Free entry in MOA Arena for Alab Pilipinasí first home game
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 04, 2017 09:11 PM
Photo courtesy of Alab Pilipinas Twitter
Alab Pilipinas will be playing in the biggest venue it has ever played in to commence its campaign for the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League.
The Filipinos will be playing host to defending champion Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club on November 19 at the MOA Arena.
It will be the first time that the Philippines’ representatives in the region’s first and only professional league will be playing in one of the country’s foremost venues.
In their maiden season, Alab played in provincial venues as well as the Olivarez College Gym in Paranaque.
Now, however, they only want more and more Filipinos to be there to cheer them on. “It’s a treat to our supporters,” team manager Charlie Dy said.
The even better news is that seating will be free of charge as the team itself will be giving away tickets for free.
Dy said fans only need to check their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts to find out how to avail of free entry.
Those who will make it inside the 20, 000-seater arena in Pasay will be treated to a Filipino team bannered by reigning and defending Local MVP Ray Parks Jr. and coached by legendary Jimmy Alapag.
Flanking them are also legendary Dondon Hontiveros, American reinforcements Ivan Johnson and Reggie Okosa, as well as battle-hardened veterans Robby Celiz, Lo Domingo, Pao Javelona, Rico Maierhofer, Pamboy Raymundo, Oping Sumalinog, and Josh Urbiztondo.
Alab will be challenging the defending champions who will still be led into battle by World MVP Marcus Elliott and Asean Heritage MVP Tyler Lamb along with Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger.
And for those who will not make it inside the MOA Arena, all of the action will still be on S+A, S+A HD, and sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/abl.
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