Whether you plan on following the games by going to our brand new, state of the art stadium or custom built fan parks here’s a collection of questions and answers about the event and our beautiful city to equip you with everything you need to know to fully enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience.Event know-howWhen will the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ take place in Cape Town?
The World Cup will be held 11 June and 11 July 2010.
Where can I obtain a copy of the match schedule?
A copy of the match schedule can be downloaded here.
What is the Cape Town match schedule?
Cape Town Stadium will host the following group matches:
11 June: Uruguay vs France
14 June: Italy vs Paraguay
18 June: England vs Algeria
21 June: Korea DPR vs Portugal
24 June: Netherlands vs Cameroon
Cape Town will also host a Round of 16 Match on 29 June, a quarther final on 3 July and a semi-final on 6 July 2010.
Where are the Cape Town games going to be held?
All eight games, including the semi-final, will be held at the City’s brand new 68 000 seat stadium, which was recently named ‘Cape Town Stadium’. This is centrally located in Greenpoint, near the city centre.
Which teams are taking part?
Thirty-two teams qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. The groups were determined at the Final Draw held in Cape Town on 4 December 2009, as was the match schedule.
How can I buy tickets?
Tickets are sold through FIFA and not the local organisers. Tickets can be bought at FNB branches or from FIFA's website or Ticketing Centre. Click here to see what tickets are available for matches at Cape Town Stadium.
How can I collect my tickets?
Ticket holders can collect their tickets from FIFA's Ticketing Centre in central Cape Town, at The Spearhead, 42 Hans Strijdom Avenue, Foreshore. This is open from 09:00 to 18:00 seven days a week.
For more information, call the FIFA hotline number on 083 123 2010, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.fifa.com/2010.
How many tickets have been made available for sale?
FIFA is making over three million paid tickets available for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. One million of these have been allocated to FIFA commercial affiliates, hospitality providers and broadcast outlets, and the rest will be available to the general public.
What types of tickets are for sale?
You can buy match tickets (for individual games) and/or Team Specific Tickets (TST) tickets. TST tickets allow you to follow the team of your choice.
Is there a minimum age for children? Can my child sit on my lap?
There is no minimum age for children, although all children must have their own tickets. Ticket prices apply to adults and children.
Why are tickets being sold in phases?
Tickets are being sold in phases to ensure that everyone has a chance to buy them, as it is anticipated that the demand for tickets will exceed their supply. The phases allow for periods when tickets are allocated based on random selection draws and periods when tickets are allocated on a first come first serve basis. The first two phases are over.
When is the next phase?
The next phase, which is also the final phase, is from 15 April 2010 to 11 July 2010.
What is the maximum number of tickets I can request?
All ticket applicants can apply for up to four tickets per match for a maximum of seven matches. Alternatively, ticket applicants can apply for a maximum of four TST series. Tickets cannot be purchased for different matches being played the same day.
Which other South African cities are hosting matches?
Matches will be held in South Africa’s three biggest cities, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town as well as in Polokwane, Rustenburg, Tshwane/Pretoria, Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth, Mangaung/Bloemfontein and Mbombela/Nelspruit.
- Friday 11 June at 20:30
- Monday 14 June at 20:30
- Friday 18 June at 20:30
- Monday 21 June at 13:30
- Thursday 24 June at 20:30
- Tuesday 29 June at 20:30
- Saturday 3 July at 16:00
- Tuesday 6 July at 20:30
Please note that six of the eight games start at 20:30, and one is on a Saturday.
When are roads closed?
Some roads in the centre of the city around the Grand Parade and around Cape Town Stadium will be closed for the entire event. Several roads have already been closed and all will reopen the week after the final game on Sunday 11 July.
Other roads will be closed on Cape Town match days only, for a minimum of four hours before kick-off until four hours after the final whistle.
How do I get around Cape Town?
Use public transport as much as possible. Rail services have been greatly improved and there are extended rail and bus services over the event.
