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17,500 tickets have already been sold – just 2000 more are available.
50 days to the VELUX EHF FINAL4
Handball fans have voted with their feet - with just 50 days to go before the start of the VELUX EHF FINAL4 and before the first matches of the Quarterfinals have been played - 17,500 tickets have already been sold for Europe’s premier club handball event.
The LANXESS arena in Cologne will play host to the two-day event on 28 and 29 May 2011. With a maximum capacity of 19,500 spectators, just 2000 tickets remain as yet unsold – tickets which will be available to buy direct from the four participating teams in the week following the VELUX EHF FINAL4 Draw, taking place in Cologne on Monday 2 May 2011.
Interest in the VELUX EHF FINAL4 extends around the world, with fans from more than 25 nations from across Europe and as far afield as Canada having bought tickets for the event. 30 television companies will show the event live and delayed, and it looks set to be watched by many more than the 30 million TV viewers who followed the action from Cologne last year.
Fans still have a few weeks until they will know who will make it all the way the second edition of VELUX EHF FINAL4, with the last matches of the Quarterfinals second leg to be played on Sunday 1 May 2011. The eight teams and fixtures of the VELUX EHF Champions League Quarterfinals are: SG Flensburg-Handewitt (GER) versus Renovalia Ciudad Real (ESP), HSV Hamburg (GER) versus Chekhovskie Medvedi (RUS), Rhein-Neckar Löwen (GER) versus Montpellier Agglomeration HB (FRA) and F.C. Barcelona Borges (ESP) versus THW Kiel (GER).
Commenting on the huge spectator interest in the event, Peter Vargo, Managing Director of EHF Marketing GmbH, said: “The VELUX EHF FINAL4 has established itself, following the success of the first event in 2010, as the event all handball fans must be at. The mix of top-class handball, entertainment and the incredible atmosphere in the LANXESS arena is too good to miss.”
Such is the interest in the VELUX EHF FINAL4 from sponsors, partners, business and the general public that all 1500 VIP tickets for the LANXESS arena’s Backstage Restaurant, VIP and Business Boxes and additional VIP Lounges have already been already been taken up.
Ticket buyers still have a chance of being in the LANXESS arena live and in person as the best four teams in Europe compete for the VELUX EHF Champions League title. Travel partner, Vietenours, still has 50 “Ticket plus Hotel Packages” available for sale. Further information and contact details at ehfFINAL4.com.
In the unlikely event that the four participating clubs do not take up their complete allocation, any remaining tickets will be released for sale ahead of the VELUX EHF FINAL4 via the official ticket shop at ehfFINAL4.com. Further information on where fans of the four participating clubs can purchase tickets will be released during the first week of May 2011.