TICKETS for the deciding Game 7 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals between the Alaska Aces and the San Miguel Beermen were sold out, just eight hours after its release on Monday.
An official from SM Ticketing, which handles the sale of the tickets for Wednesday's game set at the posh SM Mall of Asia Arena, bared that tickets to the premium seats have been sold out after five hours.
Even the standing room only (SRO) tickets which will allow extra spectators in the lower box and upper box sections have been sold out, she added.
At posting time, only a small number of general admission tickets are still available but SM Ticketing officials said they expect it to run out before the day is over.
“We have no figure regarding the tickets still on sale but there’s quite a few remaining,” said the SM ticketing officer. “Our SRO tickets have been sold out kanina pa po. We released it kanina rin.”
Even former PBA officials like Raffy Casyao and Air 21 governor Lito Alvarez are also said to have a hard time securing tickets for the game.
Some players, who normally receive ticket perks, saw their allocations slashed as demand went up.
The 2015 PBA season opener at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan holds the record in terms of attendance with 52,612 fans, breaking the record set in Game Seven of the 2014 PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series between Barangay Ginebra and San Mig (now Star) which drew 24,883 fans to the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The MOA Arena has a smaller capacity that the two stadia.