This Sunday (15 August), the Jalan Besar Stadium is the venue for a tasty tie that could well play a big part in deciding the destination of the Singapore Premier League title – and 500 fans will be able to get a close-up view of the action as it unfolds.
The Lion City Sailors sit second in the eight-team SPL standings just three points adrift of league leaders Albirex Niigata (S) but having played one game less. And victory over fellow title challengers Tampines Rovers – who sit in fourth spot seven points behind the Sailors with two games in hand over Albirex – on Sunday will see Kim Do-hoon’s men stay well in the hunt.
Earlier today the Football Association of Singapore announced that up to a maximum of 500 fans – up from 100 previously – will be allowed entry to SPL matches starting on Friday (13 Aug). This follows guidelines announced by Sport Singapore (SportSG) on 7 August, in line with the government directive regarding the calibrated easing of safe management measures.
The number of permitted spectators will be further raised to 1,000 with effect from 19 August. This boost in fan numbers comes in time for another crunch fixture for the Sailors, who will host another title-challenger, Hougang United. The Cheetahs currently sit third in the table, just two points behind the Sailors.
In order to gain entry, fans will have to produce proof of having received the full two doses of either the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or any other vaccine in the World Health Organisation’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL); the latter includes Sinovac-CoronaVac, Sinopharm, and AstraZeneca. Individuals who have been vaccinated will only be admitted if the date of the match falls at least 14 days after their second dose.
Fans who produce proof of a negative Antigen Rapid Test (ART) result, will also be allowed entry. The ART must be valid until the end of the event and must be taken at a Ministry of Health-certified ART practitioner; self-test kit results will not be valid for use of entry.
Individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 will be exempted from having to produce a negative ART result, but will need to present a Pre-Event Test Exemption Notice from any clinic offering ART or PCR testing services.
Fans will have to abide by entry requirements and safe management measures as directed by the FAS.
Ticketing and entry process details
1530hrs – 1600hrs: Exclusive time slot for 2020 and 2021 Lion City Sailors season pass* holders
1600 hrs – 1730 hrs: General Sale and Season Pass
*Season pass holders will need to show their season pass to exchange for a matchday ticket, with no purchase required. First 100 season pass holders who redeem tickets will receive an exclusive Lion City Sailors face mask.
Season Pass 2020 & 2021 – Complimentary
Adult – $15
Concession – $5 (16 and under with valid student pass & senior citizens above the age of 60)
*Concession tickets are applicable to the following:
– Students aged 16 and below with a valid Student Concession Card,
– Senior Citizens aged 60 and above with a valid Senior Citizen Concession Card.
Concession Cards and a recent Photo ID will be requested upon entry for verification purposes.
How to Enter
- Go to the Jalan Besar Stadium’s South Entrance to verify vaccination status and collect wrist tag
- Proceed to South Entrance ticket booth to redeem or purchase ticket (Each individual can only redeem/purchase 1 ticket)
- Check in via TraceTogether at north entrance
- Verify vaccination status and ticket
- Conduct bag checks if necessary
- Enjoy the match!