FLOW Su­per Cup is back!

Jamaica Gleaner - - YL:DOLLARS AND SENSE - La­mando Shep­herd YOUTHLINK WRITER

OC­TO­BER 21 will mark the re­newal of the muchan­tic­i­pated FLOW Su­per Cup, and the telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions gi­ant is dish­ing out all the de­tails of this sea­son’s show­down.

At a Septem­ber 29, 2016 press con­fer­ence, a panel of or­gan­is­ers pro­vided valu­able in­for­ma­tion and tack­led chal­leng­ing ques­tions from mem­bers of the foot­ball fra­ter­nity and, by ex­ten­sion, the wider so­ci­ety. Although they man­aged to shed some light on this sea­son’s up­dates, Youthlink was still able to squeeze in a few words with spon­sor­ship and event man­ager Stephen Miller, who gave us more of the 411.

Youthlink: What new changes should Ja­maica look for­ward to in this year’s com­pe­ti­tion?

Stephen Miller: We wanted to im­ple­ment some changes which would con­tinue to bring it to in­ter­na­tional level or in­ter­na­tional stan­dards. One of the ma­jor changes is in the tick­et­ing and gate­m­an­age­ment process. We will no longer be sell­ing at the gate this year. Tick­ets go on sale from Oc­to­ber 7, and are go­ing to be in key, ac­ces­si­ble, re­tail lo­ca­tions in Kingston, St Cather­ine and Montego Bay. We are also creat­ing ticket hubs that will be lo­cated in walk­ing dis­tance from the venue on game days so per­sons can get their tick­ets.

Youthlink: Are there any changes in the prizes for win­ning teams?

Stephen Miller: There has been no change, but the win­ner of the Su­per Cup (the school) will take home $1,000,000 and every sin­gle team which qual­i­fies for the Su­per Cup will get $25,000; and as they progress through the rounds, the money will dou­ble.

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