The City of Cape Town will host the 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens from Friday, 9 September to Sunday, 11 September at the DHL Cape Town Stadium.
This will be the first time that an African country is hosting the games in its three-decade history. The City has worked closely with World Rugby and SA Rugby (SARU) to ensure it is one of the most memorable World Cup events.
Cape Town Mayor, Geordin Hill-Lewis said, “On behalf of the City of Cape Town, we welcome all the team and their support staff, and the many thousands of residents and visitors who are making their way here for the tournament. We are committed to putting on a world-class event for locals and visitors to enjoy in our beautiful City and will be activating the fan walk as well as a free MyCiti shuttle service for ticket holders as part of our park and ride facilities. The hosting of world cup tournaments is not only important for boosting the economy and creating employment, but also for uniting residents and people from all walks of life. I am looking forward to joining the thousands of passionate fans to sing and cheer for their teams.”
The City’s Event Coordinating Committee, working with SARU has been at the forefront of the planning for this event to ensure a memorable experience for players and fans but also that it’s safe for everyone.
The City has put these measures in place to make sure there is visibility around the event footprint, management of traffic and movement of fans around the venue:
- Free MyCiTi shuttle services for ticket holders to travel to and from the DHL Stadium – Buses will depart from the Civic Centre and Thibault Square MyCiTi from 8am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The buses will leave every 15 minutes or when full.
- Paid parking is also available at the CTICC (limited), Ryk Tulbagh Square, Picbel Parkarde (Strand Street), Plein Park (Corporation Street) and the V&A Waterfront (limited parking).
- The Fan Walk will be activated before the stadium gates open at 08:00 and extend from the City Centre along Waterkant Street, over the pedestrian bridge at Buitengracht and along Somerset Road, through the underpass at Green Point Circle to the stadium gates.
- A dedicated E-hailing service hub will be set up on Green Point Main Road between York and Wigtown roads.
Residents and motorists are also advised of temporary road closures in the DHL Stadium and V&A Waterfront precincts.
The City of Cape Town has put every measure in place to mitigate any traffic congestion, secure the Fan Walk and ensure a safe environment before and after the game.
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