ONE way or another, history will be made in the UAAP Season 81 on Wednesday afternoon.
University of the Philippines and Adamson will both be looking to break a long absence from the UAAP Finals when they clash at the Smart Araneta Coliseum for the right to place top seed and early finalist Ateneo.
“Both teams are gunning for history. Us making the finals, same thing with UP,” said Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren. “It’s gonna be a fun game, it’s gonna be a classic game."
The Adamson community certainly heeded Pumaren’s call, especially with the Falcons in the minority of the near 15,000 people in attendance last Sunday.
On Tuesday morning, Adamson University president Fr. Marcelo V. Manimtim announced the cancellation of classes in senior high school and college on Wednesday from 12 noon onwards so that the community can come out and support the Falcons as they gun for their first finals appearance since 1992.
Cancelling classes is the easy part for fans of Adamson; getting a hold of tickets for the biggest game of the school in a long time is another.
Tickets have been sold out since Monday. There is little or no chance of scoring tickets from those allocated to the two schools.
Over at Diliman, the school has already set up three viewing parties for those who can’t get hold of tickets as the Fighting Maroons look to make the finals for the first time in 32 years.
In a post by ‘nowheretogobutUP’ two 9 x 12 screens will be set up at Sunken Garden for viewing for fans in the school.
There are also separate viewing parties at the Palma Hall and the UP Theater. There’s still no word as to whether the school will be suspending classes or not, but there’s a growing clamor for class cancellations in the community.