The crowd at the Gilas vs Iran game was so hyper that they didn’t stop cheering from the start till the end. The team lost but the only one with a hot head was Chot Reyes who threw a tantrum at the last minute of the game. He shouted “Eh di kayo na ang mag-coach” and threw the play board. Oh was it shown on TV?
The Filipinos in Korea who took the time to travel to Hwaseong City (an hour from Seoul) were just happy to cheer for Gilas Pilipinas, win or lose.
Gilas Pilipinas will have three games this weekend. Omo, four games in four days!
September 26 – Philippines vs Qatar, 6:30 p.m. at Hwaseong Indoor Gymnasium
September 27 – Korea vs Philippines, 2:00 p.m. at Samsan World Gymnasium (Gilas vs Korea)
September 28 – Philippines vs. Kazahkstan, 3:15 p.m. at Hwaseong Indoor Gymnasium
As of 9:30 a.m. there are only 166 tickets left for the Korea vs. Philippines game.
To get tickets…
Make sure to use only INTERNET EXPLORER or you might encounter some problems. Click on the ENGLISH language and then choose BASKETBALL.
Fill in the fields with your name, email and password. Make sure you agree to the terms and conditions.
A pop-up screen will show the seating. You might get a “Flash Error” when using another browser.
Choose the number of seats and the ticket price (10,000 won per person)
Then you will be presented with a summary of your order.
Choose your payment (in this case only Korean credit cards are allowed). And pay…
After paying, your browser will show an electronic ticket. You can print that or ask for an SMS be sent to your phone number.
Exchange the electronic ticket with paper tickets at the ticket booth before the game.
Good luck to those who will be watching the Philippines-Korea games. May you be able to get a ticket 😀
DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE
Hwaseong Indoor Gymnasium
From Seoul ~ take subway line no. 4 or 2 to SADANG STATION. Leave at exit 4. Find the row of buses there and go to the last one ~ 8155. The bus interval is 20-30 minutes. So just wait in line if there is no bus yet. Pay 3,200 won for the ticket. Board the bus and get off at Hwaseong Cultural Center (fifth stop). Some buses will stop right across Hwaseong Sports Complex, but others may not.
Samsan World Gymnasium
Take subway line 7 to Samsan Gymnasium and leave at exit 3. Walk a few meters to the Samsan World Gymnasium.