FIFA U-17 WC: Over 20K tickets sold for first match day at DYP

Billed as a marquee event, the authorities expect packed stands for the first two games.

The D.Y. Patil stadium has been completely renovated with imported seats from South Korea to ensure that spectators get a good view of the action.   -  AIFF Media Team

Over 20,000 tickets have been sold for the FIFA U-17 World Cup doubleheader - to be played at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in neighbouring Navi Mumbai on October 6.

“Over 20,000 tickets have been sold out so far out of the total capacity (around 45,000) of the stadium,” sources said today.

Billed as a marquee event, authorities expect packed stands for the first two games. The stadium will be handed over to FIFA anytime after September 28, though a final date for it is yet to be fixed.

Meanwhile, the venue has been completely renovated with imported seats from South Korea to ensure that spectators get a good view of the action.

“All the new seats are put in. A new fabric roof has been installed and we have made sure the seating is done in such a manner that every spectator, who sits in the stadium, has a unique watching experience,” a senior official of D.Y. Patil Sports Academy recently told PTI.

“In terms of renovation, two practice grounds are ready in the facility (campus),” he said.

According to sources, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation has agreed to ply buses from the stadium to nearby railway stations - Juinagar and Nerul - for the convenience of commuters.

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