New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday announced the commencement of the ticket sales for the forthcoming Hero Hockey Junior World Cup Men to be held here at Major Dhyan Chand National hockey stadium from December 6 to 15.
The prices of the tickets will be Rs. 50 for general admission and Rs. 1000 for VIP seating. Each ticket entitles the spectator to watch all the matches being held on each day at the stadium, which has the capacity to accommodate almost 16,000 spectators.
"Keeping the spirit of hockey lovers we have decided to keep the cost of ticket to just Rs. 50. This would entail maximum participation of spectators," Narinder Batra, HI Secretary General, said.
"To encourage fans to watch all India games, the timings of Indian matches are scheduled at 2000hrs in the pool stage," he added.
The tickets can be booked online at www.Ticketgenie.In, which is the official ticketing partner of the event.
The 10-day event will feature 16 international teams, divided in four pools of four teams each, who will fight it out for the title playing 44 matches.
Pool A will feature Germany, Pakistan, Belgium and Egypt, while Australia, Spain, Argentina and France are competing in Pool B.
India is placed in Pool C along with The Netherlands, Korea and Canada. Pool D consists England, New Zealand, South Africa and Malaysia.
The first day of the event (December 6) will witness India opening their campaign against The Netherlands, followed by matches against Canada on December 7 and Korea on December 10.
He (Major Dhyan Chand) is inspiration personified. He became synonymous with hockey. He became the parameter of hockey by which other player's calibre is measured.
Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal