Tickets for semi-finals exorbitantly priced

Tickets for the IPL semifinal at Wankhede Stadium are being sold at twice the price of the tickets for the league matches.

updated: May 31, 2008 10:25 IST
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Tickets for the Indian Premier League semifinal matches, to be held at the Wankhede Stadium here on May 30 and 31, are going to cost the cricket fans dear with the rates fixed between Rs 1000 and Rs 12000 for most stands barring the popular East Lower.

The costliest ticket for the matches is the one which gains the fan entry into the Garware club house, the upper tier to the left of the players' dressing rooms, and is priced at a whopping Rs 12,000, according to information provided by Mumbai Cricket Association sources.

This is double the amount the fans paid for the league stage of the competition.

Similarly the cost of the MCA Guest Stand ticket has also been doubled to Rs 6,000 while the fans occupying the Sachin Tendulkar stand on the northwestern part of the stadium would have to cough up Rs 2000, four times what they had paid for the earlier ties held at this venue, while the North central stand ticket has been priced at Rs 4000.

The Sunil Gavaskar stand tickets, the upper tier of the East Stand with corporate boxes, would cost Rs 5000 each while tickets for the Vijay Merchant Stand (upper and lower) have been priced at Rs 10000 and Rs 1000 respectively, the sources said.

"We have maintained the price for the East lower stand at Rs 250 and they have all been sold out," the sources said, a surprise considering the fact that the host team - Mumbai Indians - had not yet qualified for the knock-out stage of the Twenty20 League.