At the close of a Tusker Premier League tie played on Sunday 9 September 2012 against Sony Sugar, Gor Mahia collected a cool Kshs. 1,675,800 in gate takings.
However, the team could have collected a lot more had a big chunk of fans not gotten their way to the stadium for free.
According to Ticket Master Director Martin Nkaari, a number close to 3,000 fans got their way into the match venue, City Stadium, when the main entrance came down due to pressure from eager fans who wanted to catch the game before it kicked off.
-We were taken by surprise when close to 3000 fans arrived at the City Stadium close to half an hour to game time.
-With all sale points jam packed, the fans grew impatient and brought the main gate down to gain access to the venue. This obviously led to revenue loss
Nkaari however points out plans to curb such an occurrence in future
Ease the pressure
-We have had discussions with the club (Gor) and going forward we will expect the tickets to be availed well in advance, say three days to the game so that we can ease the pressure close to game time, he added
For the Sunday game, 8,000 tickets has been availed for sale out of which a total of 6,402; 5,084 for terraces and 1,318 for the VIP.