For the first time in history the Mariners have made a special gesture of goodwill towards the members of their rivals.
The biggest match in Indian football is set to be played on 3rd December at the Salt Lake Stadium as Mohun Bagan take on East Bengal in the I-League. Fans and spectators are already in a hurry to buy the limited number of tickets which are available online. Some have already started flocking both the club tents to buy tickets for the first I-League derby of the season and also the first derby at the Salt Lake after two long years.
In the midst of all this, Mohun Bagan officials suddenly comes out with a great gesture towards their rival’s official members as they have decide to give them free tickets and they don’t need to visit the Bagan tent to collect those as the tickets will be available at the East Bengal tent only.
Bagan Finance Secretary and top official Debashis Dutta said, “We, both clubs are two pillars of Indian football since its inception and have contributed in so many ways. We both are complementary to each other. So, we decided to give away free ticket to each East Bengal member. I had a chat with Nitu Sarkar (East Bengal official) regrading this matter and they have accepted it with warm hands and acknowledged us.”
Meanwhile, Bagan officials had a meeting among themselves regarding the organization of the derby and selling of the tickets. Following is the list of places from where and when derby tickets will be available:
Off-line Sale Counters: 30th November to 2nd December 11:00 am to 6 PM. at
Mohun Bagan Athletic Club
VYBK Salt Lake Stadium, Gate No 1 and 4.
East Bengal Club
Pradip Sports, 8,9 M.G. Road, Howrah – 711101 (opposite Howrah Stadium Raymond Shop)
Navaratna Gems & Jewels, 70/1/2, Gouri Bari Lane, Kolkata – 700004 (Near Aurobindo Setu)
Katha o Kahini, 13 Bankim Chatterjee Street, Kolkata – 700073 (Near College Street Coffee House)
Mallika, 183/1 Bidhan Sarani, Kolkata 700006 (Near Hedua Park)
Bridge View, Mandirtala Bus Stand, Shibpur (+919830184411)
Online Redemption Counter: 30th November to 2nd December from 11 am to 6 PM only at Mohun Bagan Athletic Club.
Mohun Bagan Members: Complementary Ticket would distributed 30th November to 2nd December from 11 am to 6 PM only at Mohun Bagan Athletic Club only.
For East Bengal Members: For the very first time Mohun Bagan Athletic Club is providing “FREE TICKETS” to the Members of East Bengal Club which will be available to them from East Bengal Club Tent only.