THE PBA Governors Cup finals is packing them in.
Game 3 between defending champion Barangay Ginebra and Meralco drew in a crowd of 16,104 at the Mall of Asia Arena, the biggest turnout in the best-of-seven title series thus far.
The numbers are the largest gate attendance for the league in this pandemic or since it began to accept back fans in the stand when the league resumed the season-ending meet last February.
So far, the finals is averaging a crowd of 13,603.
The Game 3 crowd was the most for the league at MoA since drawing in 20,490 during Game 6 of the San Miguel-Barangay Ginebra Commissioner's Cup finals in 2018.
It was also the biggest in the last three years after attracting 23,711 at the Philippine Arena to open the 2019 season that featured the Leo Awards and the lone game pitting Barangay Ginebra and TNT as kick-off to the Philippine Cup.
Game 4 of the series shifts now at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday.
Game 1 at the Big Dome registered attendance of 12,457.
Despite the crowd flocking in, league officials continuously remind the public to always observe proper health and safety protocols during the games. (RG)(PBA)