DEMANDS for tickets to the 27th Fiba-Asia Championship are expected to escalate especially after Gilas Pilipinas placed itself in a perfect position to contend for the title as well as one of three berths for next year’s World Basketball Championship.
With the knockout quarterfinals set to unfold on Friday, tickets to the tournament being held in the country for the first time in four decades have easily become one of the hottest commodities today.
That the national team of coach Chot Reyes emerged as the top team in its group following the preliminary round only fanned the demand for tickets in the biennial meet that cost P70 million to host.
As it is, ticket prices for the `evening sessions’ or primetime games have actually been raised by about 50 percent by organizers going to the final three days of the tournament.
Previously priced at P500, Lower A and B section tickets are now being sold at P1,500 starting for the quarterfinals and semifinals, while Patron A and B, which previously cost at P1,500, are already pegged at P2,000 and P2,300 for the quarters and P2,500 and P2,800 for the semis.
For the finals, Lower A and B will be sold at P2,000 and P2,500, while Patron A and B are priced at P3,300 and P3,000.
VIP tickets for the quarterfinals can be bought at P3,800, P4,500 for the semis, and P5,300 for the finals.
Upper box tickets are valued at P300 for the quarters and semis, and P350 for the finals.
General admission is pegged at P150 the rest of the way.
Ticket prices for the `morning sessions’ remain the same – Patron A (P500), Patron B (P300), Lower A (P250), and Lower B (P200).