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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by AntiBrutus: 10:00pm On Mar 24
CheedyJ:

Why not barca lost to man utd eh..anyways, most united fans hardly fight in a viewing center atleast, to d best of my knowledge unlike d ogogoro club,very disruptive sets of fans especially in Naija ...

True talk.
ManU fans are classy.

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 10:01pm On Mar 24
What I have observed so far

It's a lucrative business(I haven't done the math though)

It is stressful (still dont understand the stressful part though, since im only working on specific times)

I have a BIG bet9ja shop not far from me, and have many beer parlors around(but there's still no visible "viewing center for many football lovers here, if there's one I'd be there everytime... I coudnt watch Nigerias match 2 days ago, the guy no open, and I just be like chai)....
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by dancok(m): 10:02pm On Mar 24
AntiBrutus:


Because you don't understand how young men are trying to make money without doing yahoo yahoo.

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by agarawu23(m): 10:02pm On Mar 24
twentyk:
how much do you think I'd need to start one.... Just gimme a FIGURE.... Also what are the likely challenges you faced and other things a lay man wouldbt know about the job....
actualy, I bought mine from someone using it before and need cash to travel.

I pay 18k monthly for 3 dstv decoders. Since I ain't there myself, I agreed on a monthly payment.

If you have your space already, u will need to construct, do chair, buy TV at least 2, buy Generator, standing fan, UPS. If you don't have already constructed place to start, budget 300k upwards depending on your taste and capability
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by otabuko(m): 10:02pm On Mar 24
doctokwus:

Na so!
You people just sit down and quote figures out of your head,just like the fallacy that Nigeria is 180-200million people!!At the end when a honest population census is done,without counting goats,dogs and unborn children,we may end up being just 140-150 million
How many matches do u think will have a 100 paying people.
Some matches just 10 people will come out of which 5 maynot even pay.
Secondly the main match days are Saturdays and Champions league night where u may get just about 80-100.
You must be experienced in this. I'm facing same issues in my shop. Some matches na just to collect fuel money back.
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by klever18(m): 10:03pm On Mar 24
twentyk:
What I have observed so far

It's a lucrative business(I haven't done the math though)

It is stressful (still dont understand the stressful part though, since im only working on specific times)

I have a BIG bet9ja shop not far from me, and have many beer parlors around(but there's still no visible "viewing center for many football lovers here, if there's one I'd be there everytime... I coudnt watch Nigerias match 2 days ago, the guy no open, and I just be like chai)....
you can't run it alone you need an assistant
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Nobody: 10:05pm On Mar 24
bigpicture001:
...that biz is dead on arrival...bet9ja shops all around now show football matches on a free charge...it wil heavily affect your income!!!!

This is related to those in the Urban area...most betting shop not in city, don't show live match....only virtual
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 10:07pm On Mar 24
snoopz:





in kwara state ilorin 2 b precise champions league na #80 Europa same , premier league #70
that's some big ass lie.... I schooled in Ilorin for 5 years.... I paid 100 all through.... I never paid lesser, or have I in any viewing center... Infact "oga sonneh charges 150 for 3 to 5 matches...

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by adisabarber(m): 10:07pm On Mar 24
twentyk:
yes sir I fully understand what you saying..... I intend to start with 100 naira as that is the universally accepted amount for live matches anywhere in naija, but I'm starting the nation s cup free of charge to make an impression..... I have no idea of the dstv rates and other unseen expenses, also I know a bros who owns a viewing center and he is never smiling, always angry over one or two things, maybe it's not very lucrative etc.... I just want to know before I jump, what to expect etc.....

Give me one good reason why I should pay 100 Naira to watch a match in your viewing center when I can buy 100 Naira water and watch it in a bar. I think that is the problem viewing centers have now
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by bigpicture001: 10:08pm On Mar 24
Tundexxy:


This is related to those in the Urban area...most betting shop not in city, don't show live match....only virtual

Wow! Just realised dt festac where I stay. Is a rural abode....
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 10:08pm On Mar 24
Tundexxy:


This is related to those in the Urban area...t
most betting shop not in city, don't show live match....only virtual
true this, infact I suspecting this particular bet9ja in my hood does not show matches self.... I think I have been there once when I tried to see if I could watch a mtach there...

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Lizzyangel(f): 10:08pm On Mar 24
my hubby invested in it...
3 big flat screen tvs at 40k each
bug generator 45k
two big standing fan 18k
dstv decoder, dish and insatllation 65k
wiring & workmanship 20k
40 benches 28k
land 1k per month
planks for building
cement and sand for plastering.
misscelleneous
we spent more than 400k then sha....but the turn out is poor because of betshops, Hotels, Beer parlors and shops showing games for free...worst of it all...startimes is now showing most of the games and you can subscribe as low as 100h to watch a match.

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by iHart(m): 10:09pm On Mar 24
ibawon:
What is your Contingency plan when these Students go home or go on strike!
good question!!!
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Nobody: 10:10pm On Mar 24
bigpicture001:


Wow! Just realised dt festac where I stay. Is a rural abode....