Services available over the World Cup period are listed under the 'Transport' section of this website. Run your eye down the left hand navigation panel on this page and choose 'Transport'. Detailed information on public transport is accessible 24/7 toll-free on 0800 65 64 63.
How can I get from the city centre to the stadium and back?
A match-day free shuttle bus service for match ticket holders will run between the Civic Centre bus station and Cape Town Stadium. This service will operate from four hours before kick-off, until four hours after the final whistle. Buses will depart depending on demand. The fan walk, covering a distance of 2,6 km, runs from Cape Town Station on Adderley Street as well as from the Grand Parade, along Waterkant Street, across the pedestrian bridge at Buitengragt and along Somerset Road to the stadium. Cape Town Station is a short walk from the Civic Centre bus station. There will be various forms of live entertainment along the fan walk.
How can I get to the Waterfront from the CBD?
There are no road closures planned for Dock Road, which can be used to access the Waterfront, and the normal bus service will continue, with an additional stop opposite Standard Bank on Heerengracht Street.
Businesses are advised to plan their operations and deliveries around the road closure times, and incorporate additional travel times for alternative routes. These must be used to access premises for which access is affected by road closures.
How do I get from the city centre to Sea Point?
The fare-based Queen’s Beach bus service operating between the Civic Centre bus station and Queen’s Beach will travel along Beach Road at regular intervals during the World Cup.
How can I get from the stadium or city centre to the airport and back?
An airport-to-city service runs between the Civic Centre bus station in Hertzog Boulevard and the bus station at Cape Town International Airport, via the N2 and Eastern Boulevard.
This return service operates 24 hours a day for the duration of the World Cup, and costs R50 one way. It departs every six to 30 minutes, depending on demand.
Travellers departing from Cape Town should plan to arrive at the airport at least two hours before local flights and three hours before international flights.
What is a park-and-ride facility?
Park-and-ride offers safe parking and access to public transport (rail or bus) or a dedicated shuttle into the city centre from where the fan walk, FIFA Fan Fest™ and match-day stadium shuttle are all easily accessible.
Extra security, assistants and information are provided for commuters. The following train stations offer a park-and-ride facility: Fish Hoek, Ottery, Retreat, Claremont, Goodwood, Century City, Oosterzee, Brackenfell, Kuilsrivier and Strand.
Parking in regular parking areas around stations will generally be free of charge. Temporary parking areas will mostly be situated on private land, where a nominal charge may apply.
On match days bus-based park-and-ride facilities are available at Kronendal Primary School in Hout Bay, Camps Bay High School, and the University of Cape Town (UCT) upper campus in Rondebosch.
These facilities will operate from four hours before kick-off until four hours after the final whistle. Parking at UCT will be free, while a nominal charge will apply at the other venues.
A match ticket also provides free rail transport into the city centre before kick-off and on the return trip after the match. This is only applicable to match ticket holders on the day of that match.
How can I get to the stadium from the southern suburbs?
It is recommended that spectators either use the park-and-ride at the University of Cape Town in Rondebosch to reach the Civic Centre bus station, or catch the train to Cape Town Station.
Both services are free to match ticket holders on match days.
A free shuttle bus service for match ticket holders will run between the Civic Centre bus station on Hertzog Boulevard and Cape Town Stadium in Green Point.
This service will operate from four hours before kick-off, until four hours after the final whistle. Buses will depart every three to five minutes, depending on demand.
How do I get to the stadium from Table View/Blouberg/Milnerton?
For non-match day travel from these areas into Cape Town, the options available to visitors without cars are by Golden Arrow bus, metered taxi or minibus taxis departing from Bayside Shopping Centre in Tableview.
On match days, the closest park-and-ride will be at Ratanga Junction in Century City. Use the parking facilities at Ratanga and transfer by shuttle bus to the rail station.
A free shuttle bus service for match ticket holders will run from the Civic Centre bus station on Hertzog Boulevard to Cape Town Stadium in Green Point.
