By Sports Reporter/Doha
The Qatar Football Association (QFA) announced yesterday the allocation of prizes that are worth 3 million riyals for the fans attending the matches of H H the Emir Cup 2014.
Allocating countless prizes in all the rounds of the tournament is a way for QFA to show its appreciation to the loyal fans that have been supporting the Emir Cup for many years. It’s also to attract new fans to the different matches and encourage them to be present and not miss out on the fun and action of the prestigious tournament.
Spectators will have the chance to win new mega prizes including cars from Toyota, iPhones, iPads, BlackBerry phones and coupons from Sony – Fifty One East and Al Nahdi Group. The raffle draws will take place in the matches of Rounds 2, 3, 4 (quarter- finals), 5 (semi-finals) and 6 (final) of the tournament.
Fans have to buy tickets to be eligible to enter the raffle draw which will take place in the stadia before match kick-off. Fans can buy their tickets from the stadia for rounds 2-5, as for round 6 (final match), fans can buy their tickets from the 7 ticket outlets.
Final match tickets will be sold in Villaggio, The Mall, Landmark Mall, Lagoona Mall, Souq Waqif, Fifty One East in City Centre, and Al Khor Mall. Tickets for the final match will only be sold in the evening, except for on weekends, where they will be sold in the morning and in the evening hours.
Commenting on the occasion, Ahmed Abdulaziz al-Buainain, Member of the Executive Committee and President of the Supervising Committee of the tournament: “QFA is keen on attracting a big number of spectators in the Emir Cup and allocating this amount of prizes is a demonstration of QFA’s commitment in ensuring that the most important tournament of the year is organised to highest of standards.”
He added: “We have had numerous meetings during the last period in order to organise another successful tournament this year”.
Khalid al-Kuwari, COO of QFA, commented: “It is our pleasure to announce the selling of tickets for the first rounds of the Emir Cup 2014 which reaches a total of 10,000 tickets. We are going to sell tickets from the stadia, and as for the final match, we have allocated 7 ticket outlets in order to cater to the needs of the fans that come from different parts of Qatar.”
He added: “The reason we are selling the final match tickets at an early stage is to give our fans enough time to buy their tickets well in advance before the final match that kicks off on 17th May in Khalifa International Stadium.”
He also said: “We have organised many events that are in line with the Emir Cup in which we will announce at a later stage. Many fan-tailored events will be held in different malls. Other events include the trophy tour, Asian Communities Football Tournament which already kick-started earlier this month, and fanzones that will offer countless activities.”
It is worth mentioning that the Emir Cup is the last tournament of the season and is one of the most popular tournaments in the country. The final match will take place on 17th May and will be held in Khalifa International Stadium. The Emir Cup 2014 runs from 21st April until 17th May and matches are played in four stadia, Al Arabi Stadium, Qatar Sports Club, Al Sadd Stadium and Khalifa International Stadium.