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August 24, 2010

Cape Town Stadium set for soccer double-header

inside stadium

Inside Cape Town Stadium. Photo courtesy SA-Venues

Cape Town has the perfect playing field for every sport and every season. The turning of the leaves each year announces crisp mornings, a windswept ocean and myriad sports to keep you busy in autumn.

Whether you are an adventurer who enjoys rock climbing, abseiling or kloofing, whether you take part in social sports such as soccer or rugby, or prefer more genteel pursuits, such as golf, horse-riding and fishing, winter will see you spoilt for choice. Our sporting venues are legendary, and more than one true blue Capetonian will have shouted “Proooooovince” at Newlands Rugby Stadium in their lifetime. 

The Premier Soccer League is set to give winter the boot on Friday, heralding the arrival of spring – and the Absa Premiership 2010 season – with an exciting double-header at Cape Town Stadium. The event will start at 18h00 with local team Vasco da Gama playing Orlando Pirates, before Ajax Cape Town take Bloemfontein Celtic to task at 20h45.

This event is part of a drive by Sail Stadefrance to bring the magic of “Football Fridays” back. According to the Sail Stadefrance Chairperson Morne du Plessis, it was important to the stadium management when planning the event to make it extra special as a thank you to the people of Cape Town for their contribution to making the Mother City the best host city of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.

The event is a great opportunity for those who did not get to experience live soccer in the stadium to do so, watching four popular Premier League teams in action. 

Spectators, residents and visitors will also get to enjoy the Fan Walk on Friday afternoon, which is sure to add to the soccer spirit.

The same stadium rules apply as for the World Cup – spectators are requested to buy their tickets from Computicket (prices range from R40 to R80) beforehand, arrive early – the stadium opens at 16h00 – travel light and use public transport. 

Please note:

  • Short, fold-up umbrellas will be allowed into the stadium.
  • No cameras with extended photographic lenses are allowed.
  • No food and drink may be brought into the stadium. A full catering service will be available, including kosher and halal food.
  • No prams or bicycles may be brought into the stadium.
  • Prescribed medication such as inhalers and diabetic syringes will be allowed, as will private wheelchairs.

Get information about road closures from the Cape Town Stadium website.

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