FIFA Fan Fest™
Searching for a party during the World Cup™? Then look no further than the Grand Parade in Cape Town, because this is where you will find the FIFA Fan Fest™, the official viewing area with an authentic stadium atmosphere in the city centre.
Click here to visit the FIFA Fan Fest™ website.
Here local soccer fans will rub shoulders with visitors from all over the world while watching the matches and highlights on a big screen. Live performances by local artists on a huge stage and sound system will entertain fans in between matches. Food and drinks, official 2010 FIFA World Cup™ merchandising and local arts and crafts will also be on display or for sale.
The Fan Fest™ will be open every day of the Competition, from 11:00 to 23:00, with live broadcasts of all 64 matches. Entrance is free.
The Grand Parade, newly upgraded by the City of Cape Town at a cost of around R22 million, can host up to 25 000 people. It is Cape Town’s oldest public space and one of its most important heritage sites - where Nelson Mandela first spoke to the world as a free man 20 years ago.
With its superb view of Table Mountain, it is within walking distance of the historic Bo-Kaap and District Six revitalisation initiative, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the Castle, the City Hall, Parliament, St George’s Cathedral and, of course – via the Fan Walk – the Green Point Urban Park and Cape Town Stadium. The site is also close to central city hotels and tourism offices.
The Grand Parade is highly accessible to public transport: it is next to the Cape Town Station and directly linked to the network of buses, minibus taxis and the new pedestrian routes to the station.
The Fan Fest is merely one of the events that will be hosted at this location in future - the space has been transformed into a multi-functional area capable of accommodating sporting events, music festivals, concerts, military tattoos and food festivals.