This service will operate from four hours before kick-off, until four hours after the final whistle. Buses will depart every three to five minutes, depending on demand.
How do I get to the stadium from Stellenbosch, Paarl and other surrounding towns?
Stellenbosch offers park-and-ride options for people wanting to avoid traffic congestion and take the train into the city. There is parking at Stellenbosch Station, and a direct rail service to Cape Town Station.
From Paarl and surrounds, catch the train from Paarl or Klapmuts stations into Cape Town, and catch the match-day stadium shuttle from the Civic Centre bus station.
Oosterzee and Century City stations will have park-and-ride facilities. Parking will be available at Settlers High and Ratanga Junction respectively.
Where can I get additional transport and timetable information?
Up-to-date timetable information is available from the 24/7 Transport Information Centre toll-free on 0800 65 64 63 and on the City’s website at: www.capetown.gov.za/transportinfo.
Where can I get tourism information for visitors?
Visit Cape Town Tourism’s website at www.capetown.travel, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call them on 021 487 6800.
What is the FIFA Fan Fest™ and the fan jols?
Residents and visitors who do not have a match ticket can still be part of the action at the official FIFA Fan Fest™ on the Grand Parade in the city centre, or at one of the four fan jols (public viewing areas) in Bellville, Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain and Athlone.
The Fan Fest and fan jols offer a safe and convenient alternative to being at the stadium. Fans without event tickets can watch the matches on a big screen and share in the experience, excitement and thrill of the tournament for free.
The Fan Fest is open every day of the tournament, and the fan jols are open on 13 days – on Cape Town match days, Bafana Bafana match days, and for the final games. The fan jol dates are as follows:
- Friday 11 June
- Monday 14 June
- Wednesday 16 June
- Friday 18 June
- Monday 21 June
- Tuesday 22 June
- Thursday 24 June
- Tuesday 29 June
- Friday 2 July
- Saturday 3 July
- Tuesday 6 July
- Wednesday 7 July
- Sunday 11 July
The Fan Fest and fan jols will operate from 11:00 to 23:00.
What can’t I take into the Fan Fest or a fan jol?
The following items may not be taken into any of the fan venues:
- aerosol cans
- vacuum flasks or any beverage containers other than official FIFA containers or sponsors’ products
- banner poles
- laser pointing devices
- umbrellas longer than 40 cm
These items will be confiscated. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
What road closures will be in place for the Bellville fan jol?
There are no road closures planned for the Bellville fan jol (public viewing area). However, there will be an increase in traffic in the surrounding areas during the fan jol’s opening hours.
Bellville Station is being promoted as a destination station for people travelling to the fan jol, so the route to and from the station is also likely to experience an increase in traffic.
What is the fan walk?
The fan walk, covering a distance of 2,6 km, runs from Cape Town Station on Adderley Street, as well as from the Grand Parade, along Waterkant Street, across the new pedestrian bridge at Buitengragt, and along Somerset Road to the stadium. There will be various forms of live entertainment and vendors along the fan walk, which operates only on Cape Town match days.
How will access to homes and businesses be affected?
Although certain roads around Cape Town Stadium will be closed during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, vehicle and pedestrian access to all residences and businesses will be maintained. Premises that are cut off as a result of road closures will be provided with controlled access.
Businesses are asked to advise their customers of any changes to access, to plan their operations and deliveries around the road closure times and to incorporate additional travel times for alternative routes.
Alternative routes must be used to access premises whose normal route of access is affected by road closures.
I work in the Prestwich Street area. How will I be affected?
On match days, access to the Prestwich Street area will be via Mechau Street from Buitengragt only. To leave the area, use Prestwich Street to reach Buitengragt. Road closures are scheduled to begin four hours prior to kick-off, and finish four hours after the final whistle.
I live in Green Point. How will I be affected?
Although certain roads around Cape Town Stadium will be closed during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, vehicular and pedestrian access to all residences and businesses will be maintained.
