U17 World Cup ticket window opens at Fatorda stadium

PANAJI: Physical sale of tickets for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, to be hosted by India, started Thursday in Goa with launch of the Box Office near the Sports Authority of Goa Indoor Stadium in Fatorda.

Goans can now buy tickets from the counters which will be open from 10 am to 5 pm, a media release said.

The tickets will be sold at discounted rates till October 5 and are priced at Rs150 for category 3 seats in north & south stands and Rs300 for category 2 in the east stands, the release added.

The Goa matches will be played at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda. The stadium will host nine matches from October 7 to October 21.

Tournament director of the Local Organising Committee, Javier Ceppi said, "We had promised all Goans that we would open physical ticket sales and we are happy with the way they have responded."

Tickets are also available online, the release adds.

The World Cup, the first FIFA tournament to be hosted by India, will have 24 teams in the fray.