UAAP tells fans: Don't deal with scalpers
MANILA – The University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) on Friday blasted the overpricing of UAAP Finals Game 2 tickets and discouraged fans from from dealing with scalpers.
“The UAAP denounces the overpricing of tickets to Game Two of the UST-De La Salle championship showdown and fans are advised not to deal with scalpers,” said UAAP Secretary-treasurer Malou Isip in a statement.
Tickets for the Game 2 joust between the UST Tigers and the La Salle Green Archers, which will be staged at the 22,000-seat Araneta Coliseum, have run out partly due to scalping activities.
Scalpers have been hawking UAAP tickets through online selling, offering patron tickets for as much as P45,000 each. General admission tickets, typically sold at P80 each, were offered at P4,000 each.
But Isip clarified that Araneta Coliseum and TicketNet only holds 20% of the tickets being sold to the public.
“Our (UAAP) 80 percent ticket allotment were already divided and distributed to UST and De La Salle,” she said.
She added that not everyone can be accommodated into the venue as the coliseum has limited capacity.
The La Salle Green Archers are seeking to level the series after losing Game 1 to the UST Growling Tigers, 73-72, last Wednesday.