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Men’s Hockey World Cup: Odisha CM launches online ticket sale

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched the online ticket sale for the upcoming Hockey Men’s World Cup to be played at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar by receiving the first ticket of the tournament from CEO of Hockey India, Elena Norman in presence of Odisha Sports Minister, Chandra Sarathi Behera.

The ticket sale announcement was made by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and Hockey India as Odisha prepares itself to host the most prestigious competition in international hockey from November 28 to December 16 this year.

The general tickets for the event are reasonably priced at Rs 200 (East Stand), Rs 100 (North Stand) and Rs 100 (South Stand) each for the Pool and Crossover matches, while tickets for the knockout matches are priced at Rs 250 (East Stand), Rs 150 (North Stand) and Rs 150 (South Stand).  All general tickets for the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 are now available online at http://in.ticketgenie.in/buytickets/hockey-world-cup-2018.

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I am glad to launch of the online ticket sale for the Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar. I am delighted to have received the first ticket. May the hockey fever spread to the world.  We look forward to host fans and visitors from all over the globe. We hope all our guests will enjoy world class hockey action and experience the great treasures that Odisha has to offer. Come enjoy the thrilling matches and soak in the warmth of our hospitality!

—– Naveen Patnaik

Expressing his delight following the launch of the online ticket sale, Hockey India president Rajinder Singh, said “Bhubaneswar played an amazing host last year when the Men’s Hockey World League Final Bhubaneswar took place at the Kalinga Stadium. The event received an overwhelming response from the fans that turned up in huge numbers to enjoy the games, braving the cold and rain. Last year’s event has set a benchmark for the Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018, and it is an honour for our country to be hosting this global hockey extravaganza.”

A total of 36 matches will be played in the tournament. The opening game of the championship will see Belgium and Canada taking on each other while host India will face South Africa in the evening of the opening day.

The ‘Men in Blue’ will play their other two league games against Belgium on December 2 and Canada on December 8.

The 16 participating teams will play three matches each during the league stage over a span of twelve days. The knockout matches will start from December 12.

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