Cash for all eight qualifiers
All eight schools that have qualified for the fourth edition of the FLOW Super Cup will receive cash prizes.
The eight qualifiers are guaranteed $50,000 each. Then the four semi-finalists will each get $100,000. The two finalists, $200,000, and the winners, $650,000.
Gates will open at 3:00 p.m. at the Montego Bay Sports Complex today.
This season the organisers have announced changes to the competition's rules that will eliminate extra playing time and see matches proceeding to a penalty shootout if no winner is determined after regulation time.
The entry fees for matches on the opening weekend are $500 for bleachers and $1,000 for grandstand. Presold tickets will be available in Montego Bay until tomorrow at the Flow Fairview Store. Tickets will also be sold at the old Cars to Go office located across from Mega Mart, Montego Bay, in close proximity to the Catherine Hall Stadium. No tickets will be sold at the venue.
FLOW's vice-president of marketing, Carlo Redwood, speaking on behalf of the organisers, has advised firearm holders not to show up with their weapons at Super Cup match venues.
"No firearm will be allowed at the games this season. We had problems in the past, so no firearms," Redwood told The Gleaner yesterday.
He added that today's games will be broadcast live on FLOW youtube page and on radio.
At the end of the Super Cup, FLOW, following a deal with English Premier League outfit Manchester United, will send two teams selected from the Super Cup to the club in January.
"We will send two teams to Manchester United next January for training. The first team will be selected by the media, while the second team will be selected by facebook users," Redwood explained.