The Delta state government has increased match ticket prices for the AFCON 2019 qualifiers between Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Pirates of Seychelles.
Eagles will square off against Seychelles in an unimportant final AFCON 2019 qualifiers at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba on Friday before they tackle the Pharaohs of Egypt in an international friendly at the same venue.
Delta State Commissioner for Information, Patrick Ukah on Wednesday, disclosed that the new rates in tickets were introduced to enhance crowd management during the two games.
According to Ukah, the number of football fans that throngs the stadium to watch matches is always on the high side and thus, there was need to effectively control the situation.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that before the new rates, the VIP stand was usually free for those who were allowed in with invitation cards.
These were usually the State Governor and his entourage, as well as other dignitaries as may be determined by the match hosts.
“The Stephen Keshi Stadium will now have new gate fees. The VIP box is now N10,000 with lots of refreshment and entertainment for ticket-holders.
“The covered stand will now go for N3,000, while the popular stand still remains N1,000,” Ukah said.
The covered stand used to go for N2,000.00.