07 May 2013
Biebermania is gripping Gauteng as his army of fans gear up for the music sensation’s first-ever concert on Gauteng soil this Sunday evening at FNB Stadium. Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA) has increased the number of emergency and medical personnel for the sold-out concert in anticipation of hysterical fans anxious to see their idol live in concert. SMSA is mindful of the reactions of Beliebers at international concerts and is therefore taking all the necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for his South African fans.
Jacques Grobbelaar, SMSA CEO and Chairman, is discouraging fans from arriving at the stadium in the early hours of the morning. “We are aware of reports indicating that some fans plan to arrive in the early hours of the morning to ensure they get as close to the stage as possible, but we’re discouraging fans from doing so due to the health and safety risks. We’re asking concertgoers to make provisions for the necessary checks at the Entry Gates as well as high volumes of traffic in the Stadium Precinct, which means they should arrive early enough to be first in line when the Gates open at 4pm.” With a predominantly younger crowd expected to attend Justin Bieber’s concert, SMSA is pleading with parents to accompany their minors at all times. In the event of an emergency, concertgoers must go to the nearest Event Staff Member, Security personnel or alternatively contact the Venue Operating Centre (VOC) at 082 367 4297, Booysens SAPS at (011) 433 5223 or SMSA Reception at (011) 247 5300 or 0861 STADIUM. Guests are encouraged to report any issues or concerns to a nearby staff member. Staff will be on hand to assist patrons including those with disabilities with serious emergencies. Emergency numbers, event details and evacuation procedures will be relayed via the PA system, on big screens and on the Stadium’s scoreboards.
There will be designated Lost and Found booths at the Stadium Transport Hub and at Entrance U for the Justin Bieber concert. The call center number for any Lost and Found queries is (011) 759 7215.
Fans are urged to familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations pertaining to the Stadium prior to attending the concert by visiting www.stadiummanagement.co.za. Alcohol, food or drinks are not allowed past the entry gates and fans are therefore urged not to bring any of these items to the Stadium. Braais and fires for braais in the parking areas are strictly prohibited. The consumption of alcohol is not permitted in the parking areas and minors are cautioned against attempting to purchase alcohol, as there will be no alcohol sales to minors. Trained staff will be monitoring beverage points and checking Identity Documents. Umbrellas, cameras and recording devices including iPads and other tablets are not permitted.
This is going to be an unforgettable weekend for music lovers at FNB Stadium as the iconic venue plays host to veteran American rock band Bon Jovi on Saturday night, followed by Justin Bieber’s Believe Tour on Sunday night. The opening acts for Bon Jovi’s Because We Can Tour are Daniel Baron and Elvis Blue.
A last minute special offer on tickets is now available at your nearest Computicket outlets, via online bookings at www.computicket.com or by using the Bookings Hotline on 0861 915 8000. The Presidential Suite Facility package includes a suite ticket, variety of drinks and food to purchase inside the facility, parking 1:4 (only if tickets are collected at the stadium) and personal service from expert staff. Book early for the Bon Jovi show on sale at R1850 incl VAT pp and/or the Justin Bieber show at R1300.00 incl VAT pp.