On the eight match days, road closures in the Green Point residential area will be limited to Western Boulevard, Somerset Road and the northern carriageway (stadium-side carriageway) of Main Road, Green Point.
The southern carriageway (on the mountain-side) of Main Road between Highfield and Glengariff roads will remain open for local access.
Access to the Green Point residential area will be via High Level Road and the southern carriageway (mountain-side carriageway) of Main Road between Highfield and Glengariff roads.
High Level Road will operate as normal and the Main Road southern carriageway will operate as a two-way road for the use of residents (one lane in each direction).
I live or work on Beach Road. How will I be affected?
The seaside half (northern side) of Beach Road from Fritz Sonnenberg Road to Haul Road at the Oceana Power Boat Club will be open to the public as a two- directional road.
The seaside lane (CBD-bound) of Beach Road from Haul Road to Portswood Road will operate as a one- way open to the general public – CBD- bound only. This route will link up with the CBD-bound lanes of Portswood Road and Western Boulevard, which can be used to access the N1 and N2.
A no-stopping rule will be enforced on match days on the section of Beach Road (both sides) between Fritz Sonnenberg Road and Portswood Road.
Parking on both sides of Beach Road between Fritz Sonnenberg Road and the Mouille Point lighthouse will be available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
Although certain roads around Cape Town Stadium will be closed during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, vehicular and pedestrian access to all residences and businesses will be maintained. Access to off-road parking areas and garages will be possible.
How do I access the Point Virgin Active gym on match days?
During the road closures in operation on match days, access to the Virgin Active Health Club in Green Point will be available using Bill Peters Drive. The club will close early on match days.
Call 021 434 0750 to confirm.
How do I book a parking place at the stadium?
Ticket holders who require wheelchair access may apply for one of the 90 dedicated parking bays inside the stadium. Application for these bays can only be made at the FIFA ticketing office and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Those allocated a bay will also receive a vehicle access pass (VAP) and will be required to access the stadium via the remote search park at Gallows Hill. The vehicle height restriction at the stadium is 2,1 m.
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How do I book a place on the special-needs shuttle and can I bring my companion?
The special-needs shuttle will transport qualifying spectators from the special needs hub at the Civic Centre directly into the stadium on Level 1, from where elevators provide access to the required level.
All spectators with a wheelchair ticket qualify to use the accessible shuttle. Spectators with a standard match ticket and with a doctor’s certificate stating that they are unable to walk a distance of 500 m may also book a place on the shuttle. One person with a match ticket may accompany the person in a wheelchair or carrying the abovementioned doctor’s certificate. However, only spectators who booked a place on the shuttle will be transported.
All bookings must be made and confirmed one week before the specific match you wish to be transported to. Spectators who wish to use this service are encouraged to book their places as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Call 0800 600 895 toll-free between 09:00 and 12:00 daily to book your place. People with doctor’s certificates will be required to fax or e-mail their certificates in order for them to be verified.
Do I need a parking permit to get access to parking?
Although certain roads around Cape Town Stadium will be closed during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, vehicular and pedestrian access to all residences and businesses will be maintained. Access to businesses and residents will not be restricted, except in the case of an emergency or unforeseen event.
Parking discs or passes are not required for on-street parking or to get access to your own off-street parking.
No-stopping signs have been placed in positions where no stopping is allowed, by either residents or visitors, to protect emergency vehicle access routes within the residential area. In terms of the road regulations, a no-stopping sign is valid for 75 m on either side, unless there is an intersection. In that case, the application ends at the intersection.
About access restrictions
What is the log point and remote search park? Do I need to use them?
The log point, or logistics check point, is where all freight destined for the stadium will be checked against manifest and orders. From here, freight vehicles will move to a search area (remote search park or RSP), where the vehicle will undergo a security check before proceeding to the stadium.
The log point is not applicable to general traffic coming into the city or surrounding areas.
Do I need a vehicle access permit (VAP) to make deliveries?
