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Free tickets to next year's Singapore SEA Games

Organisers want to attract even non-sports fans

Published on Apr 15, 2014 8:35 AM
Home-grown athletes getting into the party spirit at the launch party held at Gardens by the Bay on Feb 15, 2014 for the 2015 SEA Games and Asean Para Games which Singapore will be hosting. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Tickets to witness the nation's top athletes going for gold at next year's Singapore SEA Games will be made available free of charge, in a push to generate greater community interest in the region's biggest sports event.

Half the tickets to the estimated 36 sports on offer will be given to members of the public, the Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee (Singsoc) announced yesterday.

However, organisers have yet to confirm how many of the tickets in each sport will be made free. Details on how to obtain these tickets, as well as to buy the remaining tickets, will be announced in June. Sales are slated to take place in November.

But it is likely that sports like football and swimming will be ticketed, given their popularity. Access to bowling and shooting is likely to be made free, given that the smaller venues are easier to manage.

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