PUTRAJAYA: The AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 semi final held on 7th Jan. 2023 had attracted 62,000 spectators at 17 locations where the “big screen” were placed while 87,710 watched the second semi-final game on 10th. Jan. at 43 locations including 18 public universities.
Minister of Youths and Sports, Hannah Yeoh said, the Big Screen Programme implemented by the ministry in conjunction with the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 had attracted 150,000 spectators at 60 locations nationwide.
“The ministry had organised the programme following 21,000 seats at the Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil for the football match Malaysia vs Thailand could not be occupied due to the booking issue between the football match and Jay Chou concert.
“Both the programmes have many followers and as such the interests of the two groups should be treated well,” Hannah said in a statement.
Hannah added, the ministry had taken quick action by initiating the Big Screen Programme aimed at giving the fans the opportunity to watch the game live via the big screen together with the local community.
Following the positive response, Hannah said, the ministry intends to continue with the Big Screen Programme in future to increase the number of fans to watch live sports events.
She said, the Big Screen Programme had been carried out with the cooperation of the ministry alongside with Ministry of Higher Education (KPT) Ministry of National Unity (KPN), Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), Stadium Malaysia Corporation (PSM) National Sports Council (NSC) , local authorities and non-governmental organisations (NGO). – Malaysia World News