THE City of Cape Town is to activate the Fan Walk between the Civic Centre and Cape Town Stadium for tomorrow’s clash between Ajax Cape Town and Kaizer Chiefs which is expected to attract some 32 500 soccer fans.
The city has also urged fans to use public transport for the second leg of the MTN8 semi-final at the stadium that kick-offs 8.15pm.
“There will be no parking facilities for private vehicles near Cape Town Stadium, but additional public transport will supplement the usual services and Metrorail has arranged for additional trains on certain lines,” said councillor Grant Pascoe, Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Marketing.
Ticket-holders will be able to travel free of charge on any Metrorail train. Normal train services will continue before the event with an additional train from Kraaifontein via Bellville and Monte Vista to Cape Town on Saturday evening.
Details of train schedules are available from the city’s 24/7 toll-free Transport Information Centre on 0800 65 64 63 or from www.capetown.gov.za or www.capemetrorail.co.za
“Security guards will be on duty at the various park-and-ride facilities near rail stations from 5pm until the last train. Members of the public can park their cars and travel by rail to the CBD from Athlone, Ottery, Claremont, Retreat, Fish Hoek, Oosterzee, Brackenfell, Goodwood, Kuils River, Strand and Mitchells Plain.”
Besides the Fan Walk, MyCiTi bus shuttles would also run every 15 minutes from 6.15pm to 11pm between the Civic Centre and the stadium.
“On the day of the event, motorists can expect road closures from 4pm to midnight at the Foreshore, De Waterkant, the V&A Waterfront and the Cape Town Stadium precinct. Normal MyCiTi bus services and other public transport services in this vicinity will also be subject to route section deviations,” added Pascoe.
Dedicated parking has been allocated on DF Malan Drive for fans with official disability permits from the city. Tickets are available at Computicket.