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Malawi government to outsource Bingu Stadium e-ticketing

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Malawi government will out sour c e electronic ticketing services at Bingu National Stadium currently under construction in Lilongwe, Ministry of Sports and Culture sports director has said.

Jameson Ndalama Tuesday said government resolved that the stadium should be the first in the country to have the e-ticketing system as one way of eliminating gate fraud, which deprives players of income.

“In fact, we want all stadiums in the country to have e-ticketing system, but the Bingu Stadium will be the first. This will help to end gate fraud and congestion at the gates because there will be no selling of tickets at the gates or around the stadium,” he said.

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On the modalities of the project, Ndalama said the e-ticketing system would be run as a separate project from the construction of the stadium.

Therefore, he said, they would call for bids from interested parties.

“The bids would be reviewed according to standard procedures and the successful bidder will be responsible for managing e-ticketing at the stadium,” he said.

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Ndalama said the ministry would work on a new budget to install the e-ticketing system at the stadium since the project was not included in the initial budget for the stadium construction.

Meanwhile, Ndalama confirmed that construction of the stadium would be completed by November 30, 2015, but the date for the official opening was not yet set.

“What remains is the installation of solar lights and electricity,” he said.

According to Wikipedia, electronic tickets are often delivered as PDFs or another downloadable format that can be received via email or through a mobile app.

Electronic tickets allow spectators to download their tickets, as opposed to waiting for physical tickets to arrive in the mail.

A printed copy of these tickets or a digital copy on a mobile phone may be presented on coming to the venue. These tickets may also have a barcode, which may be scanned on entry into the venue to streamline crowd processing.

The Bingu stadium has a capacity of 40,000 and it is being funded by the Chinese Government through concessionary loans.

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