The general coordinator of the Dubai International Basketball Championship, Khamis Rajab, revealed that “the average audience attendance is 3,000 spectators per match in the group stage.” The championship competitions will continue until the fifth of this month, and will be held in the Al-Nasr Club hall in Dubai, with the participation of nine elite teams and clubs from Asia and Africa.
Ragab told Emirates Today: “It is expected that the public attendance will increase by entering the decisive roles of the tournament, especially with ensuring the qualification of the three Lebanese clubs: Al-Riyadi, Dinamo and Beirut, along with the Philippine Strong Group, which has large fan bases from the communities residing in the Emirates, which are Basketball lover.
He added, “The matches witnessed a large audience, especially those with Lebanese, Syrian and Filipino teams on both sides, as the stands were completely filled, including VIP seats, which is an experience derived from the NBA, and allows watching the matches from inside the hall floor.”
He explained: «The Organizing Committee was keen, for the first time, to sell tickets electronically, which prevented the public from waiting in long lines to buy tickets from kiosks as before, in addition to allocating 150 seats on the floor of the hall for VIPs, which witnessed a great turnout, which encouraged their increase. to 170 seats.
Regarding the increase in ticket prices in the quarter-finals, he said that it is usually followed in the history of the tournament when it moves to the playoffs with the rise of excitement and rivalry between the teams, indicating that the organizing committee set the new price for the regular stands ticket starting from the quarter-finals at 75 dirhams, while the senior ticket increased. Characters to 350 dirhams.
The team wins over Al-Wahda and reaches the round of 8
The national team snatched the last qualification ticket from its first group to the quarter-finals of the Dubai International Basketball Championship, after its victory yesterday over the Syrian Al-Wehda (82-49). With this victory, the team finished fourth with five points, while Al-Wehda left the tournament by remaining in fifth place with four points.
The beginning of the meeting between the team and Al-Wahda came close, after the first quarter ended (20-20), before the team succeeded in drawing its victory by gaining its players the advantage in the second and third quarters, and then the fourth (17-9, 24-13, 21-7).
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