With close to two months to go for the second edition of the much-anticipated FIH Hockey Pro League 2020, Hockey India has today (Thursday) announced that the sale of online tickets for the Indian home matches will go live today from 1100hrs IST onwards. It will be the first time that India will be participating in the FIH Hockey Pro League 2020, which will see the Indian Men’s Hockey Team play hosts to the likes of The Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and New Zealand in a total of eight matches which will take place at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar spanned from 18th January – 24 May 2020.
The six-month-long FIH Hockey Pro League 2020 will see World No. 5 Indian Men’s Hockey Team started off their campaign by hosting World No. 3 The Netherlands in two home matches on 18th and 19th January 2020, which will be followed by the Indian team playing two more home matches against the World Champions, Belgium on 8th and 9th February 2020 at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium.
India, who recently qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games by defeating Russia in the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers Odisha held in Bhubaneswar, will then be hosting World No. 1 Australia for two home matches on 21st and 22nd February 2020. These home matches will be followed by the Indian team touring World No. 6 Germany in April 2020, and Great Britain in May 2020 to play their away matches. The Indian Men’s team will then return to their nation to host World No. 9 New Zealand on 23rd and 24th May 2020, which will be the last two home matches for India in this year’s FIH Hockey Pro League.
Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad, President, Hockey India, spoke on the launch of sale of online tickets, “FIH Hockey Pro League 2020 is one of the most anticipated tournaments for us in the upcoming season. We will be playing our home matches in front of packed crowds who will be witnessing hockey at its best at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium, thereby making this new league a great spectacle for the fans. We are all very excited to kick-off our campaign in the FIH Hockey Pro League 2020 with the support of our fans, and with the launch of the sale of online tickets today, our fans from across the country will be able to book their spots to witness the best players in action, and rejoice in the festival of hockey.”
The tickets for India’s eight home matches of the FIH Hockey Pro League 2020, to be held at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium, are priced at ₹ 200 for the South and North Stands, ₹300 for East Stand, and ₹500 for West Stand.
Ticketgenie Solutions Pvt Ltd is the official ticket sales agency for the FIH Hockey Pro League 2020, and will make the tickets available online at 1100hrs IST on Thursday, 21st November 2019 onwards at https://in.ticketgenie.in/Tickets/FIH-Hockey-Pro-League-2020.