Entry to the exclusion zone, which would require a VAP, only affects deliveries to Cape Town Stadium. The exclusion zone is the area around the stadium and its immediate precincts that are under the control of FIFA for the full period of the World Cup (see the map on page 2). VAPs are not required for access to properties in the surrounding areas outside of the exclusion zone.
I am a tour operator bringing in spectators. What are my options?
Parking passes for within the security zone at Cape Town Stadium are issued by the 2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC) only. Any transport company that has bought a ticket package from MATCH must apply through them for stadium parking passes for their coaches. MATCH will then obtain the passes from the LOC headquarters and will distribute them directly to the contracted transport companies.
All other vehicles are advised to drop their passengers in the city centre so that they may make use of the free match-day shuttle or fan walk.
In order to minimise post-match confusion, it is advisable that coaches drop off passengers and park on Jan Smuts Street during the match so that those travellers know to return to that point to rejoin the vehicle.
- Coach parking: Vehicles wishing to park and remain in the city centre to collect passengers after the match will be provided with parking on Jan Smuts Street on a first-come, first-served basis. Passengers can proceed to the Civic Centre bus station to catch the match-day shuttle to the stadium.
- Drop-and-go: A drop-and-go zone has been established on DF Malan Street for those tour operators that are simply dropping passengers off. No parking is available in this zone.
How do I get to Cape Town ?
The best way to get here is by air. Cape Town International Airport is being upgraded to offer international and local visitors the very best in air transit services. If you prefer the scenic route, South Africa has a number of first-rate tour bus companies and the host cities are all linked by air and train routes. The country’s road infrastructure is excellent, so another viable option is to rent a car.Where do I stay?
Cape Town offers a wealth of accommodation options to local and international visitors, so you can take your pick from ultra luxury 6 star establishments to backpacker lodges. FIFA notes that “there are enough hotel rooms to accommodate everyone taking part in the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, including media representatives and fans from around the world.” For more information, visit www.capetown.travel
.How do I get around in Cape Town?
As with Cape Town’s accommodation, there are a number of choices. You can either rent a car or hire a taxi. Besides conventional metered taxis, there are also minibus taxis, which are by far the most popular form of public transport. Look out for the newer ones, which are part of the government’s massive taxi recapitalisation scheme.
To reduce congestions, spectators are advised to take public transport to get to the stadium and fan parks. Hop onto a commuter train, or take a bus. The City’s new Integrated Rapid Transit System, which comprises Bus Rapid Transit, is currently under construction and once complete (in time for the World Cup!) will link the airport to the city centre, and provide convenient, cost effective public transport in the inner city and surrounding areas and to the stadium. It will also service the Atlantis corridor (Mamre, Atlantis, Doornbach and Du Noon).Besides the watching the World Cup, what else is there to do in Cape Town?
Top activities include admiring the view from the top of Table Mountain, which is accessible either by cable car or on foot; shopping at the ever popular Victoria and Alfred (V&A) Waterfront in the city’s harbour; touring the picturesque Cape winelands, which are a short distance from the city centre, visiting Robben Island, marvelling at the penguins in Boulders’ Penguin Colony, and relaxing on a sunset cruises. The list of things to do in this most beautiful of cities is endless. Click here
for more details.What if I fall ill?
According to the FIFA inspection report, South Africa’s health system offers excellent facilities and is perhaps one of the best private health systems in the world, drawing on modern technology and highly qualified specialists and medical staff. “There are fully equipped infirmaries with adequate first-aid facilities to meet every need in the stadiums proposed for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.” Hospitals to call include:
Cape Town Medi-Clinic (21 Hof Street, Oranjezicht) tel 021 464 5500
Netcare Christiaan Barnard Hospital (181 Longmarket Street, Cape Town) tel 021 480 6111
UCT Private Academic Hospital (Anzio Road, Observatory) tel 021 442 1800What currencies are usable?
South Africa’s currency is the Rand (ZAR). Foreign exchange facilities are available at all airports, larger shopping centres and most banks. Credit cards are widely accepted, and there is a well established network of ATMs.I’d like to come, but I can’t get tickets!
