The Vodacom United Rugby Championship Grand Final between the DHL Stormers and the Vodacom Bulls will be played in front of a maximum allowed capacity crowd of 31 000 after tickets sold out on Thursday.
The last 6 000 tickets sold in two hours on Thursday ahead of the showpiece match between the two traditional rivals, which kicks off at 7.30pm on Saturday.
Given the large crowd attending and the wet weather expected, spectators are urged to get to DHL Stadium by at least 6pm, with gates opening at 4.30 – three hours before kick-off.
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.
Heavy traffic is expected on all routes leading to DHL Stadium with a number of road closures in place and parking will be very limited in the stadium precinct.
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.
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.
DHL Stadium is in a residential precinct, so please respect the residents and co-operate with the traffic officials on duty. Please note that vehicles that are illegally parked will be fined and/or towed away.
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.
COVID-19 checks remain in place.
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.
Visit the DHL Stormers website for a comprehensive breakdown of everything you need to know if you are attending the match.