Going a bundle on Phil

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 19 February, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 19 February, 1995, 12:00am

IF YOU want one of the best seats to see Phil Collins at the Coliseum you had better start saving. For promoters, the Arena Group, have set the price at a whopping $1,280.

Alternatively, you could go for one of the other 5,900 seats which will cost you between $280 and $680 for the two concerts on May 3 and 4, which are both due to last three hours.

Arena's Andrew Bull admitted the top price was steep but explained Collins was bringing his own stage and lighting in two jumbo jets. 'We could not get the 40,000-capacity [Hong Kong] stadium and have had to take it indoors instead,' he said. 'And with all the gear Collins is bringing we unfortunately have to charge these prices for the best seats.

'We are sorry, but that is the way it is - we are certainly not making a huge profit out of this and neither is Collins.'