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Kamuzu Stadium turns commercial

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By Mphatso Malidadi:

Kamuzu Stadium management has introduced fees to individuals and organisations that intend to use the facility to improve their fitness.

Soccer enthusiasts who want to watch training sessions at the stadium have not been spared either, as they will be required to pay a minimal fee.

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The development comes after the reopening of the stadium following the completion of renovations which took almost two years.

The stadium’s manager, Ambilike Mwaungulu, said individuals intending to use the facility for a day will be paying K500 whereas a monthly fee of K12,000 is an option.

“We are opening the stadium to the public because it remains a public facility for holding sports and other events. As a public facility, it is supposed to be accessed by any member of the general public whose activities fit in with what the stadium offers but in an orderly manner,” he said.

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Mwaungulu said they have set conditions and would provide identity cards to ensure the facility is not abused.

“Individuals may choose to pay a monthly subscription of K12,000 or K500 per an individual per day. We will have identity cards for regular individual users to create a membership base. Those who want to use the facility as groups also have a particular charge for training on terraces, running on the track and using the turf.

“With membership fees and daily payments for users, our security measures will be enhanced as we will be able to follow all individuals and know which areas they are using within the stadium. Even misuse of water will be minimised since we will be dealing with identifiable members,” he said.

Mwaungulu also disclosed that the stadium management would offer other services like photography, education tourism and video shooting.

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