Replies to Media ● Dec 04, 2021
FAS response to media query on ticket pricing and fan attendance for AFF Suzuki Cup 2020
“This edition of the AFF Suzuki Cup is unique in the sense that group matches would see two games being played on the same day in each venue. It should be noted that group stage tickets allow entry for fans to catch both matches that will be played at the same venue on double-header matchdays. In addition, fans who purchased the Singapore group games as a bundle also enjoy an additional 20% off the total price.
“We are heartened that a significantly large portion of Singapore fans has recognised this and bought their tickets early which is why close to 80% of tickets allocated for Singapore fans have been snapped up. Tickets for our opening game against Myanmar and the final group game against Thailand, in particular, have sold out.
“Fans who are attending the game against Myanmar on 5 Dec are also encouraged to be in the stadium early in order to witness the opening ceremony for the tournament which takes place at 7.15pm.
“On the subject of musical instruments, we understand the sentiments in the context of a sporting event, but as a responsible organiser, we have to respect the prevailing regulations in place as stipulated in the COVID‑19 (Temporary Measures) (Sporting Events and Activities — Control Order) Regulations 2021, which came into operation in April this year and one we need to adhere to. This has been consistent with our matchday rules for fans to adhere to for the SPL 2021 season as well as the recently concluded AFC U-23 qualifiers, where musical instruments including drums were not permitted into the stadiums.
“Having said that, we are in discussions with all stakeholders as well as with a Singabrigade representative on this matter, with the hope that Singabrigade, being one of the national fan groups that the FAS closely works with, are able to continue bringing about a vibrant matchday atmosphere, as they do always, without compromising the safety and health of the attending spectators.”
– FAS spokesperson