Only limited seats have remained available in the FIBA World Cup for basketball fans wishing to follow the games of the Gilas Pilipinas and Team USA that will be bannered by National Basketball Association stars.
A check on the official events’ website https://philippines.worldcup.basketball/ states that only “limited quantities are available” for the special bundle packages for the Philippines hosting of the games from Aug. 25 to Sept. 10 in various venues.
The bundle packages for Gilas Pilipinas games cost from P2,500 to P52,000. This will allow the ticket holder to watch all the team’s five games in the first and second rounds of eliminations at the Araneta Coliseum. The confirmed dates for the Gilas Games are on August 25, 27 and 29.
The two remaining playdates will be determined depending on the position of Gilas after the end of the first round of the Group Phase. Gilas’ opponents will be known during the final draw on April 29.
Gilas Day Pass, priced from P1,000 to P18,000 plus, is also available for those who want to watch one of the team’s games in the elimination. Gilas Day Pass holders are also entitled to watch other games scheduled on that date.
For the first time in its history, basketball’s most prestigious international sporting competition will be hosted by multiple nations in Asia, namely the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia.
The Philippines has chosen Team USA among the teams that will be hosting in the eliminations.
Bundle Packages for games involving the most anticipated NBA stars of Team USA cost higher, ranging from P2,500 to P53,000, depending on the chosen seats at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Team Pass-USA holders can watch all five games that Team USA will play in the group phase of the first and second round eliminations on August 26, 28, and 30, and two more playdates that will be determined during the final draw.
And then there’s the Finals Ultimate Fan Pass, which will allow the holder to watch a total of eight games for the final phase of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 at the Philippine Arena in Sta, Maria Bulacan. These include the four quarterfinal matches on Sept. 5 and 6; two semifinal games on Sept. 8 and the battle for third place and the championship on September 10.
Finals Pass prices range from ₱5,600 to ₱231,400.