PSL

SuperSport search for new, smaller stadium

Kaitano Tembo (Supplied)
Kaitano Tembo (Supplied)

Absa Premiership side SuperSport United say they are looking for a new home as the Lucas Moripe Stadium is too big.

Matsatsantsa have been based at the Tshwane venue for 16 years but CEO Stanley Matthews says it is time to find somewhere more suitable.

Four alternative stadiums have reportedly already been considered by SuperSport, with Caledonian Stadium, Sinaba Stadium, Makhulong Stadium and the Puma Rugby Stadium all listed.

Speaking to KickOff, Matthews explained that securing a smaller venue would massively benefit the club.

He said: "We are a small club and with five-and-a-half-thousand fans. We've got an average fan base of around about 6 000 per game, and we don't need to play in a 30 000-seater stadium.

"When we look at teams like Highlands Park that are playing at Makhulong, they are three years in the PSL and they are getting the same size crowd as us and the vibe is so nice.

"We have the same size crowd with no vibe, why? Because we are playing in a 30 000-seater stadium. It doesn't create the atmosphere that you are looking for, and the athletics track in between you and the field, it's not ideal for us.

"Caledonian Stadium would be ideal for us, but if we can't get a Caledonian-type stadium in Tshwane, I'll look where I can find a stadium that is 8 000-seater. For us to have a more intimidating atmosphere, to have a more vibrant atmosphere, we need a smaller stadium."

- TEAMtalk media

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