Hockey: Tickets selling fast for Champions Trophy

Bhubaneswar, Dec 2: The most-awaited Men's Champions Trophy 2014 hockey tournament, beginning on December 6 here, has witnessed an overwhelming response from the hockey fans in the city with the match tickets selling like hot cakes.

The sale of tickets, which kick-started online on October 20, has been on a rise with the fans excited to see world's best teams competing for the title. Most of the matches are likely to be sold-out prior to the commencement of the tournament. The price of session tickets starts at Rs. 20, entitling the spectator to watch two matches.

Hockey: Tickets selling fast for Champions Trophy

Speaking on the ongoing successful ticket sales, Elena Norman, CEO, Hockey India (HI) said, "We have received a tremendous response in terms of ticket sales and we are expecting most of the matches will be sold-out prior to the commencement of the tournament. The audience turn out is expected to be excellent."

Odisha has provided a number of talented hockey players to the country and has a huge fan base for the sport. The Kalinga Stadium, where the matches will take place, has a seating capacity of 7,000 spectators. The tickets can also be booked online, with the official ticketing partner of the event TicketGenie (

HI, meanwhile, is offering complimentary tickets to the former hockey Olympians and International players. The tournament will also be aired live on Ten Sports.


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