CPL Tickets Going Fast
With the Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL) off to a thrilling start in Grenada on Friday, Guyanese fans have been turning up in droves at the OPCO Middle Street Ticketing Office to purchase their tickets for the local leg next week.
It seems like the cricket starved populace is leaving nothing to chance, using the chance to acquire their tickets early and avoid the last-minute rush. According to Ticketing Officer, Natasha Khan, while there has not been a build-up, mainly due to the swiftness of CPL staff in dealing with patrons, there has been a consistent flow of persons turning up at the venue.
Unlike the other territories, tickets are not available online in Guyana, and as such, Khan is expecting increased activity at the Middle Street office this weekend. With all the tickets for the three match days available only at Middle Street, Palm Court and selected Courts and Digicel outlets, Khan is urging spectators to get their tickets early and avoid missing out on the ‘Biggest Party in Sport.’
One patron who spoke with this publication said given the excitement he experienced during the inaugural tournament last year he was determined to get his tickets early, thereby ensuring he is part of the action in 2014.
“I really enjoyed the games here last year, and definitely I am going back again this year to cheer on the Guyana Amazon Warriors. Hopefully they will win it this time,” he said. Another fan, who made use of his quota of 10 tickets per match day, was enthusiastic to once again welcome the Limacol CPL on local shores.
“Last year I went with some friends, but this year I’m taking my family members because this is the Biggest Party in Sport and I don’t want them to miss it live,” the fan remarked.
The Middle Street office is opened from 08:00h to 18:00 daily, including Sundays and holidays, and according to Khan, each person is allowed up to 10 tickets per match and where possible they may be allowed to purchase tickets with the seats of their choice in their preferred stand, depending on availability.
Tickets for the Red and Green Stands cost G$4,000 each, while tickets for the Orange Stand, renamed the Palm Court VIP Party Stand, cost G$5,000. Entry to the Party Mound will be G$2,000, while parking tickets are available at a cost of G$1,000 each. Tickets for the Palm Court VIP Party Stand are also available at Middle Street.
This year the organisers have put in place many security features to prevent counterfeiting, and unlike other venues, tickets for the Guyana National Stadium are numbered to matches the seat number, which will eliminate the possibility of overcrowding.
Meanwhile, fans wishing to purchase Guyana Amazon Warriors merchandise can also do so at the top flat of the Middle Street office.