Was reading through a piece in the Daily Nation regarding the recent gates from the World Cup Qualifier match between Kenya and Tunisia at the newly rebranded Coca Cola National stadium and this particular paragraph struck me
Of the 27,000 tickets offered for sale, 24,507 were taken up by the public translating to 22,513 terrace tickets sold from the 24,000 on offer and 1,996 centre stand tickets sold from 3,000 on offer.
The figures, however, do not seem to tally with the actual attendance of the match which showed a crowd well beyond the 30,000 capacity at the Coca-Cola National Stadium.
“No one can verify how many people the stadium (Coca-Cola) can hold,” FKL senior vice chairman Titus Kasuve said. Even though Coca-Cola stadium lacks seats, official records of Sports Stadia Management Board, the managers of the facility, indicate that it’s official capacity stands at 30,000.
Just in the first weekend of KPL action a match involving AFC Leopards and Nairobi City Stars saw a near disaster as the stadium was reported to have been flooded up to twice its capacity and it was at this very stadium that a stampede broke out costing the the life of one 15 year old fan. Now if the KFF/FKL (whoever is incharge these days) is capable of producing detailed reccords of who has official ticket and therefore has official permission to enjoy Kenyn football from inside the stadium how do all these extra fans (nothing agaisbt their passion to support our boys) keep getting access?
the article in question, incase you would like to have a read