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Tickets for the opening of the 31st SEA Games are for sale for more than 2 million dong

HanoiTickets to the opening ceremony of the 31st SEA Games on the evening of May 12 are just invitations, not commercial, but are being sold for 1.4-2.5 million VND a pair.

On the morning of May 12, along Le Quang Dao street in front of My Dinh stadium, Nam Tu Liem district, about 40 ticket factions operated openly. There is a place where the ticket faction also prints a sign with the content “selling tickets for the opening of the SEA Games”.

A pair of stands A tickets are for sale at 2-2.5 million VND, while tickets for stands C and D cost 1.4 million VND. “I have as much quantity as I need. I won’t buy it soon enough,” said one seller. These people are willing to buy back the invitation tickets but at a much cheaper price, only 600,000 VND/pair of tickets for the A stand.





Ticket faction works in front of My Dinh yard, where the opening ceremony of the SEA Games takes place.  Photo: Viet An

Ticket faction works in front of My Dinh yard on the morning of May 12, where the opening ceremony of the SEA Games takes place. Image: Viet An

On social networks, tickets for the opening of the SEA Games are also for sale. On a Fanpage specializing in buying and selling tickets for the 31st SEA Games with more than 40,000 members, hundreds of advertisements were posted, with photos and contact phone numbers.

Oanh, a ticket seller said that the closer to the opening time, the higher the ticket price. “Yesterday, it was only about 1.7 million dong for a pair of tickets for stands A, but today it has increased to 2.5 million and there are no more tickets for sale,” Oanh said.

In addition to tickets A, C, D, there are also VIP tickets on Fanpage, but the number is small. Mr. Duc Huy, an online ticket purchaser, shared that ticket C was sold cheaply so he bought a pair, but could not verify if the tickets were real or not even though they still had stamps.





Tickets are for sale on social networks.  Screenshots

Tickets are for sale on social networks. Image: Screen capture

According to the 31st SEA Games Organizing Committee, all tickets to the opening ceremony, closing ceremony, final match and bronze medal competition in men’s football will be under the management and allocation of the Games Organizing Committee. The 31st SEA Games organizers will not sell tickets for the opening ceremony, only issue about 20,000 invitation tickets for seats in stands A, C and D of My Dinh stadium, especially stand B becomes the stage for staging.

Out of 20,000 invitations, there are more than 10,000 tickets for senior leaders of the State, Government and National Assembly; heads of states; international officials, embassies of countries in Vietnam, central ministries, sports delegations attending the 31st SEA Games and two fan associations in the South and the North. The remaining invitation tickets are for local departments, agencies and districts in Hanoi.

At a press conference on the preparation of the 31st SEA Games and the opening ceremony in Hanoi on May 10, Mr. Do Dinh Hong, Director of the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports, said the scenario for the opening ceremony of the 31st SEA Games. There will be 3 chapters: Friendly Vietnam – Strong Southeast Asia and Shining Southeast Asia.

The program took place with a parade, raising the Vietnamese flag and celebrating the national anthem, raising the flag of Southeast Asia and the 31st SEA Games, with 11 outstanding athletes selected to hold the flag. After the opening ceremony, 11 athletes will carry the torch and light the Games torch tower.

Viet An

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