According to S-league, crowd attendance has already seen an upward trend. On average, about 1,200 fans attended a match last year — a rise of about 39 per cent from the previous season. However, I think Singaporeans can do better than this ! Here are 10 reasons why you should watch S-league matches in stadium.
1. Local Legends
The most successful Sleague player, Aleksandar Đurić. Having won eight league titles with three different clubs as well as three Singapore Cup, he also won three Player of the Year and four Top Scorer awards. Guess how old is he ? He is turning 44 this year !
You should know who is this player. Daniel Bennett , used to play for Wrexham in 2001 and he is playing for Singapore national team and also Warrior FC.
Once regarded as one of the best forwards in Southeast Asia, Noh Alam Shah has rejoined Tampines Rovers after playing in Indonesia & Malaysia for more than 5 years.
Indra Shahdan Daud, the first local player to score 100 S-League goals. He is now playing for Home United. He has scored against top team such as Manchester United, Uruguay, Japan & Denmark.
After playing in Indonesia league for more than 4 years, Ridhuan Muhammad is back in Sleague, playing for Geylang International.
2. Foreign Star Player
Balestier Khalsa’s Goran Ljubojevic, used to play for Crotian U-21 & Dinamo Zagreb.
Warrior FC’s Kevin James McCann, used to play for Scotland U-21 & Hibernian.
Tampines Rover’s Miljan Mrdaković, used to play for Red Bull Salzburg & Maccabi Tel Aviv.
If you are a die hard EPL fans, you should know him. Roy O’Donovan used to play for Sunderland. Roy Keane was the manager back then. Now, Roy O’Donovan plays for DPMM FC.
3. Top Coach
Recognise him ? Steve Kean, former manager of Blackburn Rovers. He is currently the manager of Brunei DPMM. His team now sit second in the league behind reigning champions Tampines Rovers.
4. FREE FOOD IF YOU ARE EARLY ! YES FREE FOOD !
Forget about watching movie in cinema. Come down to the stadium and watch our Sleague ! The tickets is cheaper and if you are early, you can get free foods ! Different games have different freebies. If I’m not wrong, it’s for the first 500 fans.
Sometimes, you will get free snacks from Camel.
Sometimes, you will get a free burger from Wendy’s ! My stomach is growling now haha.
And a currypuff from Polar !
They also have donuts if you are lucky !
Wow, they even have ice cream for free !
5. Free Gifts !
You got to be kidding me ? Tickets can also be redeemed for movie tickets and coffee vouchers. Different games has different promotion. For more info, you can go to their Facebook page and like them !
Mister Potato’s chips !
This is totally worth it. The gift that they are giving is worth more than the ticket itself !
And a movie ticket !
6. Pick the Score and Stand a Chance to Win $100 !
On top of those freebies, you can pick the score and win $100 cash ! Download S.League Football Kaki App onto your smartphones & predict the score every S.League live telecast matches. Be one of the 5 lucky winners who will walk away with $100 !
7. Cute Mascots !
A new-look mascots for all clubs will be the new additions at local stadiums to engage fans at their respective clubs’ home matches.
8. Foreign Team
Our league is unique. We have football clubs from other country such as Malaysia, Brunei and even Japan !
Harimau Muda B from Malaysia
Albirex Niigata from Japan
DPMM FC from Brunei
9. CHEAP ticket.
Albirex Niigata – $6.00 ( adults) , $2.00 ( school children )
Balestier Khalsa – $5.00 ( adults) , $1.00 ( school children )
Courts Young Lions – $5.00 ( adults) , $1.00 ( school children )
Geylang International – $5.00 ( adults) , $1.00 ( school children )
Home United – $5.00 ( adults) , $1.00 ( school children )
Hougang United – $5.00 ( adults) , $1.00 ( school children )
Tanjong Pagar United – $5.00 ( adults) , $1.00 ( school children )
Tampines Rovers – $5.00 ( adults) , $1.00 ( school children )
Warriors FC – $6.00 ( adults) , $2.00 ( school children )
Woodlands Wellington – $5.00 ( adults) , $1.00 ( school children )
10. You are Singaporean
If you don’t support our local football club, then who will ?
Arema FC ( Indonesia )
Johor Darul Takzim ( Malaysia )
Their stadium are bigger than us. It can fill up to at least 30000 fans and they still managed to have a full house ! Our stadium are not big, but I wonder why can’t we even have a full house. Why can’t we be as enthu as other fans from other country.
I’m not talking about EPL, I’m talking about our neighbouring country.
If they can, we also can !
I’m hoping that the numbers will continue to rise. Come down and support our local team ! Bring you families and friends.