What happens to PBA tickets purchased before pandemic? Marcial answers

Sep 18, 2020

THE PBA earlier announced that, after almost seven months of hiatus, it's finally resuming its games next month through a bubble tournament format, similar to the NBA.

However, Commissioner Willie Marcial assured that the league is still targeting to have open door games next year, once it's allowed by the government.

So what happens to fans who already bought tickets ahead of the All-Filipino Cup?

"'Yung mga tickets na nabili na nila, they can keep it. Just like what I promised nung March, it's still going to be usable in the future games," Marcial told SPIN Life on Friday morning.

Seats to the out-of-town games for the 2020 PBA All-Filipino Cup had been already sold out prior to the suspension of the conference. But Marcial vowed to still honor them when the PBA returns to regular arenas with actual fans in attendance.

"Sa mga bumili ng ticket for Bataan, babalik kami don, kapag pwede na ulit. 'Yung mga ticket nila, gagamitin pa rin yan," he said.

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However, a few fans pleaded for refunds.

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    "Naglakas-loob na po ako magsalita kasi maraming taga-Bataan na din po ang nagtatanong kung paano. Pandemic din kasi, P3,000 din po ang binayad namin," one netizen said.

    For those clamoring for their money back, Marcial could only say that the PBA is closely working with the organizers of the postponed event.

    Due to travel limitations, both stakeholders have yet to release a concrete plan of execution.

    "Sa may gusto namang mag-refund, inaayos na natin with the promoters. Just wait for further announcements," he said.

    The PBA will make its big return on October 9 inside the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga.

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