Game 4 draws largest crowd for sports event during pandemic

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Game 4 of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals held Wednesday, April 13 drew the highest number of people that gathered to watch a local sporting event since the start of the pandemic.

A total of 17,928 fans witnessed Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s 95-84 victory over Meralco at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, erasing the mark set 10 days earlier in the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League.

The two PVL semis matches saw a crowd of 16,687 at the Mall of Asia Arena, undoubtedly the biggest in the history of the volleyball league.

Numbers since the start of the PBA Finals gradually increased, with Game 1 producing 12,457 fans.

The next two games hosted by MOA Arena had 12,248 in Game 2 and 16,104 in Game 3.

Attendance is expected to grow with the series entering the crucial stages beginning with Game 5 set Easter Sunday and Game 6 on Wednesday, April 20, both slated at the Big Dome.

Game 7, if necessary, will be at MOA Arena on Friday, April 22.