Ticket sales begin today (Thursday) for Chelsea Football Club's first ever match in Indonesia, part of the team's 2013 Here to Play, Here to Stay tour.
The game will take place on 25 July at Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta, with a strong Chelsea FC side taking on the BNI Indonesia All-Stars.
With Indonesia the home to one of the club's largest and most passionate fan-bases, with more than two million Chelsea Facebook likes, the tickets are expected to be in great demand. Kick-off in the Indonesian capital is 8.30pm (2.30pm in the UK).
'The time is right for Chelsea to play in Indonesia,' said Chelsea Chief Executive Ron Gourlay . 'It will be the first time in the country for many of our players and we really are looking forward to it.
'It will be the third and final game during July's visit to Asia, and we will bring the strongest squad we have available.'
Freshly-appointed manager Jose Mourinho said: 'I went to South Korea with Chelsea in 2005; I also went to Asia with Madrid and Inter, so I know Asia is special.
'It is a place that, wherever you go, you feel the passion for football and for the players. It is a fantastic place to go and that is not to promote football because they do not need football to be promoted there! It is to promote the club. To be a big club in Europe you need to take care of the big fanbase that is growing in Asia.
'We will be tired with the work we are doing to prepare for the new season but we must show a big effort to give the fans what they are waiting for. They want performance, good matches, goals and spectacle, and we will try to give them that.'
Purnomo Soetadi, EVP customer management and marketing division at Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) explained:'We are very pleased to be working alongside NineSport Inc. in bringing one of the biggest football clubs in the world with millionsof fans in Indonesia to play for the BNI Cup. We dedicate this match to our 100,000 and growing BNI-Chelsea FC payment card holders as well as all loyal supporters of the Blues in Indonesia.'
BNI are providing their customers with the opportunity to choose their favourite player to be part of the BNI Indonesia All-Stars side taking on Chelsea FC. This can be done by logging in to BNI's website ( www.bni.co.id ) and entering the account number or card number, and then selecting the player. Each customer will be able to input one player name.
Ticket sales for the match begin today at 12 noon at Indotix outlets and BNI Galleries. See below for locations. Online ticket sales (which will be available to overseas fans) will commence in early July at www.indotix.com . For further information, please visit www.indotix.com or www.ninesport.com or call the hotline number at 1 550 433 0811.
Tickets are divided into six price categories:
VVIP: Rp 3.500.000,- West VIP: Rp 2.000.000,- East VIP: Rp 1.500.000,- Category 1: Rp 750.000,- Category 2: Rp 300.000,- Category 3: Rp 150.000,-
On purchase, a ticket voucher will be received which can be exchanged for the match ticket from seven days before the match. The exchange can be done at any Indotix outlet.
Special Benefits for BNI Customers
All BNI customers can enjoy a 25% discount on tickets for the match from today to 26 June.From 27 June to 10 July, BNI customers can enjoy a 15% discount on tickets for the match. For those who do not have a BNI card or account, they can visit the nearest branch to open an account and immediately enjoy the benefits for this match. In addition, BNI credit card holders can enjoy other benefits such as additional discounts up to 50% with BNI Reward Point and 0% installment for three months with BNI Installment. BNI-Chelsea FC card holders will also receive a 5% cash back benefit when they purchase tickets from the BNI Galleries.
Special Benefit from NineSport Inc.
To honour Indonesian football fans, NineSport is offering all ticket holders (all categories) from the recent Garuda vs Oranje match, a 25% discount on the BNI Cup 2013 tickets.
· Menara Jamsostek Lantai 16, Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto No. 38, Jakarta 12710
· Ruko Grand ITC Permata Hijau Blok Sapphire No. 27, Jl. Arteri Permata Hijau, Jakarta12210
· Sing Square Family Karaoke, Jl. Kelapa Gading Boulevard Raya QF 1 No. 1, JakartaUtara
· PT. Argya Pusaka, Pusat Niaga Duta Mas Fatmawati Blok B2 No. 8 Lantai 1, Jl. RS.Fatmawati No. 39, Jakarta Selatan
· HDC 305 Cafe & Lounge, Bekasi Square Ruko 38-39, Jl. A. Yani, Bekasi
· Bandung Ticket Box, Be Mall Lantai 1 Blok E/11, Jl. Naripan No. 89, Bandung
BNI Gallery locations:
· Walk In Customer (WIC), Wisma 46 - BNI
· Senayan City, Jl. Asia Afrika Lot 19 Senayan City Lt.2 No.48
· Central Park, Jl. Letjen S Parman Kav.28 Central Park Office Tower
· Pondok Indah Mall, Jl. Metro Pondok Indah PIM.2 GF No.G.33-E
· Gandaria City, Jl. Sutan Iskandar Muda
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