TICKETS for the sixth and final window of the 2023 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers will be on sale on Jan. 8 as the Philippine Arena once again welcomes Gilas Pilipinas.
The Philippines will host Lebanon on Feb. 24, Friday, and Jordan on Feb. 27, Monday, to wrap up the second round of the qualifiers in the Bocaue arena.
This is the first time that Gilas will play in the cavernous venue since the infamous Philippines-Australia brawl back in July 2018.
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What's different, though, is that this will serve as a precursor for the World Cup which the country will jointly host with Japan and Indonesia come August this year.
As expected, prices are going to be lofty with the closest courtside VVIP seats costing P16,300 and courtside VIP at P9,800.
From there, the prices take a bit of a drop with patron gold at P2,500, patron silver at P1,700, patron bronze at P1,100. The free seating sections, meanwhile, are at the lower box area at P300 and general admission area at P100.
Gilas is already qualified to the World Cup as one of the hosts, but would want to build momentum heading into the World Cup as it currently holds a 5-3 win-loss record, sitting at third in Group E.
The Filipinos are motivated to get back at the Cedars after tasting an 85-81 defeat last Aug. 25 in Zouk Mikael, while they want to sweep the Falcons after taking the 74-66 win in Amman last Nov. 10.