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Big Harvey
Post subject: Eden Gardens Tickets
PostPosted: 13:56 on 18th Sep 2012

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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The good news is that they're available to buy on-line.

The bad news is that it's through Kyazoonga. As anyone who went to the World Cup knows, that means you might be better off waiting until you get there.

http://ht.ly/dNoZc

If you do decide to buy on-line, be aware that nobody who ordered World Cup tickets for courier dispatch through Kyazoonga actually received them. We ended up having to queue up, sometimes for hours, to pick them up. What's more, you could only pick up tickets for the next game. Even if the following game was at the same ground, you had to queue up again for that! The ticket office was usually late opening too, so there was usually a long wait. It took months of e-mails to both Kyazoonga and the ICC as well as threats of legal action before the courier dispatch fee was refunded. I suspect most people gave up, so Kyazoonga will have hung onto (i.e. stolen) their courier dispatch fees.
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yorkielad1985
Post subject: Re: Eden Gardens Tickets
PostPosted: 15:19 on 18th Sep 2012

Joined: 15:14 on 18th Sep 2012
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Thanks for this. It does offer a pick-up from location though, is that still not to be advised?

And is it 1000 rupees (depending on the area) for the full 5 days?
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Eden Gardens Tickets
PostPosted: 14:33 on 18th Sep 2012

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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yorkielad1985 Wrote:
Thanks for this. It does offer a pick-up from location though, is that still not to be advised?

And is it 1000 rupees (depending on the area) for the full 5 days?


Yes. The tickets are all 5 day passes.

As far as I know everyone who ordered World Cup tickets from Kyazoonga managed to pick them up OK. However except for the games that sold out (i.e. the games against India and Bangladesh) it would have been quicker and easier just to buy them locally.

I can't see this game being a sell-out, although I also said that about the last Colombo Test. :oops:
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Rampage
Post subject: Re: Eden Gardens Tickets
PostPosted: 19:26 on 18th Sep 2012

Joined: 13:10 on 9th Apr 2012
Posts: 35
Thanks for that Harv. Where will the Barmy Army be congregating? Just so I can buy tickets for the right section of the ground?
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Pete Brandon
Post subject: Re: Eden Gardens Tickets
PostPosted: 08:49 on 19th Sep 2012

Joined: 13:09 on 19th Aug 2011
Posts: 8
So that's around £15 for a five day pass in the 'posh seats'?

Nice.
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Eden Gardens Tickets
PostPosted: 14:48 on 19th Sep 2012

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
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Location: Preston UK
Do'nt know about 'posh seats' but the view looked pretty good from everywhere when we 'reviewed' the place last year.
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herbertthecat
Post subject: Re: Eden Gardens Tickets
PostPosted: 12:47 on 27th Sep 2012

Joined: 12:40 on 27th Sep 2012
Posts: 2
Hi Big Harv

Your advice is to wait and buy on arrival, I presume there is a ticket office at the ground?

If you used the booking agent and intend to collect the tickets as was explained which had worked although with queues and therefore avoiding the courier issue, were people collecting them at the ground?

Would I be able to buy a season ticket for the five days on the first day of the test in your opinion and not miss too much?

First time to India so all new, which stand do you think the Army will head for?
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Eden Gardens Tickets
PostPosted: 15:03 on 27th Sep 2012

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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herbertthecat Wrote:
Hi Big Harv

Your advice is to wait and buy on arrival, I presume there is a ticket office at the ground?

If you used the booking agent and intend to collect the tickets as was explained which had worked although with queues and therefore avoiding the courier issue, were people collecting them at the ground?

Would I be able to buy a season ticket for the five days on the first day of the test in your opinion and not miss too much?

First time to India so all new, which stand do you think the Army will head for?


If you want the security of having a piece of paper in your hand saying that you've bought and paid for a ticket, and you don't mind queuing (possibly for a long time) at a poorly organised and understaffed ticket office, the location of which might not always be made clear in advance, and which might not open at the time you're told it will, by all means order from Kyazoonga. This might even be your best option if you don't get there until the morning of the game, just in case the ticket sales locally are done from a bank that doesn't open until play has aready started!

As for where the BA will be, that's one reason to leave buying a ticket until you get there. Security arrangements permitting, it enables you to have a look at the ground a day or two before, and ask around where other people are buying tickets for. You might even find that BA admin have an allocation of tickets to sell, which would save you hunting around and possibly queueing. Normally in India it's the mid-priced areas that are the most popular with independent England fans, while the tour groups normally get the posh seats . Unfortunately with Eden Gardens we don't have past experience to draw from, because we haven't played there since it was refurbished.
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Eden Gardens Tickets
PostPosted: 12:03 on 8th Nov 2012

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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The following is from Barmy Army HQ:

"Tickets from Kolkata are available from http://www.kyazoonga.com/, at the bottom of the page follow the link under Cricket and Sports Tickets. From there you will be able to purchase tickets for the game. We advise purchasing tickets for B Block, hopefully leading to all England fans being relatively close together."
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TC1
Post subject: Re: Eden Gardens Tickets
PostPosted: 17:10 on 8th Nov 2012

Joined: 16:04 on 2nd Sep 2011
Posts: 77
Thanks BH. Bearing in mind your original post I think I'll pass, and either get my Tickets from the Bank, or if they're not selling them, I'll got to Eden Gardens the day before the Test starts.
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