100,000 tickets sold for The Hundred in two days: ECB
Over 100,000 tickets including men’s Finals Day have been sold for The Hundred competition inside the first twenty-four hours of availability that started from Wednesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.
According to ECB the sale have “surpassed expectations”. Around 75,000 tickets were sold after the window opening and 25,000 tickets had been purchased by county and MCC members prior to that.
An ECB press release indicated the newly formed competition is going to be appealing for younger generations as over two thirds of tickets were purchased by under-45 age group and twenty per cent of the tickets have been bought for children under the age of 16.
The managing director of The Hundred, Sanjay Patel said the organizers are pleased with the prospect of reach for the competition. He said,
“We are pleased the competition has been met so positively by sports fans. Our ambition is always to grow cricket and bring new audiences into the game.
“Our priority will now be in managing the strong demand for tickets alongside our desire to see large numbers of young families attending. Despite a busy summer sport schedule, The Hundred is clearly being viewed as an unmissable. ”
he commented further.
The current sales window will remain open until 28 February while rest of the tickets will be sold to general public from April 8. The highest ticket prize for a men’s game at Cardiff is currently £22.
overall the most expensive tickets are Men’s fixtures at Lord’s and The Oval that is priced at £35. This figure will also go upward after April 22.
Tickets for children aged 6-15 are £5 each, while children under five are free with an adult. The maximum ticket price for any women’s game is £10.