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#LionsXII are raking in the dollars, but the FAS says it's barely enough to break even

SINGAPORE - If playing to capacity crowds at the Jalan Besar Stadium is anything to go by, the LionsXII's participation in the Malaysian Super League (MSL) is for the moment a success, insofar as re-igniting fan interest in local football. V Sundramoorthy's side are currently fourth after eight matches in the MSL and interest in the team has translated into healthy takings at the box office, with the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) collecting an estimated S$67,500 for each of their four home games. Three of their matches at the Jalan Besar Stadium were sold out, with only the clash with Negeri Sembilan on Feb 11 falling short, leaving 100 tickets unsold from the 7,500 available. The total gross revenue from the MSL matches for the FAS is close to S$300,000, and this is set to swell with a further nine home games left in the league. There is also potential revenue f...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Sports/EDC120301-0000077/Lions...

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