DYNAMOS want the cheapest ticket for the Harare Derby to be US$5 at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.
The high-profile match will mark the return of the domestic Premiership to the capital after the city’s clubs were forced to seek temporary shelter elsewhere.
While the club had yesterday flighted posters of the derby with the Rest of the Ground tickets pegged at US$2, US$5 for VIP and US$10 for VVIP, chief executive Jonathan Mashingaidze told Zimpapers Sports that they have already applied for a gate fee hike to the PSL.
Charges were also hiked for the ill-fated Battle of Zimbabwe showdown against Highlanders at Barbourfields where 13 000 people paid to watch.
“We applied to PSL as a club yesterday to have the rest of the ground pegged at US$5 just as we did with the game against Highlanders.
“So, in other words, we are waiting for the response of the PSL to give us the approval which we are very confident that it will come.
“Remember, even the last time we played CAPS, they also hiked their ticket price.
“So the cheapest ticket, which will be the rest of the ground, is expected to go for US$5.”
Mashingaidze said the Harare Derby will always be a big game and a platform to unleash generational stars.
Prior to the game, roadshows will be held across the capital and the clubs are expected to educate their fans about the dangers of violence.
“The Harare Derby will never be a small game in any way. We understand that the fans of both teams will be eager to watch their teams playing.
“Ahead of the match, we are going to host a roadshow as we would like to take the opportunity to also warn our supporters against pitch invasion and crowd trouble.
“What happened in Bulawayo two weeks ago should not be part of our football. This is a beautiful game and it should be for everyone to see and experience the beauty of it.
“So, as a club, we do not condone the use of mocking or hate songs by our fans as we want to accommodate everyone.”
“This game is going a long way as we seek to celebrate the milestone we have travelled as a club.
“This year we are celebrating our 60th anniversary and if you look at clubs like CAPS United, Highlanders, Zimbabwe Saints and others, have been an integral part of this journey.
“Will be going down in the memory lane, football legends have been born from both ends from these games such as Eddie Katsvere, Friday Phiri, Joel Shambo and Kenneth Jere, among others, and this is the perfect opportunity to rekindle the old memories.”