By The Hockey Paper
While the Rolling Stones attempt to sell out stadiums on their latest tour, with tickets costing up to £150 for the average punter, why not turn your attentions to this year’s men’s World Cup in India instead?
With two separate World Cups occurring in 2018, there is no shortage of news in the build up to the two showpiece events.
The latest came from Bhubaneswar on Monday when ticket sales were launched ahead of the December event.
Tickets for all Pool, cross-over and quarter-final matches can now be purchased from www.ticketgenie.in, while tickets for the semi-finals and finals plus opening ceremony will be released at a later date.
Priced between Rs. 100 and Rs. 250 – that’s between £1.10 and £2.80 in UK sterling – there’s a range of ticket options available for fans heading to the Kalinga Stadium between 28 November and 16 December.
Demand is however set to be extremely high, therefore organisers have limited purchases to two tickets per person for each match day.
Naveen Patnaik, Government of Odisha’s chief minister, said: “I am glad to announce the launch of the online ticket sales for the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018. I am delighted to have received the first ticket. May the hockey fever of the people of Odisha spread to the world.
“We look forward to hosting fans and visitors from all over. We hope all our guests will enjoy world class hockey action and the great treasures that Odisha has to offer. Come enjoy the thrilling matches and soak in the warmth of our hospitality.”
Fans who had pre-registered via the official website were given exclusive access to a pre-sale between 12-15 April.