The Philippine Superliga (PSL) formally opened the public selling of tickets yesterday for the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship at the Mall of Asia Arena from Oct. 18 to 23.
PSL president Ramon “Tats” Suzara is bringing to the country the best club teams from Brazil, Turkey, Japan, Switzerland, Italy, Thailand and the Philippines to collide for pride and glory.
Rachel Anne Daquis and Jovelyn Gonzaga of RC Cola-Army, Kim Fajardo and Mika Reyes of F2 Logistics, Frances Molina and Jen Reyes of Petron and Jaja Santiago of Foton will banner PSL Manila, together with seven of the best players from Asia and Europe.
A noted Japanese mentor in Shin Takahashi will serve as a coach while Ramil de Jesus of F2 Logistics and Sammy Acaylar of Cignal will serve as his deputies, guaranteeing transfer of technology from Olympic-level mentors to the local coaches.
Takahashi and the imports will arrive starting next week (Sept. 15) and will join local stars in a one-month training camp in preparation for the world’s biggest and most prestigious volleyball festival.
Suzara said tickets are now on sale at www.smtickets.com.
Ticket prices range from P215 for general admission section to R5,350 for VIP courtside section.
Season passes are also available for P10,700 each.
“Interest in the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship continues to spike, so we have to start selling the tickets early,” said Suzara, a ranking official of the Asian Volleyball Confederation and the International Volleyball Federation.