STUDENTSCAN GET nearly a 60 per cent discount on tickets for the much-anticipated 'Invest Hong Kong Football Challenge 2003' match between Liverpool Football Club and the Hong Kong national team next month. With the cheapest regular-priced seats being sold for $280, the student charge of $120 means young people can afford to see stars such as Michael Owen and Emile Heskey in action. But anyone who wants to see the game should get their camping gear out. Tickets for the July 27 match are expected to be snapped up quickly when they go on sale at Hong Kong Stadium on July 5 (Saturday) at 9 am. Four tickets per person are allowed. 'I hope I can get tickets - but the earliest I'm prepared to go to the stadium to queue up is 5 am,' said Owen fan Nora Tong. The venue has a 40,000-odd capacity, but only 11,000 tickets will be on sale to the public. The rest of the allocation will be distributed through offical sponsors. The one-off match, organised by sports marketing specialists IMG, will be a pre-season warm-up for the Liverpool team, who are expected to bring all their top players to the territory. 'Our national team will gain valuable experience playing against some of the sport's most skilled and talented players,' said Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, president of official hosts, the Hong Kong Football Association. 'Local fans have an opportunity to see some truly spectacular football,' said Fok. 'The match is seen as a key part of re-launching local and world confidence in the city,' said Mike Rowse, secretary of the government's Economic Relaunch Strategy Group. 'The match will contribute both to the reassurance and recovery phases of relaunching Hong Kong. 'It will be the kind of high-profile event that will promote business and consumption.' The government has set aside $1 billion to raise Hong Kong's post-Sars profile, from which $200 million has been allocated to sport, entertainment and cultural events. Rowse also said that Owen would 'probably not' be the biggest name to visit Hong Kong this summer.