Stormers v Munster URC final: City of Cape Town extends park and ride options
The City of Cape Town is extending park and ride options for the United Rugby Championship (URC) final between the Stormers and Irish side Munster at the Cape Town Stadium this weekend. ALSO READ: Over 1.6m fans help to smash overall attendance record for URC A sold out crowd is expected to descend on the Green Point Precinct on Saturday, 27 May. ‘The City has extended park […]
The City of Cape Town is extending park and ride options for the United Rugby Championship (URC) final between the Stormers and Irish side Munster at the Cape Town Stadium this weekend.
A sold out crowd is expected to descend on the Green Point Precinct on Saturday, 27 May.
‘The City has extended park and ride options given the expected record crowd of 55 000 for the URC Final. Ticket holders will now be able to board MyCiTi buses to the DHL Stadium from Century City, Civic Centre, Thibault Square and CTICC. Fans should please get to the stadium early. I encourage all Capetonians to show their DHL Stormers pride by wearing blue and white throughout this week. Let’s show our team there’s a city of 4,5 million behind them by ensuring an electric atmosphere at the stadium and in communities. Together we can do our part to make sure the trophy stays in Cape Town where it belongs,’ said Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis.
With the tickets for the game selling out within three hours of going on sale last week, the demand for parking is limited in and around the Green Point Precinct.
The City of Cape Town will make available its parking with over 450 bays at the Civic Centre. The parking will be available on a first-come first-served basis at the Civic Centre from 14:30.
‘We have a Transport Management Plan which takes into consideration the logistics of getting over 50 000 people to the stadium, keeping them safe and ensuring they go home effortlessly. Our Safety and Security staff, including Traffic Services, Metro Police, Law Enforcement and Disaster Risk Management will be on hand in collaboration with SAPS and stadium security to ensure that the event happens without incident. We would like to encourage those who are going to the stadium to use the park and ride system to alleviate the traffic congestion. There will be plenty of buses before and after the game to ferry people. We ask those going to the game to please be respectful of the rights of residents and desist from parking illegally. Illegally parked vehicles will be fined and/or towed away,’ said Alderman JP Smith, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security.
Cape Town will be hosting the United Rugby Championship Grand Final for the second consecutive year after staging the inaugural final between the home team and the Bulls in 2022.
FREE MYCITI SHUTTLE
URC Final ticket holders will be able to board MyCiTi buses to the DHL Stadium from Civic Centre, Thibault Square, CTICC and Century City.
The shuttles service will take spectators to the Stadium Station, starting at 15:00. Thereafter, a bus leaves every 15 minutes or when full. The last return bus leaves the Stadium bus station at 22:45.
Spectators planning on taking the bus from the Civic Centre will have the opportunity to park, free of charge, on a first-come-first-served basis at the Civic Centre from 14:30. There are 355 bays available at the Woodstock Parking Area (enter from Civic Road) and 120 bays in the Hertzog Parking Area (enter from Hertzog Boulevard incoming).
There will be dedicated parking available in the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) P1 parking area for R120 card on entry, with a free MyCiTi shuttle to and from the stadium. The first bus from CTICC to the stadium will leave 15:00 and the last bus from the stadium is at 22:45.
Additionally, free secure parking at Century City will be situated on Century Boulevard adjacent the Long Walk to Freedom installation from 14:00. From there, a MyCiTi shuttle will ferry ticket holders to the stadium every 20 minutes. The last bus from the stadium to Century City will depart the stadium at 22:45.
While there is heavy congestion expected in the Green Point Precinct, there is limited paid parking available at the P2 (pre-booked), P4 and P9 (R100 card payment on entry only) stadium parking areas.
It is recommended that those using e-hailing services are dropped off and collected in the CBD at DF Malan Drive opposite the Artscape Theatre, Hertzog Boulevard or Jan Smuts Street and then use the MyCiTi shuttle, which is free to all event ticket holders, from the CTICC Civic Centre Station or Thibault Square Station, or alternatively use the Fan Walk.
There is an e-hailing drop-off area on 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.
The following road closures will be in effect: Sonnenberg Road, Vlei Road, Stephan Way and Fort Wynyard Street will all be closed on game day from early morning until late, with restrictions on Helen Suzman Boulevard, Beach Road, Buitengracht Street and Granger Bay Boulevard.
The URC Grand Final between the Stormers and Munster kicks off at 18:30.
Gates at the stadium will open at 15:30.