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Season passes go on sale from Tuesday

The TTFA/NLCB Season Pass which was launched last week will go on sale to the public at eight First Citizen’s Bank branches across the nation from Tuesday October 4th, 2016.

The new partnership with the National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB)  entails the introduction of a Season Pass Program for all of its official National Team Matches through to November 2017, inclusive of the five home games in the CONCACAF Final Round.

The Season Passes will be on sale at the following FCB branches : Independence Square, One Woodbrook Place, San Fernando, Gulf View,Tunapuna, Arima, Chaguanas and Scarborough.

There will be 5,000 season passes for the uncovered section and 1400 for the covered section. The Season Passes cost $2,000 (Covered Section) and $1,000 (Uncovered Section).

Meantime, the focus shifts to  Scotiabank Caribbean Cup action with this country’s senior national men’s team taking on the Dominican Republic in a qualifier at the Ato Boldon stadium from 7pm on Wednesday. The Dominican Republic team is scheduled to arrive in the country from Santo Domingo at 4:15pm on Monday.

The Spanish-speaking Caribbean opponents are coming off a 1-0 victory over Puerto Rico in a friendly on August 30th. They progressed to the third round of the Caribbean Cup by way of 2-1 win over French Guiana in June, also defeating Bermuda 1-0 and Barbados 2-0.

Their team to face T&T is captained by ex-W Connection forward Jonathan Pena who now plays for Panamanian club Arabe Unido. The majority of their team comprises players based at home with the exception of a couple players based in Spain including defender Tano Bonnin who once played with the Real Madrid C team. He now plays for Spanish club CA Osasuna. Also in their side is defender Carlos Julio Martinez who plays for Spanish club Marbella FC and previously played for the Villarreal “B” team up to last season.

T&T’s US-based defender Aubrey David meantime, is expecting Wednesday’s affair to be nothing but challenging  for the hosts.

“These type of games are never easy because every team wants to come hard at us when it comes to the regional competition. This is Dominican Republic’s only real chance of making it to an international competition like the Caribbean Cup and then the Gold Cup, so for them it’s like a World Cup qualifier. We expect they will be coming with everything,” David told TTFA Media.

“But I think we are in a good shape at the moment having just come off our World Cup qualifiers and still very much in that frame of mind for the qualification with the hex starting next month. And with this all the players will be focused on the task ahead plus of course we know how important it is for us to move onto the Gold Cup next year,” added the Dallas FC defender.