Athlone Stadium Hosts Historic Currie Cup Rugby Weekend

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Athlone Stadium: A Diverse Venue for Sports and Events

Athlone Stadium, known for its association with soccer, is making history by hosting its second Currie Cup rugby match on Friday, 26 May 2023. The iconic stadium is demonstrating its versatility and capacity to host diverse events. This rugby weekend promises to be a thrilling experience for both the athletes and the spectators.

The Excitement of Currie Cup Rugby

The Currie Cup is one of the most prestigious rugby events, bringing excitement and anticipation to Cape Town as the DHL Western Province take on the ADT Fidelity Lions. The first game last week, where the DHL Western Province faced the Airlink Pumas, set the stage for the upcoming match.

Match Day Schedule

The match day schedule begins with the curtain raiser event, featuring the DHL Western Province Ladies taking on the Lions Ladies at 14:30. The main event, DHL Western Province versus the ADT Fidelity Lions, kicks off at 17:00. Tickets for the unreserved seating are priced at R50 each and can be purchased from Ticketpro.

Parking and Access

General parking is available at P3 and P4, accessible via Hickory Street from Klipfontein Road. Spectators approaching the stadium from Vanguard Drive (Jakes Gerwil) or M5 direction are also advised to use the same parking areas.

City Officials Support Athlone Stadium

Alderman James Vos, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Growth, expressed his excitement about the stadium’s role in the Currie Cup rugby matches. He said, “Athlone Stadium is synonymous with sports such as soccer, so we are excited to showcase its versatility to host various events, as a Strategic Asset of the Economic Growth Directorate, including the second rugby match. Last week’s match, which was the first rugby match to be held at this stadium, went well, so we are looking forward to Friday night.”

Alderman JP Smith, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, invites all Capetonians to come out on Friday night and support the Western Province players. He said, “This is a rugby weekend for Capetonians, and the Currie Cup is one of the most prestigious events on the rugby calendar. I want to encourage all Capetonians to come out on Friday night to support our Western Province players at Athlone Stadium and show your ‘gees’.”

A Historic Weekend for Athlone Stadium and Cape Town

The introduction of Currie Cup rugby at Athlone Stadium marks a new chapter in the stadium’s sports legacy. This event, which combines the excitement of a world-class rugby competition with the stadium’s unique atmosphere, promises to be an extraordinary experience for all in attendance. By embracing the spirit of the game and supporting their local team, Capetonians can be a part of this historic weekend and contribute to strengthening the bonds of their community.

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