31 000 fans will be making their way to the DHL Stadium this afternoon to watch the Stormers versus the Bulls in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship (URC) Grand Final. You have been warned: there will be heavy traffic.
Fans are urged to arrive at least three hours early to watch the clash. The game kicks off at 7.30pm and gates open at 4.30pm.
Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Vlei Road, Stephan Way, Fort Wynyard Street, Somerset Road and Main Road will all be closed from 1pm until 11.30pm, while Haul Road and Granger Bay Boulevard will be closed from 3pm.
If you’re driving to the game:
Hospitality ticket holders with pre-issued parking in either P1, P4 or P5 will have to provide evidence that they are entitled to these parking bays by clearly displaying the Vehicle Access Permit (VAP) on their dashboard when entering the parking area via Vlei Road. Failure to display will result in access being denied. Vehicles are parked at your own risk.
Ticket holders with disabilities must formally request access to the parking bays dedicated in P5 for people with disabilities, by sending an e-mail to [email protected] These parking bays are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please print your match ticket clearly and also bring a digital version on your phone and have both ready to scan in as easily as possible at the gates.
If you’re catching a ride:
In order to avoid the traffic, it would be best to park or be dropped off outside of the stadium precinct and use either the free MyCiTi bus shuttle services or the Fan Walk.
All those with a match ticket will be able to use the MyCiTi shuttle services between the stadium and Thibault Square / Civic Centre Bus Stations free of charge, with the first bus leaving for the stadium at 3.30pm and the last bus leaving the stadium at 11pm.
There is an e-hailing drop-off area in Helen Suzman Boulevard between Vlei Road and Beach Road on both sides, but spectators are warned that drop-and-go and pick-up around the stadium will have very long delays due to traffic congestion.
We repeat: please print your match ticket clearly and also bring a digital version on your phone and have both ready to scan in as easily as possible at the gates.
All those attending must produce either a vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 test – rapid antigen test or PCR acceptable from the previous 72 hours, along with their ID before entering the stadium.
Every spectator must be checked for this documentation along with their match tickets, so it will take some time to get everyone inside the stadium and it is recommended to arrive at the stadium by 6pm.
Children under 12 do not need to provide any documentation before entering, but all those older than 12 must either have a vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 test.
Prepare for the cold:
It is recommended to dress warmly and bring a raincoat, but do not bring an umbrella as they are prohibited and will not be allowed inside the stadium.
A list of prohibited items for events at DHL Stadium:
- Food and drinks of any kind
- Bottles: Cans, glass or plastic bottles of any kind including squeezer bottles
- Firearms, ammunition or device as defined in the Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act No.60 of 2000)
- Sharp metal objects
- Tear gas, mace or similar airborne chemical agents
- Items which could cause injury
- Banners or flags with, racist, sexist, discriminatory or offensive content
- Flagpole or banner pole of any kind, unless it is made from inflammable and flexible plastic and does not exceed 1 metre in length 1cm in diameter
- Ambush marketing items
- Drunkenness and unacceptable behaviour
- Dangerous weapons as defined in Dangerous Weapon Act, 1968 (Act No.71 of 1968) including
- Knifes and sticks
- Unauthorized Cameras with detachable lenses
- Fraudulent tickets