most iconic sporting events and the 2014 Ryder Cup promises to more than live up to that fabulous history.

“Ticket registrations have already been strong since we launched the pre-registration process on 10th May but the ballot process for Match Day tickets means that everyone has the same chance of success. Families are also catered for as are those on a budget with tickets for Practise Days starting at just £10, exceptional value for money and a chance to be part of a fantastic occasion.”

General Admission ticket holders have access to all public areas of the golf course and its facilities, including the tented village, ground access to all 18 holes of The PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles and access to any grandstand on the course. The full range of ticket options available includes: Practice Day and Single Day tickets, alongside Two Day, Four Day and Six Day Season Tickets.

Those purchasing tickets can also pre-book parking spaces at one of the three park and ride facilities being set up to ensure fans have a smooth journey to the event. Buses will run from Stirling, Balado and McDiarmid Park. Details of additional public transport, including train services, as well as dedicated buses from Edinburgh and Glasgow will be announced in due course. There will be a strict no parking policy at Gleneagles for the duration of the event.

The official ticket application process is now open on the Ryder Cup website. Applications close on 22nd July. The ballot will then take place.

The General Admission ticket sales process for The 2014 Ryder Cup is:

• Photographic registration

• Those registering will be required to upload their photograph, after which they will receive a personal registration number within 48 hours

• Applicants then use their personal registration number to apply for tickets

• The ticket application period ends at midnight on 22nd July

General Admission tickets for The 2014 Ryder Cup include a photographic image of its owner in order to prevent fraud and ticket transfers. Applicants must therefore register their photograph with Ryder Cup Europe prior to applying for tickets. For more information and how to register for tickets please visit www.rydercup.com/europe/2014tickets

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