Can the FEU-UST Finals series break the UAAP crowd record?

Mark Escarlote on Nov 24, 2015 03:44 PM
Can the FEU-UST Finals series break the UAAP crowd record?
Far Eastern University and University of Sto. Tomas will clash for the UAAP men's basketball title for the first time since 1979.

Fans, students and supporters of Far Eastern University and University of Sto. Tomas are expected to troop to and fill the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Wednesday as the two schools clash in Game One of the 78th UAAP men’s basketball best-of-three championship series.

For the Tamaraws’ side, team manager Richie Ticzon said that they know that they will be playing behind a sea of green and gold.    

“Ubos (na ang mga ticket). Kanina nga before I went here I was in Morayta, so sold out daw lahat e,” Ticzon told reporters Tuesday in the session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum at Shakey’s Malate. 

The team official is hoping that this will translate into actual gate attendance in the Tamaraws’ first championship series against the Tigers since FEU won it all in 1979.

“Everybody’s trying to look for tickets pero wala na kaming makuha e. I don’t know what happened pero yung allotment ng FEU ubos daw, so that’s a good sign,” added Ticzon.

“Sana mapuno namin ang crowd because our game against Ateneo medyo ¼ lang kami. Medyo ¾ ang Ateneo e,” said Ticzon.  “Hoping kami this Wednesday mas marami ang crowd ng FEU.”

In Season 77, the Game 3 of the championship showdown between FEU and National University marked the UAAP basketball record-crowd of 25,118 at the Big Dome breaking the series’ Game 2 gate attendance of 24,896.      

The Philippine Basketball Association’s 40th season opener last October 19, 2014 holds the largest live attendance in the country with a total of 52,612 held at the 55,000-seater Philippine Arena in Bulacan.

    

 

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