Sellout crowd at The Arena sees young Ultra Fast Hitters overcome veteran Lady Troopers in V-League final
The Arena officials say the stadium capacity is at 4,000 but V-League officials estimate the crowd inside at 4,500. Freddie Dionisio

FANS packed every nook and cranny at The Arena in San Juan for the decider of the V-League finals and they were treated to a thrilling match by PLDT and Army.

The match featuring some of the best volleybelles in the country — the duel featured more than half of the players bound for the Southeast Asian Games — and was expected to draw a crowd, but league officials were not able to find a bigger venue due to unavailability of the other arenas such as Araneta Coliseum and MOA Arena.

[See PLDT survives five-set thriller against Army to claim V-League Open Conference title]

Filoil Flying V Arena officials say the capacity of the stadium is at 4,000 but league officials believe around 4,500 were at the venue.

Hundreds failed to get in and even encountered a fan outside the arena begging for a ticket.

Inside, some fans, out of excitement after PLDT Home Ultera’s fourth-set win, threw out some cardboard fans given out for free at the start of the match. It happened again when the Ultra Fast Hitters formally won Game Three.

The V-League finals was also a blockbuster online as ‘PLDT’, ‘Jaja Santiago’, ‘Finals MVP’, ‘Daquis’, and ‘Army’ becoming a trending topic not only in the Philippines but worldwide on Twitter.

[See No rest for the weary as practice for SEA Games to go on as scheduled after tough V-League finals]

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