After the completion of the multi-million kwacha electronic ticketing project at Silver Stadium, another Lilongwe-based soccer pitch Civo Stadium will be next on the line, Civo United general secretary Rashid Ntelera has revealed.
However, Ntelera said yesterday that their plan is not a duplication of ideas from their fellow civil servants as they also had the same idea before the Reserve Bank started implementing the project only that they could not do it at the same time considering that both teams get their funding from government.
“This will be like phase two of the project after Silver Stadium because we will also negotiate with the contractors they have identified from South Africa to do a similar project at our stadium,” he said.
He said they are tired of losing money at the gates through fraudulent cashiers; hence the need to have the state-of-the-art system to ensure they generate more funds from soccer fans.
At Silver Stadium, the e-ticketing system project, which will make the club self sustainable, started last month following its renovation of perimeter fence, wash rooms and dressing rooms.
The project will also include the installation of CCTV camera and floodlights and the construction of other facilities such as bar, restaurant, lounge, offices and a shop.
E-ticketing reduces costs of printing tickets as fans buy them electronically. It is also a safe and secure way of recording attendance at the stadium and provides unique advertising capabilities.