Dynamos hike gate charges . . . US$5 for cheapest ticket

DYNAMOS will be charging US$5 for the cheapest ticket when they host CAPS United in a Harare Derby at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.

The Premier Soccer League yesterday approved Dynamos’ request for a hike in gate charges.

“Dynamos Football Club will this weekend host to CAPS United at the National Sports Stadium in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League Match Day 24. The tickets for the derby will be selling as follows, US$5 Rest of Ground, US$10 VIP and US$15VVIP,” read a statement from PSL.

While the club had yesterday flighted posters of the derby with the Rest of the Ground pegged at US$2, US$5 for VIP and US$10 for VVIP, chief executive Jonathan Mashingaidze told Zimpapers Sports that they have already applied for a gate fee hike to PSL.

Charges were also hiked for the ill-fated Battle of Zimbabwe against Highlanders at Barbourfields where 13 000 people paid to watch.

“We applied to PSL as a club yesterday (Monday) to have the rest of the ground pegged at $5 just as we did with the game against Highlanders.

“Remember even the last time we played CAPS they also hiked their ticket price. So the cheapest ticket which will be the rest of the ground is expected to go for US$5,” he said.

Mashingaidze said the Harare derby will always be a big game and a platform to birth generational stars.

Prior to the game, roads hows will be held across the country and the clubs are expected to educate their fans against violence. “The Harare derby will never be a small game in any way. We understand that the fans of both teams will be eager to watch their teams playing.

“Ahead of the match we are going to host a roads how ahead of the game as we would like to take the opportunity to also warn our supporters against pitch invasion and crowd trouble,” he said.

“What happened in Bulawayo two weeks ago should not be part of our football. This is a beautiful game and it should be for everyone to see and experience the beauty of it.

“So as a club we do not condone the use of mocking or hate songs by our fans as we want to accommodate everyone.”

He added:

“So this game is going a long way as we seek to celebrate the milestone we have travelled as a club.

“This year we are celebrating our 60th anniversary and if you look at clubs like CAPS United, Highlanders, Zimbabwe Saints and others have been an integral part of this journey as these derbies can be traced back to 1980.

“Will be going down in the memory lane as we go by this match. Football legends have been born from both ends from these games such as Eddie Katsvere, Friday Phiri, Joe Shambo, and Kenneth Jere among others and this is the perfect opportunity to rekindle the old memories.

“Currently as a team we believe we have the talent that can rise to the occasion and match yesteryear greats.

“They have been doing well and they can even go in the African Safari and have a good showing. So this is even a big platform too to give the sponsors the visibility they deserve.”



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