ON Tuesday, April 26, SM Tickets will begin selling tickets for the year’s biggest basketball event in the country — the 2016 Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament, where Gilas Pilipinas guns for a place in the Rio De Janeiro Olympics before home fans at the Mall of Asia Arena from July 5 to 10.
Since news came out that Fiba picked the Philippines to host one of the three OQTs, SPIN.ph has been receiving a lot of inquiries regarding tickets. The Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas (SBP) later bared in a press conference the ticket prices for the said event as well as the process on how it will be made available to the public.
SPIN.ph now lists the five things fans need to know about the tickets, as per information from Fiba.com.
Where to buy the tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online at smtickets.com starting on April 26.
Only tournament pass will be initially available from April 26 to May 15
Season tickets, also called tournament passes, will be the first to be put on sale from April 26 to May 15, and that tickets for specific playdates will be available later.
A tournament pass entitles the holder to watch all the games — two games per day — for the entire five-day run of the competition. Tickets for the VIP section costs P47,000, patron at P39,500, and lower box at P31,500. The price doesn’t include ticket charges and government charges.
Gameday tickets will be sold starting May 16
Come May 16, tickets for the game days, also called single day passes, will be available.
Tickets for game days where Gilas Pilipinas will be seeing action — July 5 against France and July 6 against New Zealand — are priced at P10,000 for the VIP, P8,500 for the patron, P6,800 for lower box, P400 for upper box, and P200 for general admission.
Game days without Gilas, meantime, are pegged at P5,000 for VIP, P4,000 for patron, P3,000 for lower box, P400 for upper box, and P200 for general admission.
Meantime, tickets for the semifinal games will cost a buyer P12,000 for VIP, P10,000 for patron, P8,000 for lower box, P400 for upper box, and P200 for general admission, while tickets for the final are pegged at P14,000 for VIP, P12,000 for patron, P10,000 for lower box, P400 for upper box, and P200 for general admission.
Prices do not include ticket charges and government charges
Tickets still available on game day
For those who weren’t able to purchase tickets on the dates earlier mentioned, fans can still get their hands on tickets on the game day itself. According to the Fiba website, however, only a minimum of 500 single day passes for the general admission section will be available at the Mall of Asia Arena ticket booths.
To give you a clear idea on the location, here's the seat plan of the MOA Arena.