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Hockey WC tickets go on sale

india Updated: Feb 03, 2010 16:55 IST

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Tickets for the forthcoming Hero Honda FIH Hockey World Cup on Wednesday went on sale after Organising Committee joint chairman and Indian Olympic Association president Suresh Kalmadi presented the first entry pass to Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit in New Delhi.

The prices of tickets for the February 28-March 13 megavent have been fixed at Rs 100, Rs 500, Rs 1,000 and 5,000 for the group stage matches while it has been priced at Rs 150, Rs 750, Rs 1,500 and Rs 7,500 for the knockout stages.

The tickets are now available in the official website of the tournament on www.msnindia.com/worldcuphockey.

"The tickets have been priced most reasonably. I am sure that hockey lovers from Delhi and elsewhere will throng the National Stadium during the World Cup to show their love for the game. It is a great chance for them to give hockey in India a huge boost," Kalmadi told reporters at Delhi's Chief Minister's residence here.

"With the tickets for the World Cup now on sale, we are again a big step closer to a wonderful hockey event. I am sure that the ticket sales will go beyond our expectations and many matches will be sold out quickly," said FIH president Leandro Negre, who was also present on the occasion.