Fans urged to buy tickets for Mamelodi Sundowns vs Barcelona clash early to avoid disappointment
Posted: 10 May 2018 Time: 15:36
Mamelodi Sundowns have warned that tickets for their much-anticipated friendly clash against Spanish giants FC Barcelona are selling at an unprecedented rate.
The Absa Premiership champions are set to face the La Liga Santander champions in a match dubbed ‘Champions vs Champions’, in celebration of former South African president and struggle icon Nelson Mandela’s centenary.
Tickets are currently on sale at Computicket outlets nationwide, varying from a cost of R40 up to R550 for premium-placed seats.
At the time of the announcement, when ticket sales had just gone live, it was indicated that tickets were already selling at a rapid rate.
“Tickets are currently selling at 216 per minute, which is like the fastest at Computicket,” announced Sundowns CEO Sizwe Nzimande midway through the press conference.
Furthermore club president Patrice Motsepe explained the reason behind the kick-off time set for 18h15, before calling on The Brazilians’ faithful to turn up early to get behind the team from the get-go.
“The game is at 6pm [sic] because we had to take into account that there is the Europa League final played on the same night [20h45],” explained Motsepe.
“So, in terms of the rules in Europe, Barcelona either had to play on the day before or on the same day, but earlier – these are the rules of UEFA.
“A lot of the Sundowns people come at half-time, particularly those who come from my village – they all come from my village, we want you to come earlier now because we need their inspiration.”