THE PBA is hoping the Governors’ Cup Finals series between Ginebra and Meralco goes to the limit for the benefit of the league and the fans.
League chairman Robert Non said the longer the best-of-seven series goes, the more the fans can appreciate a hard-fought evenly-matched battle between two hungry teams.
“For the PBA, we want it to extend up to seven games,” Non admitted during the finals press conference on Thursday at the PBA Café. “It’s better for the fans to watch great games of these two teams. They’re both even considering they’ve beaten the top two teams, so walang paborito sa kanila.”
“The longer the series, the better for the PBA, the better for the fans,” he added. “It will give more revenue and it may break records. It will be a great series. I think it will go the distance.”
Non was also the chairman in 2013 when the league broke the record for gate receipts, amassing over P200 million in Season 38.
It seems the PBA is on track as far as gate receipts for this series is concerned as league commissioner Chito Narvasa bared that tickets for Games One and Two are almost sold out.
“For the first two games, there are (almost) no more tickets,” Narvasa said. “And there are a lot of reservations and waiting list for the next couple of games.”
“We realized how small Araneta is pala,” he added in jest. “It’s a good problem.”