'Tickets for home games at FNB Stadium will start at R70.'
The Kaizer Chiefs have revealed why ticket prices for home matches at the FNB Stadium have increased.
Fans were outraged last week when ticket prices for the forthcoming game against SuperSport United were announced.
The game will take place on Saturday, with a 7.30 p.m. kickoff.
The ticket rates advertised on Computicket astounded fans.
The cheapest seats on the trip would cost R70, while seats on other services will cost R120.
Tickets for suites are available through Stadium Management SA (SMSA).
The rise in ticket pricing was prompted by "several developments and increases in overhead costs," according to Chiefs.
Previously, ticket fees ranged from R40 to R80, depending on the game's category and logistical requirements. "As a result of numerous developments and increases in overhead expenses, home game tickets for fixtures at FNB Stadium will now begin at R70," the club stated.
Despite the hike in ticket prices, SMSA CEO Bertie Grobbelaar, who is in charge of FNB Stadium, stated the stadium was destined to lose money on the event.
"We want to emphasize that government rules mandated higher operational and manpower requirements. "Even at those prices, we're going to lose a lot of money," Grobbelaar says.
“However, we are pleased to collaborate with the host club to ensure a safe and secure event that adheres to all applicable laws and regulations.
Ticket Master has been confirmed as the new ticket dealer for Kaizer Chiefs matches at FNB Stadium, according to SMSA.
"We've asked Ticket Master for assurances that fans will be able to purchase tickets on new and familiar platforms with ease." Physical tickets will be available through Computicket shops as well as Shoprite and Checkers, in addition to Ticket Master selling tickets online using credit or debit cards," said the stadium administration.
Attendees should make sure they have all of the documents needed to watch the game, including a valid match ticket, ID or license card, and proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test that is less than 72 hours old.
The gates of FNB Stadium will open at 4.30 p.m., and those who arrive early will be entertained.
Fans protested on social media that the tickets were more expensive than they were before the Covid-19 pandemic.
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