Chai! Looking at you in 3D
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by falopey: 10:10pm On Mar 24
twentyk:
yes sir I fully understand what you saying.....[b]I intend to start with 100 naira as that is the universally accepted amount sad for live matches [/b]anywhere in naija, but I'm starting the nation s cup free of charge to make an impression..... I have no idea of the dstv rates and other unseen expenses, also I know a bros who owns a viewing center and he is never smiling, always angry over one or two things, maybe it's not very lucrative etc.... I just want to know before I jump, what to expect etc.....
Hennnnhen? Viewing center don reach like that? Just saying... The last time I stepped my feet in a viewing center, the entry fee was 20 naira.
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Nobody: 10:11pm On Mar 24
falopey:
Hennnnhen? Viewing center don reach like that? Just saying... The last time I stepped my feet in a viewing center, the entry fee was 20 naira.

Just say you don't want viewing centres owner to succeed....

20 naira kwa?

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by lacreamieboie(m): 10:12pm On Mar 24
twentyk:
yes sir I fully understand what you saying..... I intend to start with 100 naira as that is the universally accepted amount for live matches anywhere in naija, but I'm starting the nation s cup free of charge to make an impression..... I have no idea of the dstv rates and other unseen expenses, also I know a bros who owns a viewing center and he is never smiling, always angry over one or two things, maybe it's not very lucrative etc.... I just want to know before I jump, what to expect etc.....

Never start any business free. Even if it is N50 charge them... It kills business. Have a price tag... It shows your seriousness.
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by falopey: 10:15pm On Mar 24
Tundexxy:


Just say you don't want viewing centres owner to succeed....

20 naira kwa?
No. You are taking what I’m saying wrongly. I’m just letting you know that I have lost touch with visiting viewing center totally since the last time I visited was years back.
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 10:17pm On Mar 24
adisabarber:


Give me one good reason why I should pay 100 Naira to watch a match in your viewing center when I can buy 100 Naira water and watch it in a bar. I think that is the problem viewing centers have now
i gave 100 bucks to the barman here for water so I could catch a match, he declined said unless I buy malt which is 150.....

To your question, I'd take a viewing center over a bar, there's a different feeling in a viewing center compare to a bar on ucl night..... That feeling alone I have greatly missed here, it's lacking and I intend to supply it...im sure there are a lot of people like me

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by ojsmscom(m): 10:20pm On Mar 24
run a bet9ja shop and thank me later

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by mabea: 10:24pm On Mar 24
twentyk:
i think I got a dope location, it's populated by students and lots of people around not to talk of unavailability of better viewing center.....

This idea originally came due to my frustration of not finding a place to watch live match..... Do you run one
Make sure you don't have betnaija there o
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Wizywiz(m): 10:26pm On Mar 24
enemyofprogress:
I have jazz that you can plant inside the place that will attract people to the viewing centre no matter the price you ask them to pay. Contact me if you're interested
oye ara...is that all u can offer him...oya shush....go and sleep tomoro is school
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by mabea: 10:27pm On Mar 24
twentyk:
yes sir I fully understand what you saying..... I intend to start with 100 naira as that is the universally accepted amount for live matches anywhere in naija, but I'm starting the nation s cup free of charge to make an impression..... I have no idea of the dstv rates and other unseen expenses, also I know a bros who owns a viewing center and he is never smiling, always angry over one or two things, maybe it's not very lucrative etc.... I just want to know before I jump, what to expect etc.....
No triam o if you do be rest assured that you would later struggle to charge 100#
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by adisabarber(m): 10:30pm On Mar 24
twentyk:
i gave 100 bucks to the barman here for water so I could catch a match, he declined said unless I buy malt which is 150.....

To your question, I'd take a viewing center over a bar, there's a different feeling in a viewing center compare to a bar on ucl night..... That feeling alone I have greatly missed here, it's lacking and I intend to supply it...im sure there are a lot of people like me

You have done your homework well. No need to seek advice on NL. ☺

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by ndaman25: 10:30pm On Mar 24
bros where 10 to 20 plp saying the same thing I will advice u follow their advice ooooo....before it turn to "HAD I KNOW"
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Wizywiz(m): 10:31pm On Mar 24
AntiBrutus:

U be guy abi lady

grin grin grin

Betting has taken away the fun from football.

Now after a match, rather than hear good analysis like we had in the past...what you will be hearing is "e remain small make I win, but that useless match cut my slip".

Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 10:31pm On Mar 24
agarawu23:
actualy, I bought mine from someone using it before and need cash to travel.

I pay 18k monthly for 3 dstv decoders. Since I ain't there myself, I agreed on a monthly payment.

