Hockey World Cup 2018: Angry fans go on rampage at Kalinga Stadium after failing to secure tickets for inaugural ceremony

Hockey fans became furious when the ticket counter at Kalinga Stadium did not open for hours. The mob then broke the barricade and ransacked the ticket counter, police officials said.

Press Trust of India November 16, 2018 12:48:17 IST
Hockey World Cup 2018: Angry fans go on rampage at Kalinga Stadium after failing to secure tickets for inaugural ceremony

Scores of hockey enthusiasts on Thursday went on a rampage at the Kalinga Stadium after they could not get tickets for the inaugural ceremony of the Men's Hockey World Cup to be held on 27 November, police said.

The incident took place at the ticket counter at gate number 9 of the stadium where people were waiting in long queues to get hold of the tickets since Wednesday.

Hockey World Cup 2018 Angry fans go on rampage at Kalinga Stadium after failing to secure tickets for inaugural ceremony

The Hockey World Cup trophy was unveiled at the event. Image used for representative purpose only

They became furious when the counter did not open for hours. The mob then broke the barricade and ransacked the ticket counter, police officials said.

DCP Anup Sahoo said that the crowd was chased away.

Earlier, the sports and youth affairs department had announced that the tickets for the inaugural session would be sold from 15 November (Thursday).

The Men's Hockey World Cup will be held at the Kalinga Stadium from 28 November and conclude on 16 December 16.

Sports and Youth Affairs Secretary Vishal Dev said that the tickets for the event, including the inaugural ceremony, will be available online alone.

A notification in this regard will be issued in a day or two, he added.

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