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PBA hauls P200M in gate receipts in Season 42

LOS ANGELES – The Philippine Basketball Association breached the P200-million mark in total gate receipts in its 2016-17 season, gaining a three-percent increase from its sales in the previous season — thanks largely to the record attendance in the Ginebra-Meralco Governors’ Cup finale.

Through the Governors’ Cup semifinal round, the PBA was actually down by 19 percent from the previous season sale.

A crowd of 36,445 at the Philippine Arena watched Game 5 of the Governors Cup championship last October 22. | Jun Mendoza 
The number skyrocketed and broke the P200-million mark as the Barangay Ginebra Kings and the Meralco Bolts played before super huge crowds from Game Five to Seven at the Philippine Arena.

The three games played in the cavernous playing venue in Bocaue, Bulacan drew a staggering attendance of 144,173 — 36,445 in Game Five, 53,642 in Game Six and 54,086.

If the average ticket prize was P250, the league could easily earn over P36 million in those three games alone.

There were no exact figures available as the outgoing chairman and the league commissioner failed to make the official report on the scrapping of the PBA board planning session here.

Author: Nelson Beltran, Philippine Star
Full Article: http://www.philstar.com/sports/2017/11/14/1758859/pba-hauls-p200m-gate-receipts-season-42

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