Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 20:
Hockey India (HI) on Monday announced the commencement of online ticket sales for the Hero Hockey Champions Trophy, to be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar in Odisha from December 6 to 14, from today.
The tickets can be booked online through www.ticketgenie.in , the official ticketing partner of the event TicketGenie, HI said in a press briefing in New Delhi.
The price of season tickets has been fixed at Rs 20, Rs 50, Rs 100 and Rs 200 with each ticket entitling the spectator to watch two matches at the Kalinga Stadium here that has a capacity to accommodate 7, 000 spectators.
The tickets will also be available for sale at the box office in the stadium and through various outlets in Bhubaneswar very soon, HI said.
To encourage hockey fans to watch all India games, the timings of matches involving India have been scheduled at 7.30 PM in the pool stage.
Eight top-ranked international teams would vie for the title in the nine-day event featuring 24 matches.
The tournament schedule is set with two pools of eight teams followed by quarterfinals, semifinals, classification and medal matches.
Pool A will feature Australia, England, Belgium and Pakistan while India is placed in Pool B alongside Netherlands, Germany and Argentina.
The opening day of the event will feature all eight teams including India, who will open its campaign against Germany, followed by Argentina on December 7 and the Netherlands on December 9.
Speaking on the occasion, HI president Narinder Batra said; “With an increasing number of state and national level hockey players hailing from Odisha and a huge fan base in the state, we are sure of a packed stadium for every match throughout the tournament.”