The Local Organising Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 has announced a family-friendly ticketing programme ahead of next year’s much-anticipated Cricket World Cup tournament.
Children’s tickets for every pool match are just $5. Prices for adults during the 42-match pool stage start from just $20, meaning that a family of four can attend this once-in-a-generation event from just $50.
The 2015 World Cup will be jointly hosted by New Zealand and Australia in February and March, with 49 matches played across 14 venues.
Christchurch’s Hagley Oval will stage three pool matches during the Cup, among them the tournament’s opening match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka — a fixture that is sure to kick off the tournament in spectacular style.
Former New Zealand captain Lee Germon says the ICC’s ticketing approach maximises the potential for all cricket fans to be a part of the ICC Cricket World Cup’s return to New Zealand.
The pricing means that the majority of matches are an accessible and affordable outing for families and die-hard cricket fans alike. There will be 23 matches played across New Zealand, and three-quarters of tickets to these matches are $50 or less. Adults and children can enjoy a day out in the sun together, watching some stunning international test cricket and cheering on their favourite teams.
Lee Germon, says the ICC’s ticket pricing makes it easier for Cantabrians to enjoy and make the most of the recently upgraded Hagley Oval grounds. “The Cricket World Cup’s Christchurch matches are the perfect opportunity for families to come along and witness their spectacular local grounds play host to some truly word-class cricket. The best teams and best players will be going head to head in our backyard, and this is a chance for anybody and everybody to experience the action.”
The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup will be the 11th Cricket World Cup, and is scheduled to take place from 14 February to 29 March, 2015.
The Cup is being jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand and will feature 49 matches in 44 days across 14 Host Cities. The New Zealand Host Cities are Auckland, Hamilton, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin. Each will host three pool games — as will each of the seven Australian host cities — and every visiting team will play at least two pool matches in New Zealand.
Wellington will also host a quarter-final and Auckland a semi-final. Adult tickets for the Wellington quarter-final, which will feature New Zealand should they qualify, range from $50 to $150. Adult tickets for the Auckland semi-final start at $65, rising to $195. If New Zealand makes the final four, they will play that semi-final in Auckland, unless they are scheduled to play Australia and finished below them in Pool A.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 ticketing information:
- Tickets go on general sale from February 14 next year, but fans who want a chance to buy beforehand then can register at www.cricketworldcup.com to have access to a pre-sale
- Travel packages for the tournament (14 February to 29 March, 2015) are on sale from today at www.icctravel.net
- For detailed information about the tournament’s fixtures, visit www.icc-cricket.com
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