The 2010 FIFA World Cup™ is guaranteed to be, as South Africans say, a “jol” (a party). As in the German 2006 FIFA World Cup, a number of public viewing areas, or 'fan jols' have been set up - these include the FIFA Fan Fest, and the Vygieskraal, Swartlands, Oliver Tambo and Bellville fan jols. These have giant screens and entertainment line-ups so that locals and tourists can gather to watch the matches and enjoy the best of Cape Town's talent. You can also watch the tournament and get to know the locals at our numerous pubs, restaurants and sports bars.What time zone is South Africa in?
South African Standard Time is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2). During June and July (when the tournament will take place) the time is the same as that in continental Europe and it will be an hour ahead of the UK. This means that matches that kick off here at 21:00 will be comfortable viewing for Europeans, while US viewers will be taking a lot of early lunches.What will the weather be like?
The World Cup will take place in the southern hemisphere winter, which is usually warmer than its northern counterpart. Although Cape Town is known for its generally pleasant weather during the winter season, it is sometimes cold and wet in June, so bring winter clothes. Click here for more details.
How is the nightlife?
There’s no shortage of places to celebrate or cry into your glass after a match - there are pubs, wine bars, township taverns (known as shebeens) and a variety of restaurants and theatres to just name a few forms of entertainment.How many fan parks will there be?
There will be an official FIFA Fan Fest™ at the Grand Parade in Cape Town, operating daily for the 30 days of the tournament, and four smaller fan jols, or public viewing areas (PVAs) operating for approximately 13 days of the event at the Vygieskraal Stadium, the Oliver Tambo Sports Centre, the Bellville Velodrome and the Swartklip Sport Complex. Public viewing of World Cup matches will also be available at other towns across South Africa. In addition, shopping malls, restaurants and pubs are expected to offer clients big screen entertainment areas.Where can I go to avoid the whole show?
There are many secluded places where you can escape the bustle of the World Cup; from the massive Drakensberg mountain range to the Cedarberg mountains in the Western Cape, or alternatively, you could meander up the 2 500 kilometres (approximately 1 553 miles) of coastline that South Africa has to offer.Business savvyWhere are the exclusion zones and controlled access sites in Cape Town?
These are around Cape Town Stadium and the Grand Parade, which is where the World Cup's Fan Fest will be held. The area around the Public Viewing Areas and the Fan Walk will also be demarcated for this purpose.
Is there a requirement that residents, operators, business owners and those who wish to travel freely need a license or permit to travel within the exclusion? What are the boundaries of the security zone?
No licence is required. The exclusion zone is not a fenced-in area, but an agreed area around key World Cup event spots where commercial rights of the sponsors will be more strictly enforced than elsewhere in the host city. On event days, a detailed trasnport plan will apply and this will be clearly communicated ahead of time through the media and other notices, as the City did during the Final Draw in December 2009
An area around Cape Town Stadium will be designated as a Controlled Access Site (CAS) and a Commercial Restricted Zone (CRZ) before, during and after the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. (It is the same borderline around the stadium). Within this borderline (CAS and CRZ) around the stadium there are security zones. There will be an outer security perimeter a little way away from the stadium and an inner security perimeter right against the stadium. These perimeters will be determined and controlled by the South African Police Services. No motorists will be allowed inside the security zone surrounding Cape Town Stadium for the entire duration of the event.
The restrictions will take effect from the 20 May 2010 and will apply until 16 July 2010. This is regulated in terms of the 2010 City By-Law.
Will shops/businesses around stadiums, exclusion zones etc be allowed to remain open during matches?
How will people living within the exclusion zones be affected by the soccer spectacle, particularly when it comes to accessing their home on match or event days and parking their vehicles on the street (if they normally park there)?
This should not apply around the stadium and only to a very limited extent around the Grand Parade as this is a business area. Those needing access or parking will be supplied with the necessary permits or discs to ensure access accept to those areas that have been closed off, in which case alternative arrangements will be offered.
