Hockey World Cup ticket sale begins in New Delhi

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New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): Online ticket sales for the 2010 Hockey World Cup were launched officially on Wednesday.

Joint Chairman of the Hero Honda FIH World Cup Organizing Committee Suresh Kalmadi presented the first ticket to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

The tickets for the tournament, which is being hosted in Delhi from February 28 to March 13, 2010, are priced at Rs. 100 (US dollar 2.17) and Rs. 500 (US dollar 10.87) for general admission for the Group matches.

The tickets for the VIP stand will be available for Rs. 1000 (US dollar 21.74) while an entry into the VVIP stand will cost Rs 5000 (US dollar 108.74). The tickets can be bought online from the tourney's official website.

For the finals, the cost of tickets will be 1.5 times the price of ticket for the Group stage matches.

The Hockey enthusiasts can also purchase the tickets from selected outlets of Cafi Coffee Day, Union Bank of India branches and many 24x7 convenience stores.

The Organizers have priced the tickets reasonably to ensure a huge turnout of spectators at the National Stadium in New Delhi.

"We have got lots of action lined up for the World Cup. There will be three matches per day and a ticket entitles a holder to watch all three matches one after the other," said Anupam Gulati, the adviser of Hockey India.

"One match will be in the afternoon and two will be played under lights in the evening. The matches will be played at 4.30pm, 6.30 pm and 8:30 pm, everyday. Every team plays the other team every alternate day," he added.

The 2010 Hockey World Cup will be the twelfth instalment of the Men's Hockey World Cup. It would be held in India, taking place over two weeks from Feb 28 to March 13 at New Delhi's Dhyan Chand National Stadium. (ANI)

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