Cape Town Stadium to be officially handed over to FIFA

CITY OF CAPE TOWN

MEDIA ALERT AND INVITATION

MAY 25, 2010

PLEASE NOTE: As stadium access is now controlled ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, all members of the media wishing to attend have to respond to this invitation with their identity numbers. We regret any inconvenience caused.

Cape Town Mayor and Alderman Dan Plato and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille will officially hand over Cape Town Stadium to FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke tomorrow.

Mr Valcke is part of the FIFA delegation, together with the Local Organizing Committee’s Dr Danny Jordaan, visiting all the World Cup Host Cities to officially receive the 10 stadiums to be used for the tournament.

The delegation will arrive in Cape Town this afternoon and tomorrow’s hand over by the Premier and Mayor will be preceded by a tour of the stadium and the unveiling of a commemorative plaque.

Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Time: 08h45–11h00

Venue: Cape Town Stadium, Level 0

RSVP by 14h00 today with your full name, identification number and name of media organisation to media@capetown.gov.za

The FIFA delegation arrived in Johannesburg on Saturday to receive Soccer City, Loftus Versveld and the Royal Bafokeng Stadium. In Bloemfontein this morning, they will arrive in Cape Town this afternoon. Following tomorrow’s ceremony they will go to Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium and Johannesburg’s Ellis Park Stadium before travelling to Polokwane, Nelspruit and Port Elizabeth.

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Issued by: Communication Department, City of Cape Town

Media enquiries: Pieter Cronjé, 2010 spokesperson and director of communication, City of Cape Town, Tel:  +27 21 400 4592 or Cell: +27 82 465 4965

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