PETALING JAYA: Ticket prices for the upcoming Malaysian Open has been increased but badminton fans can rest assured that they will be getting a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The championship will take place at the Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil from Jan 10-15.
Tickets are being sold at different prices according to categories and different stages of the competition, with prices starting at RM40 for Upper B, RM50 for Upper A, RM65 for Premium B, RM85 for Premium A, RM150 for VIP and RM200 for Super Fan.
This tournament can be considered an equivalent to a tennis grand slam as it has been upgraded from Super 750 to 1000 and all the world’s top shuttlers will be in attendance.
In order to provide the fans with the best experience, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have made improvements based on the feedback received from last year’s Open.
BAM secretary Datuk Kenny Goh affirmed that they would do everything possible to ensure that the fans have an unforgettable experience.
“It is never easy to organise a major championship. It’s a heavy responsibility, but we will do our best as we want the fans to have a good time.
“We hope to create a carnival-like atmosphere, but we can only do so if a large number of fans attend,” he said.
‘’The tickets have been on sale since Monday, and despite the price increase, fans have showed their support.
“I do not have the statistics at the moment but based on what I was informed, tickets for the final were almost sold out.”