MOA Arena to sell UAAP finals game 3 tickets only on game day


MANILA, Philippines—SM Tickets will open ticket selling for game three of the UAAP men’s basketball finals between La Salle and the University of Santo Tomas scheduled on Saturday only on the day itself.

The ticketing network of Mall of Asia Arena announced on its Facebook account Tuesday that fans may buy tickets just half an hour before the 3:30 p.m. rubber match.

“1 ticket per physically present person. Those in line will be directed straight to the venue entrance. Customer will not be allowed to leave the line after purchase,” SM Tickets also said.

This tightened process came after a surplus of problems involving scalpers arose during the ticket selling for game two of the finals last week at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

SM Tickets also disclosed that only a total of 1,800 Standing Room Only tickets will go on sale from the lower box, upper box, and general admission sections.

“Best available tickets at the time of purchase,” the Facebook post said.

There will be no selling in SM Tickets branches or through their website, and only at the Marina Way ticket booth at MOA Arena.

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  • Mux

    How many ticket windows are there at the Mall of Asia? Did they do any time and motion studies to realize that 30 mins to sell all those tickets is not enough? Basic math!


    Recent events in the UAAP showed the Big Benefactors at work in the competition. Alumni giving back for the school success. They really feel that they are part of their institution. You’ll see the support of most of them while they are seated at the Patron or lower box side. Indeed, this is the most opportune time to strengthen ties with our alumni where you could make them feel part of your success. Though, Tickets were sold out but it’s disheartening to see that a lot of seats in the Patron-UST side are vacant or audience with Green shirts. UST must begin to realize the immense benefits of getting their alumni to be partners of their vision in every aspects of their endeavours so as not to be left behind. Let us make them a part of your progress!

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  • RedvD

    Good move by SM to level the playing field among those who have the money, paying scalpers and not lining up and the poor students who are really the audience of this game. But it looks like 30min is not enough. They should start selling around 1PM

  • Batang 80’s

    Tapos na ang game bago makapasok ang huling makakabili ng ticket.

  • akramgolteb

    Ay tanga. Pagpalagay natin 10 000 ang seating capacity ng MOA, mas madami pa siguro, kaya kaya magbenta ng MOA ng 10 000 tickets sa loob ng 30 mins? Napakaraming paraan para mabawasan ang scalper: a) Sa loob ng UST & DLSU sila magbenta ng ticket, No student ID, no ticket, strictly 2 tickets per student, b) Magbenta din sa loob ng ibang UAAP member schools pero limited qty, 2 tickets per student ID, c) Alumni sales, sa mga Alumni office ng UST, DLSU, not registered as an Alumni- no ticket, 2 tickets per Alumni.

    Pero kung inside job ang scalper ticket sales, MOA personnel, UAAP board members, kahit anong gawin nila, hindi maiiwasan ito.

    Kung hindi sila magiisip ng mas magandang systema, magiging ala Wowowee stampede ang mangyayari dito sa Sabado.

    • Batang 80’s

      sa 16,000 seating capacity ng MOA, kailangan nilang makabenta ng 8 hanggang 9 na ticket kada minuto. correct me po if i am wrong.

  • Maglalawis

    Yung may kakilalang member ng UAAP Board daw nakakakuha ang mga scalpers ng tickets.

  • r4k3t__m4n

    “The ticketing network of Mall of Asia Arena announced on its Facebook account Tuesday that fans may buy tickets just half an hour before the 3:30 p.m. rubber match.”

    Will 30 mins of selling time be enough to sell all available tickets and allow everyone who bought the tickets to proceed to their designated places? Hmmm…

    • jtclassic

      Same thought here.

      Anyone who was at the Araneta Center when Game 2 was played knows that madness was all around the place. It had already been announced that the game was sold out, and still people came. Joints that had TVs were filled. If you start selling tickets 30 minutes before the game, won’t that create even more madness? You’re talking about 20K or so who can be accommodated, and so many others who can’t. All in 30 minutes? Just asking.

  • JeffHenson

    This the best way to educate old habit of some Filipino people used to have easy money come easy money go…
    We always remarkably identified, don’t want to fall in line.

    • marienkind

      This pretty much defines what’s wrong with our society. It’s a culture primarily driven by the principle of “wais”. If you’re not getting ahead of anybody, you’re not trying hard enough.

      • AirJordan

        GREED. From every Filipino from all walks of ilfe. DIsgusting how Pinoy values have degenerated. So dont just blame politicians or people from government.

  • dodong1

    gutom ang mga scalpers!!

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