Football followers in the Southern region are reacting to the news of trimming the capacity of the Kamuzu Stadium from 22,000 to 14,600 people.
Fans reached by The Express have expressed anger with the decision saying a lot of people will not be able to watch their cherished teams play.
Some have pointed fingers at the government for being reckless and not building new facilities when it knew of the problems crippling the old football haven.
It is understood that the decision to reduce the capacity has been made following a directive from world’s football governing body, FIFA.
FIFA representatives came to sight-see the state of the facility last year.
As reported by The Nation on Monday, the representatives; Peter Weymes and Rick Riding were amused with the status of the facility in September last year and concluded that the stadium is a death-trap.
The terraces have been painted and artificial turf has been installed, what remains are minor works.
Day of the re-opening of the stadium is still not known.
Blantyre teams, which play in the elite league, now rely on venues like Mulanje Park, Mangochi and Balaka Stadiums.