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Cheap as ever! Shocked with football ticket in SEA Games, but very few people came to watch

Cheap as ever! Shocked with football ticket in SEA Games, but very few people came to watch

To attract people, including foreign tourist, attend matches of men's and female's football in SEA Games, the host country set the matchday ticket at a reasonable price.

One week before starting the first football match in SEA Games, the host nation notified the ticket price for men's football. Moreover, in the group stage, spectators just have to pay 50 Philippine pesos for each ticket, which is equivalent to 1 US dollar.

It rises to 100 pesos in semifinal matches, then 200 pesos in the final match. According to Filipino volunteers, their country wants to keep the ticket at a very low price for the sake of supporters.

"I have never thought that the tickets are very cheap", said Andri Triantoro, an Indonesian fan.

"I was on my vacation in Laos before coming here, therefore I need to manage my budget to consider to come to the Philippines or not. But when I know that the ticket price of football matches in SEA Games was cheap, I decided to travel here to support the Indonesia U22 team".

However, there are very few people have the same thought. The number of spectators in men's football match in SEA Games are very low.

One of the reasons is the matches were held in stadiums which are very far away from the capital. Besides that, supporters took very much time to travel from the city center to the ground because of traffic congestions.

As a result, those inconvenient conditions made many supporters choose to sit at home then watch the game.