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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Adek15(m): 11:45pm On Mar 24
extralargehead:
Good idea. It depends on the location you want to use. If your location has a high population of the youth,especially undergraduates,then with two televisions is not a bad idea.
You can charge as low as fifty naira per match, because you have to recharge the network you will use whether DStv or what., in addition to cost of fuel for your generator, and maintenance.
But bear in mind you will have to add another Tv or even two as you progress.
Goodluck
my advice is don't go for dstv, it's very limited. Go for metro or one of these cable TVs. Dstv doesn't show europa and community shield

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 11:46pm On Mar 24
otabuko:
You must be experienced in this. I'm facing same issues in my shop. Some matches na just to collect fuel money back.
what types and kinds of issues...
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by babyfaceafrica: 11:48pm On Mar 24
Wizywiz:
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
false.....weekends ..I just go to the bar.. by 1.30..buy one bottle..I watch ball till 6....and bars are more better..no useless argument
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 11:49pm On Mar 24
Adek15:
my advice is don't go for dstv, it's very limited. Go for metro or one of these cable TVs. Dstv doesn't show europa and community shield
are they reliable like dstv..... Not the ones that will give unesseary wahala.... Eg Mtn are big thief but they are my main line for everything... They deliver, simple..... Will metro ND etc deliver... You get my drift
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 11:58pm On Mar 24
beycity:


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 .
you made my night bro...
2-it's not..
3-i like that arrangement
4-im prepared for that, I just want something sustainable on the long run
5-how do you do this... Pls gimme pointers
6-i don't do Bleep ups...
7-nice idea....

Would you do it over again... And people here are saying stressful? Pls what's the stressful part
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Adek15(m): 12:00am On Mar 25
twentyk:
are they reliable like dstv..... Not the ones that will give unesseary wahala.... Eg Mtn are big thief but they are my main line for everything... They deliver, simple..... Will metro ND etc deliver... You get my drift
yes. Ctl is Tha bomb really. Go for Ctl.
It doesn't waste time booting like dstv
Bad weather doesn't have much effect on it like dstv
It shows all matches: ucl, epl, serial A, LA Liga, Logue 1,carling, europa, fa cup, community shield. Sometimes even bundeiga and Holland league

Do you need more?

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Ndipe(m): 12:02am On Mar 25
How much is usually the gate fee?
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by joepepsy(m): 12:04am On Mar 25
Chop knuckle kiss
AntiBrutus:


Because you don't understand how young men are trying to make money without doing yahoo yahoo.
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 12:05am On Mar 25
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 )
wow, this is really good... Thanks boss.... How come I never heard of this Bud... Again are they reliable, Eg you know dstv is a major brand... Don't know of BUD... And I'm guessing they show all matches....
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by zinaunreal(m): 12:07am On Mar 25
twentyk:
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...

I started two months ago.
On average 25 to 30 people
Serious matches about 50 or more since the seats and space are limited
I have just one staff for the viewing
They all pay

When i use three fox big size fan
Two 32 inches
One large woofer
All my seats are padded with comfortable back rest with good soft leather padded foam to sit on, are they nuts not to pay?
Im switching to ctl this month dstv doesnt show all the matches

It was this same nairaland people were telling me i cant run a bet shop with a viewing center, but now i know its very possible if you package well

Betnaija , betking winnersgolden are my competitors here yet i they visit me here like flies i have even put the only viewing center here out of business

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 12:11am On Mar 25
Adek15:
yes. Ctl is Tha bomb really. Go for Ctl.
It doesn't waste time booting like dstv
Bad weather doesn't have much effect on it like dstv
It shows all matches: ucl, epl, serial A, LA Liga, Logue 1,carling, europa, fa cup, community shield. Sometimes even bundeiga and Holland league

Do you need more?
damn, like how much to get Ctl
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by tetula123(m): 1:21am On Mar 25
Mopolchi:
Money dey am. Dem dey play match Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. If you dey charge 100 naira for viewing centre wey dey contain 100 pesins, you go dey make 10000 naira per matchday. If you times am with 6 days na 60000 naira per week. Say you dey pay 1000 naira for fuel per day na 6000 naira. You con give DSTV 16000 naira per month, you go still get change of 38000 naira for one week money.


Money dey am.
it sounds very easy till you start it. I did run one back then and I imagined all you wrote up there, but it's not always that way.

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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Badgers14: 1:32am On Mar 25
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.....

Have you reasoned with your bro to know why he is not smiling?

Every business has its own challenges , the main issue is how you handle them. Business is all about decision decision and more decisions.

So reason with your friend and see what the challenges are and the reasons why he gets angry and learn from his strength and weakness.

Good luck!!!
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by rapthugx(m): 1:32am On Mar 25
https://www.nairaland.com/1795894/viewing-centre-owners-thread
OP you will meet people who are already running the biz on his thread
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Oritsewhandey(m): 2:52am On Mar 25
KidsNEXTdoor:


Then you will succeed

Make it conducive... Airy.. People will come
That means money
.......
Try factor a 1 or 2 persons security personnel(s)
As the business grows, try invest on 5kva solar inverter.

1. 5 or 7.5 kva solar inverter
2. 2 panels of 240w solar panel

Above 1 & 2, would considerably reduce your expenses on fuel and energy.

