LOC of FIFA issues brief in response to empty seats at stadium
Despite getting all tickets sold out in online platform for October 8 FIFA Under-17 World Cup matches, several seats at the Sarusajai Stadium remained empty.
The scene of several thousands of seats being empty on the first day of the match trigerred major fury among all football fans.
In response to the posts and queries that circulated on social media platforms, Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 issued a brief in response to the social outcry.
"All the tickets that have been put up for sale, are the maximum number of tickets that can be sold at each venue discounting below mentioned commitments. When a venue appears sold out, it reflects the position of tickets that have been put out for sale.
Discounting the contractual obligations with the Hosting Association, all the participating teams, all the 13 commercial partners of the Tournament, the host broadcaster, the signatories of host city, stadium and training site agreements and other stakeholders with which there are contracts with regards to the Tournament, to provide tickets," the LOC said.
Sarusajai stadium on match day