PSL fans to pay more this season
Posted: 30 July 2010 Time: 7:37 am
Higher entrance prices for PSL games this season and a better deal for players. These are two of the issues decided on at the Board of Governors meeting in Sandton yesterday.
"Supporters have been paying R20 to attend our games for the past eight years. Costs have increased in that period," PSL chairman Irvin Khoza says in a Sapa report carried by the Daily Dispatch.
"For example it costs a club R500 000 just to stage a PSL match. We have no option but to increase our prices. It is always unfortunate when one has to make increases but there is no way we can continue to charge R20 for 90 minutes of high-quality entertainment any longer."
Although Khoza could not give a figure it is likely that fans will have to pay R40 to attend PSL matches this season.
The PSL are charging between R50 and R100 for next Saturday's Telkom Charity Cup.
"We have already sold 56000 tickets for the event even before we know which four PSL clubs will be competing," said Khoza.
"The clubs have agreed to look after players' rights," said Khoza. "It is an important and a big step forward for soccer in our country."
Details of these are expected to be revealed by the Union shortly.
The controversial issue surrounding the South African Football Association and the disputed annual general meeting held last September, was yesterday again put on hold. Safa implemented new changes to their constitution in June.
"We cannot comment until Safa furnish us with details and we get clarity," said Khoza.