Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday bought the first ticket for the grand opening ceremony of Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018.
Hockey India CEO Elena Norman meet the Chief Minister at the State Secretariat here and presented a token ticket for the event on November 27. He paid Rs 500 for it, according to a CMO release.
The tickets for the opening ceremonies, scheduled to be held at Kalinga Stadium in Odisha capital on November 27 and Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on November 28, will be available online from 12 pm on November 20.
“The tickets will only be available online. There will be no complimentary tickets and passes. Like the honourable CM, everyone should go online tomorrow at noon to purchase the tickets,” Elena told the media after the meeting.
The Hockey India had made an announcement about the online ticket sale on its official Twitter handle on Sunday.
Around 10,500 tickets would be sold for the inaugural ceremony in Bhubaneswar and 30,000 tickets for the November 28 event, sources said.
Music maestro A R Rahman will be performing at both the venues, along with other Bollywood celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan.
The tickets will be available on http://ticketgenie.in/event/hwc-opening-ceremony.
The online redemption of the tickets for the opening ceremony in Bhubaneswar will be held from 3 pm on November 22 at Gate 4 of Kalinga Athletics Stadium along with other locations throughout the city.
Fans can choose redemption centres from multiple locations/ counters in Cuttack while booking their tickets for the event. The date for online redemption of the tickets will be announced in due course, Hockey India said on its website.