A MALL of Asia Arena official has denied wide-spread rumors that special ringside tickets priced at more than P50,000 each for the much-awaited NBA preseason game have already been sold out.
MOA Arena public relations officer Stephanie Henares said that contrary to rumors, the price of tickets to the first NBA preseason game to be staged in the country has yet to be set, pending a decision from the NBA.
Consequently, tickets have yet to be released and reservations are not being entertained, she added.
“We’re still having the prices approved by the NBA. And there’s no reservation (in advance) because that would be unfair to everyone who wants to watch the game,” Henares told Spin.ph.
Henares' statements run contrary to rumors that tickets for the so-called 'Jack Nicholson' seats priced at P53,000 each have already been snapped up by people with connections to the Sys, the family that owns the MOA.
Once the prices are set, Henares said tickets to the October 10 game between the Houston Rockets and the Indiana Pacers will be made available to the public through SM Tickets.
She also assured the public that SM Tickets is capable of accommodating the expected huge demand for tickets once it starts selling.
“Once we have the final prices for tickets, we will make the proper announcement in a press conference,” she added.
Hans Sy, son of business tycoon Henry Sy, was the man behind the dream-come-true project of the SM Group of Companies, which has long wanted to bring world-class sports action in the country through its newly built, state-of-the-art arena in Pasay City.