”It’s A Jackpot For Us Hosting Concerts At Our Stadia” – Sports Authority

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The boss of the Ashanti regional sports authority Mr Iddrisu has revealed the income difference between using the Baba Yara Sports stadium for sporting activities and musical concerts.

The sports authority which has over the years been under severe criticism over their failure to maintain facilities at the stadium has explained the reason this failure.

In a chat with the Honorable Minister of Youth and sports, Isaac Asiamah after he visited the Baba Yara sports stadium on Tuesday for inspection of the various facilities, Iddrisu expounded monies that are recouped after hosting sporting activities are relatively small even to pay electricity bills alone.

Sports minister Asiamah and team  inspecting facilties at the Baba Yara sports stadium

Sports minister Asiamah and team inspecting facilities at the Baba Yara sports stadium

He revealed it is a “Jackpot” for them when the facilities are hired for concerts to be held at the stadium, with that he told the minister is a way of revenue generation which takes care of most bills.

The sports minister however advised the stadium can be used as source to generate money by hiring it out for various concerts but the authority should ensure such programs shouldn’t be hosted on the football pitch.

FOLLOW: Nazir Hamzah @Oseikromniiba

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