I have the tickets in my hot little hands. David and I trekked on over to Al Sadd stadium yesterday to see what tickets were on tap for the upcoming AC Milan-Al Sadd match on Wednesday, March 4th. Truthfully, I've never joined Beckham mania, but may as well since the time is right. The tickets ranged from QR250 to QR10,000, so I told the ticket salesman, Yassir, that we'd take the QR10,000 tickets and he laughed at me! Ok, so now that we are friends, time to get serious. Wanting to see what our money would buy us, Yassir gave us a tour of the stadium in true Doha style. He asked our names and for my phone number and officially declared us as friends. Upon entering the stadium, you could feel the excitement of the upcoming event. David checked out the seats from every angle and was "getting into the mode". Up until then, I just got the usual grunts when mentioning the game. So after tossing around our options, we told Yassir what we wanted and he tells us, "Come back after 4:00pm, I'm on my lunch break". Imagine that. So we did, and now we look forward to joining the Beckham mania that will be descending upon Doha.
Note: Received a phone call from Yassir today asking me for lunch....hmm. Dang, I didn't know he was serious! I've got to tone down my enthusiasm and friendliness.