Tickets for CPL finals to go on sale from Friday
- some Warriors' home matches almost sold out
By Akeem Greene
Tickets for the knockout matches of the upcoming Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will go on sale from Friday, August 5, both online and at the box office located at 233-234 Camp Street, Georgetown.
From September 27-30, Qualifier One, Qualifier Two, Eliminator, and Final will be played at the National Stadium, Providence, as Guyana hosts the entire finals week of the games.
CPL’s Head of Marketing, Chris Watson, urged fans in an exclusive interview with News Room Sport on Thursday, to get their tickets early.
He assured fans that there will be a structured approach to the release of these tickets in order to offer a fair chance of purchasing.
“We are going to sort of stagger the release of tickets, so, we won’t put them all on sale straight from day one. We will put a batch on sale tomorrow [August 5] and then release tickets as we go across subsequent days”, Watson conveyed.
“Hopefully, that gives fans the best chance of getting tickets but I would say, move quickly…there is going to be huge unprecedented demands and everyone is going to want to come out and hopefully see from their perspective, the [Guyana Amazon] Warriors lift the title for first time home soil.”
According to Watson, the cost of tickets for the first three knockout matches will be the same as the Amazon Warriors’ group matches, but the final is “marginally more expensive but only very slight” as tickets start at G$3,000.
For the home matches, tickets cost G$2,500 (Grass Mound), G$3,300 (Orange Stand), G$5,500 (Red Stand), and G$6,000 (Green Stand)
ALMOST SOLD OUT
Ticket sales for the group matches in Guyana commenced on July 19, and Watson has indicated that some matches are approaching a sold-out status, especially those that feature the home franchise.
“Some of the games are already approaching sell out, so, I believe there is plenty of capacity across some of the games but fans should move quickly if they want to secure their tickets to go and see the Warriors’ games, and obviously we got these exciting neutral games at 10:00h which we have slightly more availability for.”
On September 21, Barbados Royals will face St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots from 10:00h followed by Amazon Warriors and Jamaica Tallawahs from 19:00h.
Trinbago Knight Riders and St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots clash from 10:00h on September 22 then Warriors play St. Lucia Kings from 19:00h.
The lone match on September 24 is Knight Riders and Amazon Warriors from 19:00h.
On September 25, Tallawahs and Kings play the morning fixture and the Warriors will face the Royals from 19:00h to conclude the tournament’s group matches.
CPL commences on August 31 at Warner Park, St. Kitts, and the islands of St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago will be the other host nations in the 10th season of the Biggest Party in Sport.