Tickets for the highly anticipated FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 will be available free of charge for the entire competition, which runs from 27 April to 7 May.

Whether it’s the high-energy group matches, the exciting quarter-finals or the nail-biting final rounds, tickets will be free for all spectators on a first-come, first-served basis.

“The Beach Soccer World Cup brings athleticism, skill and world class competition to the beach. Free entrance allows fans to get up close and personal with the unique experience of a FIFA Competition. We are delighted to bring this exciting event to the Bahamas”, said Colin Smith, FIFA’s Chief Competitions & Events Officer.

“It’s the people’s event and we want to make it accessible to as many Bahamians and people visiting us as possible from all walks of life. Local fans can go out to the stadium and support Team Bahamas and enjoy exciting games with other teams. Of course, we are expecting a lot of visitors as well and this will hopefully encourage them to attend the matches every day,” said Anton Sealey, President of the Bahamas Football Association (BFA).

Fans will be required to collect their free ticket upon arrival at the Malcolm Park Beach Soccer Facility entrance gate ticket, which is valid for one person, for the entirety of the matchday. Any spectator who leaves the stadium will be required to collect a new ticket at stadium entrance.

Beach soccer fans can also enjoy the ultimate FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup experience by purchasing one of the event’s hospitality packages. Details on the packages will be made available shortly.

The fate of the qualifiers will be decided on 28 February at the Official Draw for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 event, which determines the four groups and match schedule for the 16 competing teams.