Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) FIFA on Wednesday reopened Phase I ticket sales in Kolkata, Kochi and Guwahati for the Under-17 World Cup at Rs 48 per match when bought in a package for all the games at a venue.
The Salt Lake Stadium here will host 10 matches, including the final of the October 6-28 tournament.
Underlining the huge interest in the game in these regions, tickets for these three cities had been sold out well before knowing the teams that will play at the venue, the Local Organising Committee said in a statement.
Ticket sales for Phase I are scheduled to end on Friday after the official draw for youth showpiece takes place in Mumbai.
Keeping that in mind, the Organising Committee has decided to ensure that fans who have not yet got a chance to buy the venue package in the three cities can access the discounted tickets for another three days.
Speaking about the decision, FIFA Deputy Secretary General Zvonimir Boban said: “We’ve been really impressed with the interest in the tournament, especially in Kolkata, Guwahati and Kochi, and we’d like to give the fans there one more opportunity before the draw to book their place for this historic event in India. This is a beautiful demonstration of the love that Indian people have for football.”
Tickets for Phase II will go on sale once the fixtures have been decided on Friday after the draw for the tournament.