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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 10:41pm On Mar 24
Thanks a lot y'all , I have really learnt not 1 or 2 but 9 and 10....i will go ahead with my plan and from tomorrow I will keep a check on that bet9ja to know if they run live games,(I hope not)...

Nations cup is a couple of months ahead and this will give me ample time to set things in motion, I really wanna do the Nation's cup, then await the "New football season....

I will take note of all the ideas here and work on it, I'm not scared of the challenges, I Intend to make this work...thank you again y'all for contributing...

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 10:43pm On Mar 24
Lizzyangel:
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.
na wa ooo, me I nor even get all these money....no problem...

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by buzritchy: 10:44pm On Mar 24
Op follow your instincts after dissecting everyone's comment & seek God's guidance over the business.

Please incase any viewing center owner is in need of a large screen 50" Samsung tv, just pm me as I have one unused and suitable for this business.
Thanks
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by enemyofprogress: 10:44pm On Mar 24
Wizywiz:
oye ara...is that all u can offer him...oya shush....go and sleep tomoro is school
is it a seen for me to want to help a fellow human bean like me?
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Wizywiz(m): 10:45pm 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 zinaunreal(m): 10:46pm On Mar 24
mabea:
Make sure you don't have betnaija there o
Even with bet naija i still dey run my viewing enter with maximum profit packaging matters alot
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 10:50pm On Mar 24
Cityfirstborn:
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
do you run a VC.... Anyway I don't expect it to be easy.... But I still think a well run VC would get its audience here.... I'm using myself as an example... I still shaked my head when I got to a VC 2 days ago and it was not opened... Also there is a high population of students here... All the raw materials are just there staring at me....

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by pofolo(m): 10:51pm On Mar 24
twentyk:
Thanks a lot y'all , I have really learnt not 1 or 2 but 9 and 10....i will go ahead with my plan and from tomorrow I will keep a check on that bet9ja to know if they run live games,(I hope not)...

Nations cup is a couple of months ahead and this will give me ample time to set things in motion, I really wanna do the Nation's cup, then await the "New football season....

I will take note of all the ideas here and work on it, I'm not scared of the challenges, I Intend to make this work...thank you again y'all for contributing...

there are stations dat will air afcon as free to air ( no sub required ), you can use it for a start....
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 10:52pm On Mar 24
zinaunreal:

Even with bet naija i still dey run my viewing enter with maximum profit packaging matters alot
bros follow me talk abeg..... Follow me talk about that packaging.... My blood is hotting...
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by zinaunreal(m): 10:53pm On Mar 24
ThothHermes:
Betting has spoilt it. It's no longer lucrative. In fact all the shops I know are dead or dying. Bet shops show free matches and most people would rather try their luck with their 100 bucks than pay to watch.

Banish the thought.
Big lie bro. I run a successful one
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by pofolo(m): 10:54pm On Mar 24
twentyk:
do you run a VC.... Anyway I don't expect it to be easy.... But I still think a well run VC would get its audience here.... I'm using myself as an example... I still shaked my head when I got to a VC 2 days ago and it was not opened... Also there is a high population of students here... All the raw materials are just there staring at me....

d owner might just be trying to save cost, atimes pple dnt follow euro qualifiers, & nigeria already qualified, most vc will not sub if der sub don finish within d 2wks international break
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by zinaunreal(m): 10:56pm On Mar 24
twentyk:
bros abeg wetin you see.... Bear parlor dey my side, infact he full wella, but na one TV dem get, and there is one bet9ja in the area, but based on my own personal experience looking for a viewing center to watch match and cant find, betshops, bear palour shows just one match and Im offering more, coupled with the location being the meeting point for the whole road....

Do it..
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by RTSC: 10:57pm On Mar 24
MosakuAW:
Firstly, call Dstv customer service and ask them for the rate and package the have for Dstv viewing centre. If you are to start without using the package for viewing centre, you will close shop in 6months because, SS5, SS6 are their prime stations for football.

For you to show 2 live matches @the same time, you will need that package and 2 decoder. If you start with the regular subscriptions with the premium package is @15,800 and you will have to show 2matches @the same time with 2decoders then, it will be very very expensive.

Also, you need to look @location. What are other viewing centre during. You will need to also introduce drinks and snacks for them to buy doing viewing time. Make sure you have a very good generator set and also have another as backup.

