Hockey India has announced the sale of tickets for the FIH Men’s Series Final Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The 10-day event, between June 6 and 15, is the first major competition in Bhubaneswar after the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup, Bhubaneswar, last year.
The FIH Men’s Series Final, crucial for the 2020 Olympic Qualifying Pathway, will witness eight teams – Asian Games Gold Medallist Japan, Mexico, USA, Poland, South Africa, Russia, Uzbekistan and hosts India – battling for the top two spot in order to make it to the next round of Olympic Games qualification process.
Hosts India being the highest world ranked team in the event will vie for the top spot to ensure they are on track to win their Olympic berth.
With less than a month to go before the start of the all-important event, Hockey India on Monday announced that ticket sales will go live from May 14, Tuesday.
In view of public demand from across country, Ticketgenie Solutions Pvt ltd who are the official ticket sales agency for the FIH Men’s Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019 will make the tickets available online at https://in.ticketgenie.in/Sports/FIH-Mens-Series-Finals-Bhubaneswar-Odisha-2019 from 1100 hrs IST tomorrow.
The tickets are very reasonably priced at ₹200 for East Stand, ₹100 for the league stage, tickets for the semi-final and final will cost ₹ 250 and ₹150.
In an attempt to encourage spectators to come and watch the morning matches, the Organising Committee has extended free entry to East, North & South stands on first cum first serve basis for all the morning matches being held on June 6, 7, 10, 12 and at 0845 hrs. “Odisha over the years has hosted some of the best and most reputed International sporting events in the country. With Hockey being passionately followed in the state, the Kalinga Stadium is always thronged with thousands of hockey fans and we are expecting the FIH Men’s Series Final Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019 will also receive such support and following, as it is a crucial event in the 2020 Olympic Qualifying pathway. The Odisha State Government are making commendable efforts despite being affected by Cyclone Fani to make all the necessary arrangements to support Hockey India in hosting a successful event. In order to encourage spectators to come and watch morning matches, we have decided to make entry free. We are expecting a good turnout for all matches,” stated Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad, President, Hockey India.
The date for online redemption of the tickets will be announced in due course.
Meanwhile, if Japan finish in the top 2, they will not secure a place in the Olympic qualifiers since they have already qualified as both host of the 2020 Olympic Games and winners of the Asian Games; if Japan do finish in the top 2, the team that finishes third will not automatically qualify for the Olympic qualifiers. Such additional place is determined by the FIH World Rankings as at the completion of the continental championships (September 8).