Nations Cup 2016 announces ticket details to excite fans ahead of top regional football tournament in Malacca
Four-nation competition an opportunity for Malacca to be showcased as a football city of passionate fans
Malacca (22 April 2016) – Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and MP & Silva announced today ticket details for the Nations Cup 2016, where Malaysia will be the inaugural host country on 3 & 5 June, 2016.
Tickets will be priced at RM5 for children 12 years old and below, RM10 for open terrace and RM20 at the Grandstand per match day at Malacca’s Hang Jebat Stadium. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketpro outlets in Klang Valley and Malacca from 30 April, and at the Hang Jebat Stadium from 21 May onwards during Premier League match days. More details are available at www.nationscup.asia.
The new international age-group football tournament is expected to attract a strong crowd over the two-day event as football fans can look forward to catching rising under-21 stars from Malaysia, Singapore, as well as the 2015 SEA Games football champion Thailand and bronze-medallist Vietnam respectively.
Melaka United FA deputy-president, Datuk Wira Mohd Yusoff Mahadi, echoed that the Nations Cup 2016 will benefit the state in terms of sports tourism and also give local football fans the opportunity of watching high-level international matches. This comes after the Hang Jebat Stadium became the first Malaysian ground outside of Klang Valley to have hosted a home ‘A’ senior international match since 2011 when Malaysia played Macau last month.
“We certainly welcome more opportunities to bring in more international football matches and football fans in Malacca can look forward to supporting our future stars who will be donning the senior team jersey in future. The Nations Cup is a great opportunity for Malacca to showcase the city and we look forward to hosting our friends from other countries,” said Datuk Mohd Yusoff.
FAM General Secretary Dato’ Hamidin Mohd Amin, said: “We thank the city and Malacca FA for their support in hosting the Nations Cup 2016. The tournament will raise the profile of Malaysian football while moving forward with our strategic plan to boost the quality of football leading up to next year’s SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.”
MP & Silva’s Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Beatrice Lee said: “We’re proud to work with the State of Malacca, Malacca FA and Perbadanan Stadium Melaka to host the first edition of the Nations Cup in this wonderful historical city, and we’re delighted to announce ticket details today. Our goal is to keep ticket prices affordable to encourage football fans and families to support the Under-21 Malaysian team against top ASEAN sides.”
The Nations Cup aims to be an annual tournament that provides high-quality competition for national football teams in Asia. The first edition of the Nations Cup will feature Under-21 teams where the top two teams will advance to the final after the conclusion of the preliminary round matches. Fans can expect to witness the rise of up-and-coming football stars in action at the Nations Cup as a preview to the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup and South-east Asia Games 2017 that will be held in Kuala Lumpur.