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LAST_UPDATEThu, 24 Aug 2017 9am

Public Urged To Buy Tickets To Avoid Disappointment

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 – Members of the public who wish to watch live sports matches at the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games are advised to buy tickets early to avoid last minute disappointment.

The Malaysia SEA Games Organising Committee (Masoc) in the statement issued today said the advice is due to the fast moving ticket sales which saw some of the tickets being sold out since it was launched on July 4.

"To-date, tickets for several events namely netball, basketball, pencak silat, taekwondo, swimming and the final event for futsal and cycling (track) are sold out.
"In the meantime, events such as karate, badminton, gymnastics, rugby, football as well as the opening ceremony on Aug 19 are also selling fast," it said.

Masoc said the decision to sell tickets to watch certain sports is due to various reasons such as limited seating capacity in certain match venues and to control crowd attendance to ensure security and also to provide more comfort to the spectators at the competition venues.

The statement added, although a few events require paid tickets, members of the public can still watch a number of other sports for free.

The sports are aquatics, archery, athletics, bowling, boxing, cricket, cycling, equestrian, fencing, golf, hockey, ice hockey, ice skating, judo, lawn bowl, petanque, sailing, shooting, squash, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, volley ball, water ski and wakeboard, weightlifting and wushu.

Masoc noted that the tickets would be sold until the end of the Games or when they have been sold out.

Members of the public can purchase the tickets online at the Games official website: www.kualalumpur2017.com.my or at stores located at the respective venue on the day of each match.

- BERNAMA