If you have your space already, u will need to construct, do chair, buy TV at least 2, buy Generator, standing fan, UPS. If you don't have already constructed place to start, budget 300k upwards depending on your taste and capability
i don't have an alresdy constructed place, but I have a piece of land to do the job, I have a big Gen, TV would be produced, fan also.... I intend to do "free text run on the Nation's cup, I'm new in the area and just want to text waters.... I have envisioned a large turnout expecially when Nigeria is playing and the location is quite a bomb,as it's directly in front of the junction, infact all roads leads to the front of my house... That's d last junction to wherever you coming from and where you get to board another....

My aim is to take advantage of the lack of VC in that area, my believe is if one could supply one there, then you'd be patronized.... But I haven't figured in the bet naija and bear palour peoples.... Infact 3 bear palour surround me

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Cityfirstborn(m): 10:36pm On Mar 24
op I think from all the comments here you should know what to do, ensure you have a contingency plan especially wen season ends or stdnts go on break. viewing center are not lucrative anymore unlike before. nobody wants to squeeze himself in a crowded area with children even insulting to adjust body, they will prefer watching with a beer at hand in a bar. Go tv even shows smaller matches now not to talk of betting shops every where. Be very guided you might end up frustrated. I have not even talked about the stress, fueling and employment of a helping assistant
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Wizywiz(m): 10:40pm On Mar 24
adisabarber:


Give me one good reason why I should pay 100 Naira to watch a match in your viewing center when I can buy 100 Naira water and watch it in a bar. I think that is the problem viewing centers have now
u cant watch more than one match at a go in beer parlour but u can watch two to three matches simultaneosly with ur 100 naira at d viewing center coupled with d fun and arguements...who no go no no

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by beycity(m): 10:40pm On Mar 24
twentyk:
Hello NL'ders, I want to have an idea of how lucrative it is to run a Viewing center for live matches.....

I want to use the upcoming Nations Cup as an opportunity to jump start the hustle, I have no idea on how it is to run one, and I'm here , asking business owners, or individuals with experience, ideas, and inside knowledge to give me a little OT in the business.....

P. S, i have a large space, two TV's and getting chairs are not a problem for me...intending to start small with the (nations cup FREE)...


Good evening, from the replies above, I can see you don't have the answers you need yet. I currently run a viewing center, so I think I should be able to help.
1. It's a lucrative business if you are in a good location.
2. Don't make it your main hustle .
3. Go to the nearest DSTV office and get a compact plus with an extra view.. you will be paying 12800 per month. It will give you access to SS2 to SS10.
3. anticipate challenges like hotels and betting shops that shows free games.
4.. Like every other business, it won't start paying immediately, infact, it might take 3 months before you can break even.
5. You will need to find a way to pull crowd down there. People won't just come.
6!! Make sure your gadgets are working fine! you won't want your Gen to go off during a major match. If you mess up one day! it might take you weeks to get their loyalty back.
7 ! Don't take side as the owner.. it's works for me.
All the best .

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by pofolo(m): 10:41pm On Mar 24
twentyk:
i don't have an alresdy constructed place, but I have a piece of land to do the job, I have a big Gen, TV would be produced, fan also.... I intend to do "free text run on the Nation's cup, I'm new in the area and just want to text waters.... I have envisioned a large turnout expecially when Nigeria is playing and the location is quite a bomb,as it's directly in front of the junction, infact all roads leads to the front of my house... That's d last junction to wherever you coming from and where you get to board another....

My aim is to take advantage of the lack of VC in that area, my believe is if one could supply one there, then you'd be patronized.... But I haven't figured in the bet naija and bear palour peoples.... Infact 3 bear palour surround me

whaooo
great.
i can see you have zeal to start. its lucrative if you have the right market n demand for it. security , location and population with income flow will determine ur moves...
this is my 7th year in d biz, 6th yr as owner, 5season of paying @ most #1,900 for dstv access if need be, and now d only surviving vc in my area

u shud however know dstv does not show all matches.
and that for 2 matches it will cost u abt #15k monthly n #18k for 3matches on dstv.

lemi giv u a hint

BUD ( Big dishes ) vs dstv

Analysis....
BUD VS DSTV....
1ST YEAR....

BUD... DISH , DECODER CCCAM ETC #250,000. 12Months

DSTV..
1st sub ...decoder , dish n installation #75000.
9months sub of #18500, = #166500 + #75000

Total of 10months = #241500......

pre season..
bud ✅✅✅✅
dstv....avoidance...or sub single activation..#9800.

2nd yr...
Bud....cccam , meg etc 12months....@ most #30000.

dstv...10months sub...
#185000.

3rd year...
Bud....with new fta n cccam #30000.

dstv increases sub to #19000/month
=#190000.


& D trend continues...
if ders euro or world cup ( june n july )
dstv go go full 12months
dats xtra 2 months sub for dstv........

cut off ur running cost ( sub especially )

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by zinaunreal(m): 10:41pm On Mar 24
Location is very important. I even run mine with a bet shop, game center and they dont mind paying because i use two 32 inches tv screens and one woofer plus dstv. Now tell me why dem no go pay. I want to switch to ctl because they show all the tournaments. Dstv does not show europa and carling cup

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