PETALING JAYA: Football fans can expect a chaotic Malaysia Cup final at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil this Saturday.
This is because two other major events will also take place at the National Stadium Complex vicinity on the same day. The Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT)-Pahang final will kickoff at 8.45pm.
“We are expecting heavy traffic like never before at the stadium. So we are appealing to the fans of JDT and Pahang to come early to the stadium,” said Datuk Seri Afandy Hamzah, the local organising committee (LOC) chairman for the final.
“We thought of postponing the final but due to unavoidable circumstances we will proceed with the game,” he added.
The Putra Indoor Stadium next door is hosting a religious get-together during the day while 10,000 people are expected to be at the National Stadium car park to attend the “Lan Berambeh Anak Sarawak 2014 Carnival” dinner celebrations.
“We appeal to the fans, especially those travelling by buses, to come in before 2pm. If they fail to do so, they are likely to be caught in the traffic and may not be able to reach the stadium in time for the kick-off,” said Afandy.
The FAM are expecting more than 300 buses ferrying fans from Johor and Pahang to the stadium.
“As for the Klang Valley fans, our advice is for them to use public transport such as the RapidKL and LRT services to avoid traffic congestion,” said Afandy.
A total of 90,000 tickets will be on sale for the final. The two states will receive 40,000 tickets each with the remaining 10,000 to be sold online through www.tickethotline.com.my.
Tickets are priced at a flat rate of RM40. For children below 12, it is priced at RM5.
Tickets will not be sold at the National Stadium on match day. Fans who purchase tickets online can redeem them at the Putra Stadium from Thursday (10am-6pm).