New Delhi: Empty seats during the Junior World Cup hockey here has not gone well with the FIH and the world body's chief Leandro Negre today said that in future the organisers should be pro-active in bringing spectators in the stadium.
"India has always been a good host but our only concern is lack of spectators. We are not satisfied with this in the Junior Hockey World Cup and we have to find a solution. In future, the organisers have to be pro-active before the tournament, like free tickets can be distributed in schools and colleges. They can offer free cold drink or tea along with the ticket," Negre told PTI Bhasha in an interview.
He said it was necessary to popularise the game worldwide and for that raising the glamour quotient was a must.
"We have to do something additional to attract people. It can be Bollywood stars, cheerleaders, fireworks, music, etc. We have to glamourise the game like IPL in cricket. Hockey India League is a right step in this direction. We can not compete with cricket but we can approach," he said.