Good luck. Nothing is impossible. If man could land on the moon, then, you can do it.
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Oritsewhandey(m): 2:52am On Mar 25
KidsNEXTdoor:


Then you will succeed

Make it conducive... Airy.. People will come
That means money
.......
Try factor a 1 or 2 persons security personnel(s)
As the business grows, try invest on 5kva solar inverter.

1. 5 or 7.5 kva solar inverter
2. 2 panels of 240w solar panel

Above 1 & 2, would considerably reduce your expenses on fuel and energy.

Good luck. Nothing is impossible. If man could land on the moon, then, you can do it!
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by great664(m): 3:34am On Mar 25
ednut1:
Not more lucrative. Bet shops show matches free these days

Thank you Bro. This is what I was searching for, if no one mention this then I will alert OP.

This is just the Unclad truth. I run a betshop (BETKING) and I show free football with Premium DSTV account. There are 5 different betshop in the area and we all show free ball. You can imagine the patronage of viewing center in the area.

VERY LOW.
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by emmychesh(m): 4:08am On Mar 25
Chat me up on whatsapp
i ll explain everything to you in details
07038797502

Forget that betshop thing you guys are talking about
Just chat me up

Am into it(viewing center)
So i ll tell you all you need to do
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Isoduwa(m): 4:10am On Mar 25
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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Amitez: 4:13am On Mar 25
Fromban:
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Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by bonaventure777: 5:31am On Mar 25
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
Students kwa!! Look for another location o
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by otabuko(m): 5:52am On Mar 25
twentyk:
what types and kinds of issues...
low turnout in some matches.
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Asafaizonboy: 6:04am On Mar 25
It depends on your location, a good location will fetch you good money
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by olaolaking(m): 6:25am On Mar 25
twentyk:
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...
Bros that was before. The way people troupe to viewing center is not like before. So people are reducing the price.

One of the major risks is that of hoodlums. That is their home and you must be ready to clip their wings
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by stando: 7:15am On Mar 25
[quote author=twentyk post=76945819]Hello NL'ders, I want to have an idea of how lucrative it is to run a Viewing center for live matches.....

I have one somewhere in Abuja, it's actually lucrative if u have the crowd. I collect 70 naira for normal matches and 100 naira for champions league matches.i use dstv(compact plus extra view which is 12850), ctl( which 3150) and startimes ( I subscribe daily for Europa league matches which 180 naira per day). So basically why I use the dstv compact plus package is that you get to watch all the champions league matches and premier league matches in that package. For CTL, I use them bc Dstv does not air Carling cup and Copa de Rey and some matches. But Ctl is not available nationwide and they are not that reliable, some days their service go just disappear and their picture quality is not appealing to the eye. If u have more questions feel free to contact me ( 08086870137)
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by pofolo(m): 7:16am On Mar 25
Olameen1713:


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..


mhhhhnn
wen i moved to my new site, i had 2 90cm, 1 1.8m dish n 1 dstv n was on compact plus sub n was able to show about 3matches at a go but wasnt breaking even. i eliminated d dstv, bout another 1.8m dish after 6months n added another decoder and was showing all matches, while dstv scattered all collective channels alot of vc cudnt cope with paying #16k den for 3 decoders.

i saved up, bout my 4.4m dish n can now show all matches n competitions.

with bud you are sure of survival......

bros look beyond dstv n think outside d box
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by stando: 7:20am On Mar 25
[quote author=pofolo post=76960333]

mhhhhnn
wen i moved to my new site, i had 2 90cm, 1 1.8m dish n 1 dstv n was on compact plus sub n was able to show about 3matches at a go but wasnt breaking even. i eliminated d dstv, bout another 1.8m dish after 6months n added another decoder and was showing all matches, while dstv scattered all collective channels alot of vc cudnt cope with paying #16k den for 3 decoders.

Bros abeg how does the bud work
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by twentyk(m): 7:22am On Mar 25
pofolo:


mhhhhnn
wen i moved to my new site, i had 2 90cm, 1 1.8m dish n 1 dstv n was on compact plus sub n was able to show about 3matches at a go but wasnt breaking even. i eliminated d dstv, bout another 1.8m dish after 6months n added another decoder and was showing all matches, while dstv scattered all collective channels alot of vc cudnt cope with paying #16k den for 3 decoders.

i saved up, bout my 4.4m dish n can now show all matches n competitions.

with bud you are sure of survival......

bros look beyond dstv n think outside d box
can I send you pm, or get your contact...
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Topshow4real: 7:25am On Mar 25
I can't remember the last time I visited a viewing centre because I watch all live matches online.
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by pofolo(m): 7:27am On Mar 25
twentyk:
can I send you pm, or get your contact...

no p....

@stando

Bud is what even ctl n metro uses, only that this time it is you who will control watever u want to watch and even where ?
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by Halezis(m): 7:28am On Mar 25
The business i know used to be very lucrative but i don't know about now. Growing up, there were more than 3 to 4 viewing centers around my area. But now, not even exists again. Many people now own and can watch football matches at home. Also bet shops are gradually taking over; bet9ja, betking, nairabet, and others now makes it mandatory for all shops to have space for free football match views. And with the way these bet people are spreading, i doubt if there's any area they haven't covered

But then it depends on your area. Just do a random survey with people around, bet shops and others. Good luck
Re: How Lucrative Is Football Viewing Center Business? by kaziblake(f): 7:31am On Mar 25
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.....
Hi I work with DSTV so I can tell you note about the rate and the best package to use

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