Plans to host the next week’s international friendly match involving Zambia and Zimbabwe at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium have hit a snag with the management of the facility demanding K200 million for using the newly built structure.
The match that is scheduled to test the venue’s ability to host evening matches is set for August 8.
“When we take a game to any venue, we look at different factors. One of the factors of course is the economics of a particular match. This
(Zambia/Zimbabwe friendly) is not an A international match and when a match is not an A international it means the commercial value or viability of that game is much lower. It is reduced,” Mwanza said.
“I’m reluctant to comment on the figures right now because they are still at administrative process.
If by any means we look at the cost of hire for the stadium that it will not make economic sense for us then we shift the venue. We pay every stadium we go to.”
Gate charges for the low key friendly have been pegged at K10 000 for the upper deck, K20 000 for the lower deck and K100 thousand for the VIP section.