TO some, the Blue vs. Green 'Dream Game 2' may just end up as that, a dream, as tickets for the match won't come cheap.
According to SM Tickets, patron seats for Sunday exhibition game pitting former players of longtime rivals Ateneo and De La Salle now active in the PBA are pegged at P1,500, while lower box tickets cost P1,200.
Upper box tickets for the match to be held at the Mall of Asia Arena are worth P500, while general admission seats are priced at P100. Part of the proceeds from the match will go to charity.
A prominent alumnus of one of the schools, however, finds the ticket prices a bit stiff even among his fellow graduates considering it is only an exhibition game with nothing at stake.
“Alam mo naman mga Pilipino, I doubt if many people will watch because it’s only an exhibition game,” said the alumnus.
The ticket prices for the `Dream Game’ are in fact thrice higher than those for the La Salle-Ateneo game to be played in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup a day earlier.
Ringside tickets for the Filoil Cup match at The Arena in San Juan on Saturday are priced at P500, lower box seats P350, and upper box section P200.
Rain or Shine rookie Chris Tiu leads the Ateneo roster which also has Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Wesley Gonzales, Enrico Villanueva, JC Intal, Doug Kramer, Paolo Bugia, Noy Baclao, Eric Salamat, Magnum Membrere, and Eman Monfort.
Alaska's JV Casio, meanwhile, spearheads a La Salle side that also has Mike Cortez, MacMac Cardona, Ryan Arana, TY Tang, Don Allado, Joseph Yeo, RenRen Ritualo, Willie Wilson, Rico Maierhofer, Carlo Sharma, and Jerwin Gaco.
Franz Pumaren and Sandy Arespacochaga will call the shots for the Green Archers and Blue Eagles, respectively.