Paris joins big screen boycott of World Cup games from Qatar
PALOS VERDES, Israel — For the next three World Cup games, the United States and Mexico fans who had bought tickets for the World Cup games in Qatar will be allowed to bring their own fans into the stadiums to watch the games without having to pay to be admitted.
The Qatar 2022 tournament kicks off on June 14 and runs through July 27.
On the day before the opening game, supporters in the United States and Mexico have started a protest movement, boycotting games and seeking an exemption from the stadium policies that have been a major concern for fans in both countries over decades, from the “free” ticket policy for US fans to the “no children on the ground” rule for Mexican fans.
While the United States’s “Free the Movement” campaign has grown into a national movement with hundreds of thousands of fans signing a petition calling for an end to the Qatar World Cup boycott, there have been several instances of violence since the US protests began. A man died after being shot in a protest against the Qatar World Cup in June and a protest rally in support of the protests was cancelled at the last minute due to a violent mob beating and beating victims.
The Mexico City stadium opened in 1954 and will host four games. The stadium has a capacity of 82,000 people and plans to expand to 100,000 with a new seating area, a new section for families, and a separate seating area for disabled fans. Most spectators in Mexico will be seated on the top level and will have to pay to sit down, but will have a view of the playing field and the fans.
According to the Mexico City stadium website, for most seats in the stadium, fans will be charged $4.50 for a general admission ticket. “General admission” is defined in its website as “the general right of access to the public space for spectators without having to buy this admission.”
Mexicans in the upper tiers of the stadium will have $5 tickets, which will