16th March 2012

PRESS RELEASE

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Antigua & Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) has blocked out seats at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa , Florida, the venue for the opening encounter of the country’s 2014 World Cup Qualifier Campaign.

Antigua & Barbuda’s Benna Boys will take on the USA on June 8.

Fans from at home and abroad wishing to sit en bloc as they support the national team on their historic journey must purchase their tickets through the ABFA.

“In a stadium that holds 65,000 people, we know that it’s important for overall morale and commitment to all spheres of this campaign for everyone supporting Antigua & Barbuda to be clad in our colours and to be sitting in the same area,” ABFA President Everton Gonsalves said.

“We have asked, conservatively, for just over 4,000 seats to be allocated under this arrangement fully expecting that supporters from here and the Diaspora will respond positively and overwhelmingly,” Gonsalves said. “What I can also say is that transplanted Antiguans have already started purchasing tickets for the game.”

The sections that have been allocated are:
Section 134: Rows G – CC; 480 seats to be sold form this area: Midfield; cost of the tickets $ 85 USD; Section 135: Rows C-J; 168 seats to be sold from this area: VIP Midfield; cost of the tickets $65 USD; Section 137: Rows E – CC; 528 seats to be sold from this area: Midfield; cost of the tickets $65 USD;
Section 138: Rows P – CC; 312 seats to be sold from this area: Sidelines; cost of the tickets $50 USD;
Section 139: Rows B- CC- 600 seats to be sold from this area: Sidelines; cost of the tickets $50 USD;
Section 140: 343 seats to be sold from this area: Sidelines; cost of the tickets $50 USD;
Section 237, 236, and 237: 1,648 seats to be sold from this area: Midfield; cost of the tickets $65 USD;

Seating available can only be brought through the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association. Interested persons may reach the ABFA for further information or to purchase tickets by calling 1(268) 562-6012/14 or email abfa@candw.ag.