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Sale of offline tickets begins across India

india Updated: Aug 30, 2011 23:52 IST
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Ten days after the launch of online sale of tickets for India's inaugural Formula One Grand Prix, the event's organisers on Tuesday started the sale of tickets offline at selected outlets of Café Coffee Day and Mercedes-Benz across the country.

"Tickets for the 2011 Formula 1 Airtel Grand Prix of India are now available at selected Café Coffee Day outlets and Mercedes-Benz dealerships," said a spokesperson of Jaypee Sports International Limited (JPSI).

Café Coffee Day outlets, where tickets will be available include four outlets in Delhi and one each in Gurgaon and Noida. Besides, there are three outlets in Mumbai at Andheri, Matunga and Clanfield Lokhanwala.

Mercedes Benz showrooms include one each at New Delhi (Okhla) and Bangalore (Kasturba Road) and two in Mumbai at Andheri (West) and Prabhadevi.

Mercedes Benz is the official automotive partner for Buddh Interntional Circuit.

"Mercedes-Benz along with JPSI will set up a driving academy at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida next year," said Samir Gaur, CEO, JPSI.

The online sale of tickets was launched by JPSI on August 20. The event is set to get underway at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida on October 30.

The JPSI will get R126 crore through sale of tickets, which have been priced between R2,500 to R35,000 per person. Online bookings can be done at bookmyshow.com or jaypeesports.com. As per online sites till Tuesday evening, over 15,000 tickets have been sold out. While 30% of seats of Star stand 2 east were sold out, the natural stand south priced at R2,500 per seat was totally sold out.