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Lagos pay N32m to buy seats for Under-17

LOC officials for the Fifa Under_17 World Cup say the Lagos state government have paid N32 million to buy seats at the stadium for the tournament.
The Teslim Balogun Stadium will host matches up until the semifinal of the championships and the state government has moved to ensure that there will be few empty seats to be seen

“The Lagos State government has paid N32 million for 15,000 seats and the simple implication is that all the matches at the Lagos sub-seats would be jam_packed. This is what I expect other sub_seat to do.

“The 5,000 seat left in Lagos sub-seat would be sold on the streets and in Fifa’s rating Lagos is already a success story even before the matches are played,” LOC Marketing Officer Mike Itemuagbor said.
He also added that the Eyo masquerade has been approved as the official composite logo for Lagos sub_seat by Fifa.

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola
Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola

FIFA has also endorsed the supply of 1,500 uniforms to be used by volunteers during the matches of the U_17 World Cup scheduled to begin from October 24. And the 1,500 uniforms would be re_distributed to the eight hosting sub_seats from this week.

Fifa have also ruled that only the two captains would be escorted into the playing pitch before matches unlike in previous competitions where all the 22 players are escorted to the field before the commencement of matches.


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