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AFCON 2023: where and how to buy tickets

The Africa Cup of Nations is nearly upon us with the tournament set to begin on 13 January in the Ivory Coast. It is the first time the nation have hosted the tournament since 1984 so a whole new generation of fans have been snapping up tickets quickly for the tournament. If you are still on the lookout for AFCON 2023 tickets then here is everything you need to know…

Stade de Paix | Stade de la Paix | Bouake Stadium | Afcon 2023 host stadium
Ivory Coast fans at Bouaké Stadium | Photo by Icon Sport

Where to buy AFCON 2023 tickets

There are two ways to purchase Afcon 2023 tickets with tickets for the group stages now officially on sale.

Online sale

The easiest way to purchase tickets is via the online ticketing portal at The CAF have launched the site where fans can purchase tickets for all group-stage matches on a first-come, first-served basis. The site launched on Saturday 11 November with tickets first being made available for VISA payment card holders. Since Monday 13 November, all group matches have been available to the public.

On Tuesday 9 January, CAF released the final allocation of tickets to the public. This is the first time tickets have been available online for the Africa Cup of Nations, and the uptake has far surpassed expectations. As a result, a portion of the newly released tickets for the knockout stages of the competition are being made available online via the ticket portal which will enable those outside of the Ivory Coast to purchase tickets.

For all matches, fans will be restricted to six tickets per household when purchasing tickets via the online portal.

Physical sale

Although many fans have taken the option of purchasing tickets online, the CAF have also been selling AFCON 2023 tickets in establishments across the Ivory Coast. A large portion of the newly released tickets will be available over the counter in 12 cities and towns across the nation.

Ticket sales counters can be found in the following 12 cities:

  • Yamoussoukro
  • Bouaké
  • Korhogo
  • San Pedro
  • Grand Bassam
  • Cocody
  • Plateau
  • Bingerville
  • Songon
  • Anyama
  • Yopougon
  • Adjamé
AFCON 2023 where and how to buy tickets
Senegal won the tournament in 2021 – Photo by Icon sport

How much are AFCON 2023 tickets?

Afcon 2023 tickets details have been announced with the prices for each fixture varying depending on what category they fall under. Ticket prices per category are as follows:

  • Category one seats/matches: 5,000 FCFA (£6.50)
  • Category two seats/matches: 10,000 FCA (£13)
  • Category three seats/matches: 15,000 FCA (£19.50)

Where are the host stadiums?

Five cities and six stadiums have been announced for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. The full list is as follows:

How to watch AFCON 2023

If you are unable to purchase tickets for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations then all is not lost as supporters will be able to watch all the action live on television. For UK viewers, the tournament can be watched live on Sky Sports. In order to access Sky Sports, you will need to subscribe to the channel or alternatively, you can purchase a Now TV pass for the month to enjoy all the action from the tournament.

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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