MANILA, Philippines – Despite the hike in ticket prices, fans patiently lined up for tickets to the quarterfinal clash between Gilas Pilipinas and Kazakhstan on Friday night.
According to Reuben Terrado’s Spin.ph report, heavy traffic also hit the SM Tickets website as fans bid to purchase tickets online.
Organizers recently raised the ticket prices for the knockout games following Gilas Pilipinas’ string of successes in the ongoing 27th FIBA Asia Men's Championship.
Tickets for the Philippines versus Kazakhstan quarterfinal game range from P150 to P3,800.
Some fans have decided to buy tickets for the Saturday and Sunday games after getting word that seats for the Gilas-Kazakhstan game are running out.
If the Nationals hurdle Kazakhstan on Friday, it will battle the winner of the Qatar-Korea match in the semis on Saturday. The championship match, meanwhile, is set on Sunday.