Lastly, don't do I will pay later or I want to watch first half game or 2nd half game only. Make sure all game are fixed price except when you are showing double matches, you have to charge twice. If you are collecting N100 for a single match, the N150 or N200 for double match. Best of luck
na who go pay N150 for two simultaneous live matches.?

You funny sha.
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by pofolo(m): 10:59pm On Mar 24
dstv does not air europa, efl n copa del rey n community shield
startimes na only europa, no epl etc
no paytv in nigeria show efl n copa del rey
but all is available on bud...
make ur findings , be ready to be consistent..... and show all matches n not selected alone
u go blow

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 11:01pm On Mar 24
pofolo:


there are stations dat will air afcon as free to air ( no sub required ), you can use it for a start....
Thank you.... You got my point.....I want it to be an awareness kinda thingy, the nation's cup.... I want people to come in and watch "Nigerias match free, and other selective or high profile match..... I have my TV and gotv to do that without any wahala.... We can put any chair for now and most people won't mind standing..... My first aim is the awareness,I want them to know they can watch football here FREE and should not be peeping on the road.... Enter watch ball, enjoy yourself, go your house, come back next day....
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by ibietela2(m): 11:02pm On Mar 24
Sam2310:
Twentyk, make sure u have tickets to give to customers.
For the side i dey watch match, money no dey cause problem, the owner and 2 worker dey operate.
The first worker go collect money and give the customer ticket at the entrance.
The owner go collect ticket from the customer before the customer go sit down.
And the second worker go be like a number10 in football, e go dey in-charge of maintenance and protection of the property and anything u wish him to do.
If first half finished, the owner will give each customer going outside for refreshments ticket.
Coming back for second half, the owner will collect is ticket back. New customer will have to pay the first worker to watch second half and the first worker will give the customer ticket that will give the owner.
Note:The owner always give the first worker new ticket difference from the first one to give new customer to watch second half, so that the calculations go dey smooth.

Nice one
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Olameen1713: 11:04pm On Mar 24
Hmmm....I find it funny to read some quotes here.
It a pity that people are just talking about what they don't know or have little experience with.
Well, I am currently running a viewing center since 2015 and I have a lots of experience which I would like to share to any potential investors who is ready to listen.

Please note: It's not black and white as some novice have painted it here.

Guy, to get undiluted and first hand hints you can reach me on... 08122681713

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 11:04pm On Mar 24
pofolo:
dstv does not air europa, efl n copa del rey n community shield

startimes na only europa, no epl etc

no paytv in nigeria show efl n copa del rey

but all is available on bud...

make ur findings , be ready to be consistent.....
and show all matches n not selected alone

u go blow
which one is bud?.... My VC back in my neighborhood shows all matches... That's why Im asking if it's only dstv... Cuz that egbon will just go one channel go bring match come....
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 11:07pm On Mar 24
Olameen1713:
Hmmm....I find it funny to read some quotes here.
It a pity that people are just talking about what they don't know or have little experience with.
Well, I am currently running a viewing center since 2015 and I have a lots of experience which I would like to share to any potential investors who is ready to listen.

Please note: It's not black and white as some novice have painted it here.

Guy, to get undiluted and first hand hints you can reach me on... 08122681713
is it lucrative? would you do it all over again?, what are likely challenges to be encountered, and how to beat them....what methods works for a beginner etc.... Just give me some OT
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by lexxv(m): 11:07pm On Mar 24
after the season what become of your business?
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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 11:08pm On Mar 24
zinaunreal:


Do it..
Thank you.... How many people do you get on a average? And how do you handle people that don't want to pay, staff etc...
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by noisy45(m): 11:10pm On Mar 24
Add porn movie to your football match showing most especially at half time to beat down tension and to relax anxiety nerves. Boys go like u die grin
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by pofolo(m): 11:12pm On Mar 24
pofolo:


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 )


BUD is big dishes....e.g 4-4.4m
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by MosakuAW(m): 11:21pm On Mar 24
twentyk:
thanks a lot for this write up.... I'm in lasu road and there's a lot of boys around here... When I moved early this year, I was shocked when I couldn't find a viewing center on a super Sunday, and when I eventually did find one, oboy I was dissapointed....

