《TAIPEI TIMES》 More seats available for baseball champs opener
People watch a trial baseball game at the Taipei Dome in Taipei’s Xinyi District on Nov. 18. Photo: Chen Chih-chu, Taipei Times
TAIPEI DOME: Of the 4,000 extra seats on offer, 500 would be sold at the stadium on Sunday, while the others can be bought on Tixcraft from today
/ Staff writer, with CNA
An additional 4,000 outfield seats are to go on sale for the Asian Baseball Championship opener on Sunday between Taiwan and South Korea at the Taipei Dome, the CTBA said yesterday.
The extra tickets would cost NT$400 for a field-level seat, the national baseball association said.
Of the 4,000 seats to go on sale, 500 would be reserved for sale at the stadium on Sunday, while the others would be available on ticketing platform Tixcraft from at noon today, it said.
People would only be able to buy two tickets each at the Taipei Dome on Sunday, the CTBA said.
More seats are being offered as the original 13,000 seats made available for the event sold out within minutes after they went on sale at 12pm on Saturday, the CTBA said.
The number of supporters allowed into the stadium would fall far short of its seating capacity of about 40,000, because the Taipei Dome is new and has only undergone one test run. Supporters were allowed in to watch an exhibition game on Nov. 18.
Defending champions Taiwan are to be joined by Hong Kong, Palestine and South Korea in Group A of the Asian Baseball Championship, with previous runners-up Japan, Pakistan, Philippines and Thailand in Group B.
Taiwan are to play Palestine and Hong Kong at the Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.
The top two teams from each group are to advance to the super round at the Taipei Dome before the finals on Sunday next week, again at the Taipei Dome.