A CAPACITY crowd is expected for Game 5 of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
As early as 1:30 p.m., or a five five hours before tip-off of the crucial duel between San Miguel and Ginebra, long queues of fans have started to snake around the Big Dome, all hoping to secure the hottest ticket in town.
Not even the unusual nature of the series – with games being decided by an average winning margin of 30.25 points – could discourage the fans from trooping to the historic venue to witness two of the most popular teams in the PBA today go a step closer to the championship.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the series has attracted an average of 12,710 fans in the first four games of the series, a high for the midseason conference, with the highest gate attendance of 15,042 set in Game 2 last Sunday.
But if there’s one thing those long lines could promise, that number will be shattered tonight.