When Cayman take on Bermuda in the World Cup qualifier on Sunday absolutely every seat will be accounted for. There will be no standing permitted either.
All World Cup games are seated only. No one is allowed to stand. Every ticket has to have a gate number, section number, row number and seat number. The capacity is 3,077 and under no circumstances will that figure be topped.
Jeffrey Webb, president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, emphasised the crowd restrictions for this game.
He said: ‘It’s very important for us that we communicate this to the public. We want everyone to get their tickets as early as possible so that there’s a chance that you can sit down with your family.
‘The Truman Bodden pitch is more or less ready already. The pitch is laid, floodlights working and it just needs to be marked out and posts put in. The squad trained there on Monday night before leaving for Jamaica next morning.’
Tickets range from $10 in the East Stand to $15 in the West Grandstand. For those wanting to really splash out, there is a small VIP area where tickets are $80. Tickets are available at all Western Union locations and also Funky Tangs, Captain’s Bakery, Digicel (the chief sponsors) and Galleria.
Webb is hoping to not have to sell tickets on the day. ‘FIFA is asking that we pre-sell as many tickets as possible because any time you have a large gathering there is always the possibility of a hiccup. This is different for the Cayman public because everyone is so used to paying on the day.
‘We’re basically all set to go. The field is looking magnificent and the facilities are great. And of course, restoring our sports facilities is part of the healing process.
‘It’s unfortunate that it’s one of the last things to be restored to fully get over Hurricane Ivan. So we look forward to the game.
‘I must thank the Minister of Sport Mr Alden McLaughlin and also the ministry in preparing the venue. Sports is really a celebration of life and I hope on 30 March it will be a massive celebration for Cayman.’
Cayman have just come back from a week’s training camp in Jamaica with technical director Carl Brown who is fine tuning them for the big one.
The Cayman Islands Football Association is seeking suitable volunteers to assist the CIFA during the day of the match. All interested persons should contact the CIFA office at 949-5775 or [email protected].