Seating On A ???First Come, First Served??? Basis For ICC WT20 2010

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"First come, first served" – that is how tickets for International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 West Indies 2010 will be sold, starting November 1, 2009.

Stressing that there would be no lottery determining if fans get tickets for the matches of their choice, ICC WT20 West Indies, 2010 Corporate Communications Manager, Gayle Alleyne, today commented on the ticketing policy for next year’s tournament in Barbados, Guyana and St. Lucia.

"Tickets will be sold on a strictly first-come-first-served basis – so fans need to get in line or online early. These tickets will sell fast," Ms. Alleyne stated, alluding to the fact that tickets will be available for purchase via the website http://www.iccevents.yahoo.com/ or via ticket centres in Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago. There is also an international call centre.

Not only will fans be certain of securing tickets to the matches of their choice, but they will also be able to select the stand and the seating block in which they want to sit.

??"Many fans have specific vantage points at venues from which they like to view cricket, so they will be pleased to know that they can choose the area in which they want to be seated, unless of course that area is already filled. That’s why it’s important for fans to get out and secure their seating as soon as tickets go on sale regionally – that’s November 1 – and internationally on November 15," she pointed out.

Ms. Alleyne also noted that each of the three grounds – Kensington Oval, Providence Stadium and Beausejour Cricket Ground – will have one seating price, regardless of which stand a fan chooses. The seating prices vary according to the stage of the competition.

"In this tournament, a seat is a seat. In Barbados, the First Round seating price is US$10, while it’s US$15 in the Super Eight phase and US$40 for the finals. So, whether you’re sitting in Mitchie Hewitt or the 3Ws Stand for Super Eight matches, you pay US$15. It’s as simple as that," she elaborated.

The Corporate Communications Manager reported that the same First Round and Super Eight prices would obtain for St. Lucia. ??However, the seating price for the Semi-Finals is US$20. The seating price for First Round matches in Guyana is also US$10. Tickets will be sold for the Grounds and for the Party Stand at each venue. As soon as plans are finalised for the Party Stands, they will be announced.

To ensure that as many fans as possible have a fair chance of buying tickets, there is a limit of four (4) tickets per household, per match day. However, there is no limit on the number of match days for which tickets can be purchased.

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