Managers of the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium In Tamale have made a 400% increment as cost for renting the facility of any major event.
According to credible information reaching TamaleOnline.Net indicates there has been a surge in the cost of renting the Stadium (Formally Tamale Sports Stadium) from approximately GHS150.000 to GHS60.000 for musical concerts and other entertainment activities.
The 21.000 capacity stadia is the only facility patronized by event organizers and top artists for hosting mega entertainment shows in the Tamale Metropolis due to non-existence of other bigger alternatives.
A top event organizer in a brief chat with TamaleOnline lamented that the unreasonably new charges is not only affecting their business, “it is slowly killing the Showbiz industry due to lack of major events happening since the new year.” the source stated.
The source added the situation has compelled some artist to channel their attention of hosting events at smaller venues in some districts in the Northern Region.
Brief checks made by our Head of Arts and Showbiz and Host of Quick Chat On TamaleOnline, Tim Afrik indicates that the GHS60K price does not come with Sound Systems, Stage, Lighting and other necessary equipment, and are brought in from outside by the event organizer(s).
However, further checks at the Accra Sports Stadium points to the fact that it does not cost more than GHS50.000 to rent the 40.000 capacity stadium for musical concerts and entertainment events.
Meanwhile, Tim Afrik is currently following up on the story to uncover more details.