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City ready for Cape Town Sevens comeback

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City ready for Cape Town Sevens comeback

8th December 2022

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The Cape Town Sevens – the best live experience in South Africa – returns this weekend after a two-year forced hiatus with some of the most exhilarating rugby action, wonderful fan experience and live entertainment at the DHL Stadium from 9 - 11 December 2022. Read more below:

It’s all systems go for the first HSBC Cape Town Sevens in three years. 

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The City’s Events Permit Office, in conjunction with the Events Coordinating Committee, has given a green light for the event permit for the three-day event. 

The City’s Safety and Security services will assist the event organiser, SA Rugby, in the implementation of a Transport Management Plan that takes into consideration the event footprint, motorists and residents in the Green Point precinct as well as surrounding areas. 

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‘We are expecting more than 80 000 people to walk through the gates of the DHL Stadium for the three days of the tournament and our responsibility is to ensure that all those people are safe while they are enjoying the action on the ground. 

‘Our Events Coordinating Committee, working with SA Rugby and SAPS, has developed safety plans aimed at ensuring this event is incident free. They have also worked on a Transport Management Plan to mitigate any impact on traffic flows especially on the busy days on Saturday and Sunday. 

‘We encourage rugby lovers to make use of MyCiTi, e-hailing or to use the FanWalk to avoid congestion in the Green Point precinct,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith. 

In an effort to minimise traffic congestion in the Green Point precinct, the City is availing a free MyCiTi shuttle service for ticket holders to travel to the DHL Stadium.

Buses will depart from the Civic Centre and Thibault Square MyCiTi stations from 07:30 on Saturday and Sunday.

They will leave every 15 minutes or when full.

The last bus from the stadium to the Civic Centre will leave at 23:00. 

Ticket holders are encouraged to utilise a park and ride system where they park their vehicles in the city centre and take the MyCiTi shuttle to the stadium.

Paid parking is also available at the CTICC (limited), Ryk Tulbagh Square, Picbel Parkade (Strand Street), Plein Park (Corporation Street) and the V&A Waterfront (limited parking).

Alternatively, Sevens supporters can walk to and from the stadium via the Fan Walk which will be activated for the event. 

The Fan Walk extends from the City Centre along Waterkant Street over the pedestrian bridge at Buitengracht and along Somerset Road, through the underpass at Green Point Circle to the stadium gates.

Additionally, a dedicated e-hailing service hub will be set up on Green Point Main Road between York and Wigtown roads.    

Residents and motorists are also advised of temporary road closures in the Green Point and V&A Waterfront precincts.

 

Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

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