Tickets sold out for the Cape Town Stadium Soccer Festival

Hosted by the City of Cape Town, all 20 000 tickets have been sold out for the Cape Town Stadium Soccer Festival on January 23 as fans gear up for the local Derby between Santos and Ajax Cape Town (16h00 kickoff).

It will be a day of fun and celebration at the brand new, R4.5-billion Cape Town Stadium as Mother City residents get their first glimpse of the inside of the multi-purpose sports complex in an event, organised by Stadium Operators SAIL STADEFRANCE and sponsored by Virgin Active Health Clubs and MTN.

“Virgin Active sees this partnership opportunity as the first step to a continued and integral part of the Cape Town Stadium going forward. We are part of the community of South Africa and are proud to host the first ever game at our world class stadium,” Virgin Active Managing Director, Ross Faragher-Thomas, says.

“Fans who are attending The Soccer Festival Cape Town Stadium can enjoy the best of South African, as the exclusive African global sponsor, MTN is proud to be associated with this prestigious event,” says Veli Mabena, MTN Brand and Communication General Manager.

And aside from the main feature of the Cape Derby between Santos and Ajax Cape Town, there will also be a live performance from South African Afro-Fusion band Freshlyground, a display from the Vuvuzela Orchestra and the official blessing of the field and stadium opening.

The City of Cape Town will also be provide a FREE shuttle service from the Civic Centre in Hertzog Boulevard to the stadium and back, and all you need to do to use the facility is present your match tickets.

A Helpline has been set up for those who require further information on the event and can be reached on 021 487 6800.

About Virgin Active South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Virgin Active South Africa (Pty) Ltd is a part of the Virgin group and was launched in South Africa in January, 2001. Brainchild of Richard Branson, Virgin is now the third most recognised brand in Britain and the first global brand name of the 21st Century.

Headed-up by Managing Director, Ross Faragher-Thomas, Virgin Active South Africa currently employs 180 permanent staff at its head office in Claremont, Cape Town and 2500 permanent staff, approximately 500 casual staff, 1000 independent group training instructors and 732 Personal Trainers at its 91 health and fitness clubs nationwide.

Unlike its competitors, Virgin Active aims to bring about positive change to peoples’ lives by moving beyond exercise through the promotion of health and well-being.

The Virgin Active brand values are Fun, Innovation, Value for money, Challenging the norm, and excellent customer service. It is for this reason that Virgin Active offers all club members the following facilities: Virgin Life Care Health Zone, Group Exercise, Indoor Cycling, Swimming Pool, Sauna/Steam Rooms, Circuit (Weights), Change Rooms.

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