Gor Mahia Secretary General George Bwana has stated that Gor
Mahia will need to work on its ticketing front for upcoming games.
This comes in the wake of the team losing major revenue on Sunday 9 September 2012 during a Tusker Premier League game with Sony Sugar.
Ticket Masters, the gate handlers on the day managed to collect an amount close to Kshs. 1.7 but could do little but watch when close to 3,000 fans went in free after the main gate a City stadium was brought down.
- Each time we win, the crowds become bigger for the next game, Bwana said to futaa.com
Half an hour to 1500hrs
-Yesterday (Sunday) was a near disaster. Fans broke through the gates and gained free access. It wasn’t good, it was very risky but thank God there was no stampede and there were no injuries
- We need to plan our ticketing better to avoid such. We are currently in discussion with ticketing firms so that we can plan on ticket sales better. We shall be having talks before the end of week from which we hope to come up with solutions
Ticket Masters who handled the gates on Sunday only received tickets for the game from Gor Mahia in the morning. But a huge crowd appeared at the gates close to half an hour to 1500hrs, the kick off time for the game.
The sale of tickets on game day has however been explained by Bwana
More than 3 million
-We had tried before to sell tickets in advance. But we encountered problems as many fraudsters got a hold of the tickets and went on to print others
Until talks and a solution is reached in the week, Bwana has been left to regret thee free entry of fans in the Sunday game
-We lost a lot of revenue. We only collected 1.6 million when we could have collected more than 3 million
-For next season, offering season tickets to our fans will be one way of solving our ticketing problems, he concluded