ALOR SETAR – More than 1,000 Kedah football team fans were seen queueing up to buy their tickets at four counters at Stadium Darul Aman today for the Malaysia Cup Final 2016.
Many among the crowd are believed to have spent the night at the premises waiting for the counters to open at 10am this morning.
Kedah is playing against Selangor in the match to be held at Stadium Shah Alam on Sunday.
Purchase of the tickets sold at RM50 for adults and RM5 for children aged 12 and below was limited to three per person.
Ahmad Sharifuddin Hassan, 38, from Yan, said he and his son Muhammad Afif Fahmi, 12, set up camp at the front of the stadium at 10pm last night to make sure that they would be able to buy their tickets.
“We slept inside the camp as it was drizzling, which did not deter us and we managed to get five tickets.
“I am confident that Kedah would win 2-1 and hopefully, we can have our sweet revenge after losing to Selangor last year,” he told reporters here today.
Muhamad Nasir Ibrahim, 52, who had arrived as early as 6am, expressed his frustration at failing to get a ticket.
“Whenever Kedah succeeded in reaching the final, I would go to the stadium, like last year. But this year I am utterly disappointed,” he said.
Meanwhile, Kedah Football Association Entrance and Ticket Technical Committee chairman Shaharol Niza Omar said 9,000 tickets were sold out within one hour.
“One ticket counter was specially opened for female supporters to get their tickets; the situation was under control with the assistance of police,” he said. – BERNAMA