The world’ biggest soccer event is almost here and if you don’t have a ticket, ‘no problem!’ You can still enjoy the thrill of the game, live via a big screen in the company of thousands of other fans, at the Swartklip public viewing area/fan 'jol' (Afrikaans word for 'party').
Like the three other fan jols that the City has set up throughout Cape Town, the Swartklip fan jol will be open on all Cape Town Stadium match days, all Bafana Bafana the quarter finals, the semi finals and the finals. To add to the experience, a 6 metre tall vuvuzela will throw a ball of flame every time a goal is scored.
Some of South Africa’s best entertainers will also perform on stage to add to the party atmosphere, including internationally acclaimed artists such as Clair Phillips, Black Pearl and Jonathan Rubain.
If you have children, bring them with! There is a daily children’s programme from 11:00 – 13:00 on match days, which includes five-a-side football, face painting, magic shows and more. (Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult). There’ll also be plenty of South African themed food stalls and arts and crafts stalls from which to buy World Cup memorabilia.
|Fast facts |
||Swartklip Sports Complex, corner Tafelberg and Spine Roads, Swartklip, Mitchells Plain|
||850 people inside; 5 000 outside (the inside area will feature a 12 sq metre giant screen, and fans outside will watch the action on 20 sq metre screen) |
||11:00 - 23:00|
|What’s on offer:
||Besides the soccer, there’s free, fabulous entertainment for all ages and tastes. Besides the bigger acts, emerging artists, circus acts and street performers will perform throughout the day. |
||Designated parking for disabled people which allows for direct access into the venue, first aid, information kiosks |
|What to bring:
||Umbrellas, team shirts and your sense of fun! |
To protect fans, on match days, there will be 265 security personnel on duty. People will be searched on entry.
- No weapons, bottles, cups, jugs or cans
- No recording of sound, images or footage other than for private use
- No alcohol or drugs, no racist or xenophobic material e.g. t shirts or flags
- No banners or flags larger than 2 meters x 1.5 meters
- No promotional or commercial material
- No relieving of oneself other than in the toilets or littering
- No gas spray cans, corrosives or anything that could cause fire
- No fireworks
- No standing on seats
- No excessive noise, megaphones, hooters or gas power horns
- Vuvuzelas allowed
- No selling of goods or tickets
- No animals
- Transmitting or broadcasting of sound, pictures, descriptions or results of the events via the internet or other forms of media
- No objects which could compromise public safety
All children under 14 to be accompanied by an adult.
Safety and security
There will be over 250 security personnel at the venue on match days, and all fans will be searched before they enter the premises.