S.League Win-A-Car contest to boost attendance

A brand new Hyundai Elantra is up for grabs in the latest initiative to draw more fans to the stadiums
“The more games you come to, the more chances you’ll have of winning the car!”

Those were the words of Great Eastern-YEO’S S.League CEO, Mr Lim Chin, when he launched the latest S.League initiative at the Hyundai showrooms of Komoko Motors in Queenstown on Monday afternoon.

The prize of a brand new Hyundai Elantra 1.6 vehicle will be handed out on the night of the Final of the RHB Singapore Cup on Friday 8th November, through the generous support of Komoco Motors chief and Tampines Rovers Chairman, Mr Teo Hock Seng, along with other prizes, five of them $1,000 in cash and the possibility of others as well.

“If there’s anything left in the budget, we’ll arrange for even more prizes,” vowed Mr Lim Chin.

Anyone who pays for admission to see any Great Eastern-YEO’S S.League, StarHub League Cup or RHB Singapore Cup match before the day of the Final will be handed an entry form to complete and place in the lucky draw box at the designated redemption counters at the stadium on the night of their attendance. This contest is also open to all other ticket holders, including complimentary ticket holders.

Every time supporters show up with their match ticket, they receive one entry form and attending as many matches as possible increases their chances of winning the car, which comes exclusive of COE charges. It is listed by Komoco Motors as being worth $105,999 inclusive of COE.

A family attending a match would therefore be entitled to one entry per (ticket holding)family member.

The Contest opens this Wednesday, July 10, when two games are being played, Albirex Niigata v Woodlands Wellington at Jurong East Stadium and Hougang United v Geylang International at Hougang Stadium, both kicking off at 8pm, which is a kick-off time that will apply throughout the Ramadan period.

Lim Chin launched the contest alongside Teo Hock Seng and Tampines’ star striker, Aleksandar Duric.

“S.League this season has seen a good improvement of about 45 % on our average match day attendance figures at the end of the first half of the season,” observed Lim Chin.

“This can be attributed to the good efforts of the S.League clubs, who have done well in many of their community outreach programmes and in other initiatives.

“The matches this season have been very competitive, with good quality football making games both exciting and thrilling.

“This S.League Win-A-Car contest is another initiative to attract even more fans to our matches and we thought it would be a nice way to reward our fans with a car and cash prizes when we reach the end of the season."   

The gleaming new car sitting proudly on the floor of the Hyundai showrooms at Alexander Road drew admiring glances as the Tampines’ Chairman addressed the media.

“We have to work hard to encourage more people to come to our games now, not only at my club Tampines Rovers, but at all of the S.League stadiums," said Teo.

“The new Sports Hub will be opening next year and it will no longer be enough for us to fill Jalan Besar Stadium to its 7.500 capacity for big games, we’ll need to set our sights much higher than that at the new stadium.

“We have to do a lot more and this Win-A-Car contest is part of that, hopefully bringing in more people to the matches.

Tampines star Aleksandar Duric spoke briefly about his own club’s efforts in broadening the support base: “When we moved to Clementi we had to reach out to the local people in the new area and encourage them to support us, so we’ve spent a lot of time meeting those potential fans since we came here after the Tampines Stadium was closed last season."

The RHB Singapore Cup Final will be held at Jalan Besar Stadium on Friday, November 8, and all winning fans must be present at the stadium on the night to be eligible to carry away any of the prizes, including the car.