Will any main roads or highways be closed for VIPs, the FIFA delegation, teams or other important people either on match/practise days or other event days?
How does the City intend to deal with beggars and hawkers, as well as car guards, during the World Cup given that the FIFA regulations and municipal by-laws say these activities are illegal while the event is on? Construction works in Cape Town
The general principle is that no individual or group of individuals will be allowed to ruin a pleasant experience for others. Rowdiness, anti-social behaviour, pestering or any criminal activity will be dealt with by law enforcement agencies. The sale of unlicensed products (with unauthorised World Cup branding) will not be allowed.
Will restrictions on construction apply during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™?
Yes, certain restrictions will apply. However, these restrictions are limited to specific protected areas and only apply to activities that may negatively impact on the successful hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in Cape Town.
Why are these restrictions necessary?
The 2010 FIFA World Cup™ is the biggest sports event in the world. Hosting it in has major benefits for Cape Town’s economy, infrastructure and international marketing. With visitor peaks of up to 150 000 per day expected, it is vital that the city runs as smoothly as possible and that there are no avoidable disruptions of vital services like electricity, water, sanitation, telecommunication, traffic flows and emergency services.
The safety of pedestrians and drivers going to the matches, viewing sites or other World Cup venues is very important. Any mechanical or other construction activity on these walkways, roads or thoroughfares could pose a danger or restrict movement. Any unsightly or untidy construction sites close to the World Cup action could also result in negative rather than positive international television coverage for the city.
Where are the protected areas?
The protected areas include:
- The Cape Town Stadium and its immediate surroundings, including the Restricted Traffic Zone and the Commercial Exclusion Zone
- FIFA Fan Fest™ on the Grand Parade
- Major transport hubs including the Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town Station and the main transport hub in Coen Steytler Avenue
- Main access routes to the Cape Town Stadium, known as “protocol” routes, including the N2 between the Cape Town International Airport and the central city, Eastern Boulevard and Western Boulevard
- Main central city pedestrian routes including the Fan Walk along Waterkant Street and Somerset Road up to the Green Point Circle
- Servitudes of certain underground services
The restriction on construction activities can apply on public and private land.
What type of activities may be affected?
The type of construction activities that may be affected include:
- Works which involve the use of large scale or noisy machinery (like cranes, heavy equipment and trucks).
- Works that may affect the normal pedestrian and vehicle access to and from the Cape Town Stadium and event related sites
- Works that may create public nuisances such as noise, pollution and foul smells
- Works that may damage critical underground services.
When will the restrictions apply?
No wayleaves will be issued for construction works in the road reserve of the main 2010 pedestrian routes and 2010 protocol routes from 31 May 2010 to 16 July 2010. The reason for this is that critical electricity or telecommunication supply lines as well as water pipes could be damaged during construction and excavation which could disrupt both the functioning of the City and the staging of the event. The period of the restrictions for construction on private property will depend on the location and the type of construction works. The restrictions could apply for the duration of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ from 11 June to 11 July 2010, or on Cape Town match days only.
Will construction projects be affected by road closures during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™?
Yes, certain roads will be closed for the duration of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, while other roads are closed on match days only. You are requested to familiarise yourself with the road closures that will be place and schedule your deliveries and construction activities accordingly. Where possible, deliveries should be scheduled on non-match days, as it is likely that the road closures will put additional pressure on the roads around the protected areas.
What happens if I already have a wayleave or building permit for construction in a protected area?
If you hold a valid wayleave or building permit for construction in a protected area and you have not yet been contacted by the City of Cape Town with regards to your construction activities, you are requested to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the location and nature of construction activities that you think may be affected. If your construction project is affected, the City Manager will request you, in writing, to suspend your activities for the duration of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ or on match days only, depending on the circumstances. The City Manager can also request additional screening of your construction activities, depending on the location.
Where can I get more information?
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