Cheapest tickets for NBA pre-season game in PH already sold out


01:23 PM June 16th, 2013

By: Celest R. Flores, June 16th, 2013 01:23 PM

Seat Plan at Mall of Asia Arena. Taken from

MANILA, Philippines — Just an hour after the selling opened Sunday morning, the cheapest tickets for the first ever NBA pre-season game here set in October were already sold out.

The Houston Rockets led by James Harden, and the Eastern Conference finalist Indiana Pacers, visit Manila on October 10 ahead of the 2013-2014 NBA season as part of the league’s Global Games.

Tickets for the section E grey at the Mall of Asia Arena pegged at P550 — the most affordable among the other sections whose prices range from P4,200 and up — are no longer available, a representative of SM Tickets  told over the phone.

The representative said these were sold out at around 11 a.m.

Despite lining up early, Levi Azul, 20, still wasn’t able to buy the tickets for section E. He was fourth in line at the SM North ticket booth.

“I lined up early, but at around 10:15 a.m., the tickets were already sold out. I think the person who was first in line was the only one able to buy the gen-ad (general admission) tickets,” said Azul, an Engineering student in Mapua.

Tickets Sections D orange (P 4,200), C Blue (P 8,400), Premium B Green (P27,000), Premium A Red (P32,300) are still available, though, according to SM Tickets.

SM Tickets also opened up selling for the courtside seats — which will be the closest to the action. The ticket costs a whopping P54, 000, including NBA merchandise.

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