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The Cost Of Not Hosting 'The Big Three'

Cape Town City chairman John Comitis has opened up about what they miss out on in revenue since they have not been able to host some of the big matches with supporters in the stadium. 

By hosting Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns, a number of clubs in the DStv Premiership get to make some good money from gate takings, but the absence of fans has made this impossible.

The last time supporters were allowed into stadiums for matches in the Premiership was in March 2020. 

"You know, at the end of a season, we are in the plus, because of the three or four games that we have, and possibly a cup game here and there. It's in the millions. So while the small games might cost us to run, the overall net is that we lose money," Comitis tells the Siya crew.

"Chiefs, Pirates, Sundowns and a cup semifinal that might be a Stellenbosch or something like that... we make good revenue. It's only with the quite midweek games that we are losing money because the stadium rent and so on become too excessive compared to the revenue that you bring in. But it's not just about the revenue. It's about having the fans in the stadium."

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