The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has hinted that it would be prepared to print seat numbers on match tickets from next year onwards, in a bid to curb the recent issues surrounding 'fake tickets', which were supposedly sold outside the Bukit Jalil Stadium before the FA Cup Final.
The Head of the Ticketing Comittee of FAM, Datuk S. Sivasundram provided the suggestion, claiming that they were willing to take any radical steps if it allows them to combat against the pressing issue at hand right now.
"We are taking the FA Cup final incident seriously.
"There were massive issues in ticket sales in both states prior to the game and this is something unhealthy," he told Berita Harian.
"What happened the other day is a lesson for all of us and we will be using it to aid us in battling against this problem."
Speculations suggested that there were even tickets that were used for two, if not more entries.
According to rumours, fans managed to pass their tickets to peers who were outside the stadium, and it was successfully used to gain entry into the stadium.
However, Datuk Sivasundram denied this allegation, claiming that FAM had enough personnel at each gate to control and stop people from reusing the tickets.
"I was monitoring the situation the whole time.
"Yes we had people who were trying to use their tickets again, but we managed to stop them all.
"In fact, the tickets would be torn at the gate, meaning that there is no chance for others to actually use it again without being caught by our people at the gates," he added.
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