Durand Cup appoints BookMyShow as exclusive ticketing partner for its 131st edition
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Industry Watch | August 9, 2022 | News
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The 131st Durand Cup football tournament announced BookMyShow, as their exclusive ticketing partner and fans can now purchase tickets on the platform. The Durand Cup is Asia’s longest-running football tournament and features 20 teams, up from 16 last year, including all 11 teams of India’s top division Indian Super League (ISL).
Scheduled between August 16th and September 18th. It is also set to be played in three states for the very first time, with Guwahati and Imphal also hosting 10 group stage games each, along with Kolkata as the third city.
Lt. Gen. K.K. Repswal, SM, VSM, Chief of Staff, Eastern Command, and Chairman Durand Organising Committee said, “Football is what it is because of the fans and it gives us great satisfaction and a sense of relief as well, that the Durand Cup will finally be played in front of packed stadia after a pandemic induced hiatus, last year. A holistic entertainment platform like BookMyShow is just what is needed in today’s day and age to ensure smooth ticketing operations for a tournament of this scale and we are happy that we will be able to provide spectators with a premium ticketing service such as this. We call all fans to purchase their tickets early to avoid disappointment and join us in making the 131st Durand edition a rip-roaring success.”
Anil Makhija, COO, Live Entertainment and Venues, BookMyShow said, “The upcoming 131st Durand Cup 2022 edition, marks an iconic event in the world of football in India, with fans across the country eagerly waiting for this tournament especially with the pandemic now behind us. BookMyShow is delighted to be associated with the historic and prestigious Durand Cup as their exclusive ticketing partner in what will certainly be an exciting month for avid football fans across the country. Let the Games begin!”
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Asia’s longest-running football tournament is all set to kick off on August 16th, at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK), Kolkata.