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Next year’s Asian Cup will be one of the most affordable major tournaments staged in Australia – provided you’re prepared to buy in bulk.

The Asian Cup Local Organising Committee revealed their pricing structure for the tournament in Sydney on Wednesday morning, with a clear emphasis on rewarding those who attend multiple matches.

The LOC will be hoping fans like the value of “venue packs”, which enable fans to attend all seven matches in a particular city.

Robbie Kruse is chased by Keisuke Honda of Japan during the AFC Asian Cup Final in 2011.

Robbie Kruse is chased by Keisuke Honda of Japan during the AFC Asian Cup Final in 2011. Photo: Getty Images

Sydney, which hosts the final, has a venue pack which starts at $229, while Melbourne’s will cost $159, Brisbane $139 and Canberra $109.

Newcastle, which hosts four matches, including Japan’s opening group match (against the Challenge Cup winner), a semi-final and third-placed play-off, has venue packs starting at $99.

Families are also the big winners from a value perspective, with a family of four able to attend a non-Socceroos match for just $40.

Asian Cup LOC chief executive Michael Brown said it was critical to keep prices reasonable if the tournament was to draw big crowds.

“We have deliberately kept prices affordable for families and those in multicultural communities who will be keen to attend multiple matches,” he said. “At the height of summer, with school holidays in full swing, and with such attractive prices, we look forward to welcoming tens of thousands of Australian families – not just those inside the traditional football family.

“This will be a festival of football never seen before in Australia, featuring our own Socceroos battling the best 16 teams in Asia, including Asia’s three other World Cup finalists in Japan, South Korea and Iran.”

Matches involving Australia will attract a steeper cost for individual tickets, however. The Socceroos’ opening match in Melbourne on January 9 against Kuwait, which includes the opening ceremony, start from $69.

Tickets for the other group matches involving Australia, against Oman at ANZ Stadium on January 13 and against South Korea on January 17 at Suncorp Stadium, will start from $49.

All three of Australia’s matches are expected to sell out, with those wishing to guarantee their place urged to buy a venue pack, as they go on sale to “Football Family” members on May 7, with the general public able to purchase venue packs on sale on May 19.

Individual match tickets won’t be available to Football Family members until June 3 and the general public will have to wait a further week.

Tickets to the final, in Sydney on January 31, start from $79 and range right up to $149. The semi-finals, in Sydney and Newcastle, will cost $49 per adult, with the quarter-finals starting at $29 each.

Children and concessions will cost $39.50 for the final, $24.50 for the semi-final and $14.50 for the quarter-finals. Non-Socceroos group matches will cost just $5.