Call to the City
Tuesday 17th April
Lord Mayor Councillor Kieran Mulhall has called on the city
Coventry’s Lord Mayor Councillor Kieran Mulhall has called on the city to join in the London 2012 spirit by attending the first Olympic-related football match.
The City of Coventry Stadium will host the decisive play-off match to determine which country takes the last spot in the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament when Senegal face Oman.
Tickets are on sale for the crunch game which will be played on Monday, April 23 (7.45pm).
Cllr Mulhall is urging as many people as possible to come along to the qualifier to show their civic pride in Coventry being a co-host city for the rapidly-approaching Olympics Games.
“The fact that the City of Coventry Stadium has been chosen to hold the Men’s Olympic Qualification play-off match is a terrific endorsement of the venue and the hard work shown by many people through the city,” he said.
“The amount of Olympic-related activity reflects well on the city and I think the enthusiasm that has been shown has shone through ever since it was announced we had been chosen as the only Midlands venue to host Olympic football matches.
“There is a tremendous feeling building up within Coventry and the region as the Olympic countdown moves ever nearer and this qualifier is a major milestone.
“We want as many people as possible to come along to the City of Coventry Stadium to support these two teams in their final step towards achieving their dream of being the final nation to qualify.
“Whether you are a football fan or not, Olympic fever is infectious and this will be a great game to get everyone in the mood for the matches to come during the summer.
“There will be some exciting young footballers on show from the African and Asian continents and this is a night when we can all join in to show our pride in our city.”
Tickets for the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament qualifier at the City of Coventry Stadium are available by logging on to www.theticketfactory.com/footballtournamentqualification or by telephoning 0844 338 800 and from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or by telephoning 0844 277 0700.
Hospitality packages for the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Qualification Play-Off Match are available from £20 and can be purchased by calling 0844 873 6323 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are available for the London 2012 Olympic Football Tournament, including matches at the City of Coventry Stadium. These tickets will go back on sale in late April or early May. View the full competition schedule by visiting www.tickets.london2012.com
More information on hospitality packages for Olympic Football matches at the City of Coventry Stadium is available by emailing email@example.com
PICTURE CAPTION: Coventry’s Lord Mayor Councillor Kieran Mulhall