I have also been wondering how Id be able to show two or more matches etc... I wlli surely look into the 2 decoder package.... A quick question here, what if I want to show 3, 4 matches? Do I get 4 different decoders.. How many decoders could I get...


Call Dstv customer service you will get details or better still go to their office in GRA Ikeja for full details.
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Olameen1713: 11:22pm On Mar 24
twentyk:
is it lucrative? would you do it all over again?, what are likely challenges to be encountered, and how to beat them....what methods works for a beginner etc.... Just give me some OT

The truth is I won't do it all over again. Why?
Because the general life cycle of the business is in decline. Due to many number of reasons which includes but not limited to the emergence of the IT. Another major challenges is who to trust with the business if you are not going to be fully involved. Tickets idea of a thing is not effective. Fixed costs are high and sales are not guarantee because of the emergence of retail betting centers around. A lots of factors makes it really dicey. Currently, I am contemplating on exiting the business. I'm not discouraging you o, but I wouldn't want you to have a false mindset that all about the business is green.
Those who enjoyed the business are those that did it in early 2000s before the emergence of live scores, betting and co...
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 11:26pm On Mar 24
Olameen1713:


The truth is I won't do it all over again. Why?
Because the general life cycle of the business is in decline. Due to many number of reasons which includes but not limited to the emergence of the IT. Another major challenges is who to trust with the business if you are not going to be fully involved. Tickets idea of a thing is not effective. Fixed costs are high and sales are not guarantee because of the emergence of retail betting centers around. A lots of factors makes it really dicey. Currently, I am contemplating on exiting the business. I'm not discouraging you o, but I wouldn't want you to have a false mindset that all about the business is green.
Those who enjoyed the business are those that did it in early 2000s before the emergence of live scores, betting and co...
hmmm, truly dicey...
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 11:32pm On Mar 24
olayinka63:
Ensure you don't have much friends because they will not pay on the basis of being your friend.
Secondly, there are tactics some people running this business are using to cover multiple matches same time with less monthly subscription. Research about it.
your head is there
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by manifest1(m): 11:38pm On Mar 24
Lots of lessons learnt

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 11:41pm On Mar 24
Sam2310:
Twentyk, make sure u have tickets to give to customers.
For the side i dey watch match, money no dey cause problem, the owner and 2 worker dey operate.
The first worker go collect money and give the customer ticket at the entrance.
The owner go collect ticket from the customer before the customer go sit down.
And the second worker go be like a number10 in football, e go dey in-charge of maintenance and protection of the property and anything u wish him to do.
If first half finished, the owner will give each customer going outside for refreshments ticket.
Coming back for second half, the owner will collect is ticket back. New customer will have to pay the first worker to watch second half and the first worker will give the customer ticket that will give the owner.
Note:The owner always give the first worker new ticket difference from the first one to give new customer to watch second half, so that the calculations go dey smooth.
this is smooth
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Olameen1713: 11:43pm On Mar 24
twentyk:
hmmm, truly dicey...

Exactly my bro, I started this business with my life savings thinking I would be able to recoup my money back at the short or long run.. but here I am, with almost 5 seasons gone, I'm still not break even with no hope in sight... truth is, if you have other long term ambitions this business is not for you. Invest in other things even like treasury bills..

You may think you will get your money back at the short run but lemme tell you, it's very difficult to get 100 customers in a single match as some people posited here. Also note that you can only show maximum of 4 matches ( the big clubs) in weekend while the number of fans of various clubs will be vary that also influence your sales.

Secondly is even if you are able to get it be rest assure that the following season you will get a competitor that will challenge you and eventually cut down your sales significantly with little or nothing to do about it..

Thirdly, your fixed costs will remain regardless of whether you make sales or not.

Woo my bro, it's not a funny experience abeg.
If you have not committed to it yet, I will advice you to look elsewhere..
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by goat22: 11:44pm On Mar 24
bluefilm:
It's rubbish.

Once season is over, nothing for you again.


I told you to sell hot beans to your customers but you no hear as dem dey watch dem go dey service mouth dey justice the hot beans for court.
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 11:44pm On Mar 24
otabuko:
Buy decoder from dstv and buy another empty one for intermarriage. Dstv will do it for you. Subscribe to dstv compact plus ➕ HD extraview. Then you will show 2 live matches at a go on 2 separate decoders. Price is 12850
thanks for contributing

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