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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
THE Cebu Football Association announced that tickets to the much-awaited Philippine Azkals and Singapore Lions face-off on Nov. 15 at the Cebu City Sports Center will be distributed today.
In the board’s official launching of the event yesterday, it announced that tickets for Cebu’s first international hosting stint will be available for sale at any SM Cinema ticket booths nationwide.
The group partnered with SM for the distribution of the tickets that will be made available in its 44 ticket outlets in the country. It can also be purchased online at www.smtickets.com.
Patrons in Visayas can purchase the tickets at SM Cebu, SM Consolacion, SM Bacolod and SM Iloilo, while those coming from Mindanao can buy the tickets at SM Davao and SM Cagayan de Oro.
To prevent chaos on game day, the seats will be numbered and one can actually choose one’s seats upon purchase of tickets, just like booking for a movie.
The seat numbers will be reflected in the band that will be given to the viewer for easy counter-checking with the ticket marshals.
The group will also be adopting the Sinulog colors in selling the 5,129 tickets.
The VIP tickets are priced at P2,000, while the red tickets located at the back will cost P800.
White tickets are priced at P600, while the yellow and blue tickets are at P400. Pink and green are P200.
The board will also set up additional bleachers, which will be at P1,000 per seat, and they will also be giving a total of 100 free tickets in radio and online promotions.
Part of the ticket proceeds will also be given to the Philippine Councilors’ League
Cebu City Chapter.
“This will be the first for Cebu. We’re trying our best to do it successfully to put Cebu on the football map that could lead to Cebu hosting more tournaments in the future,” said CFA President Engr. Ricky Dakay.
CFA will also purchase Nike Maxim soccer balls for the game, which will be used for future CFA-sanctioned tournaments, while the improvements at the sports center on the rooms will become permanent already.
This will be the last game for both teams before the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup and locals are encouraged to wear blue in support of the men’s national football team.
“Let’s make this hosting happen. We can’t do it alone but we need the support of Cebuanos,” Dakay added.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 17, 2012.