Thousands of people gathered at Viet Tri Stadium in Phu Tho from Monday night to buy tickets for Vietnam’s soccer matches at SEA Games 31.
At 8 a.m. on Tuesday, tickets for Group A matches begin to sell out at the Northern Province Stadium. But people were already queuing for tickets from the day before.
It would be the first time for the national football team to play an official tournament in Phu Tho, sparking excitement among fans.
Fans had to wait long hours for tickets.
20,000 tickets would be sold, online and offline.
Due to the large number of people and the lack of organization, people are crowded.
Employees distribute tickets at the stand.
There are three price ranges for tickets: 200,000 VND ($8.71), 300,000 VND and 500,000 VND. Each person can buy two tickets.
Some people resell tickets outside at higher prices.
Vietnam will play their first game against Indonesia on May 6. At the 2019 SEA Games final, Vietnam defeated Indonesia 3-0, winning the country’s first gold medal.