Copa America tickets go on sale on Thursday

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The first 228,000 match tickets for the Copa America this year in Brazil will be put on sale on Thursday.

Tournament organizers said at a news conference that tickets will cost from 60 to 890 Brazilian reals ($16 to $240).

They added more than 770,000 tickets will be on sale later in the year.

The Copa America has 26 matches from June 14 to the July 7 final over five host cities: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador and Porto Alegre.

Brazil will play the opener in Sao Paulo at Morumbi Stadium. Its opponent will be known in the Jan. 24 draw.

Organizers promised there no public funds will be spent on preparing the tournament.