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FOOTBALL: Captain Burrell defends ticket prices

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2015 | 8:40 PM
Horace Burrell says Jamaicans should be reasonably satisfied with paying what he describes as minimal prices to see the Reggae Boyz play inside the National Stadium.

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Captain Horace Burrell, has come out strongly in defence of ticket prices for the opening leg of the Jamaica versus Nicaragua CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier.

The match will be played at the National Stadium on Friday, September 4.

The JFF listed grandstand ticket prices of between $5,500 and $6,500 per person.

The cost to enter the bleachers will be $1,200. 

Burrell says Jamaicans should be reasonably satisfied with paying what he describes as minimal prices to see the Reggae Boyz play inside the National Stadium.

Burrell says four years ago, the ticket prices were almost the same.

He says the rental of the stadium, air fare and remuneration to the players have all gone up.

As a result he says the entrance fee is good value for money. 

Tickets for the World Cup go on sale on August 28. 

The Reggae Boyz are fresh off impressive Copa America and CONCACAF Gold Cup performances.

Jamaica were the beaten finalists, losing three-one to Mexico in the Gold Cup final.