27 July 2016

THe 2016/17 Premier Soccer League football season is set to start off with a bang when old rivals, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, square off in the sold out Carling Black Label Champion Cup clash at FNB Stadium on Saturday, 30 July (Kick Off: 15:00pm. Gates open at 11 am).

Stand tickets were sold out two weeks prior to the highly-anticipated Soweto Derby with limited hospitality packages and Stadium Management Lounge tickets available through all Computicket retail outlets and on www.stadiummanagement.co.za.

Patrons are also encouraged to purchase secure parking ranging between R40 and R330 through the same channels while event day public transportation has also been made available through Metrorail, Top6 Taxis, KTK Shuttles and Rea Vaya to and from the venue.

Strict traffic control measures start from 7:00 am in the precinct. The general public (non-spectators) should avoid the Stadium precinct from 10:00 am until 19:00 pm.

Spectators are warned not to bring any prohibited items like sharp pointed objects, any form of liquor, metal objects including cans; offensive posters, banners, flags & banners. A full list of the prohibited items can be found under the public safety heading (below) and on the Stadium Management SA (SMSA) website.

“We all could not wait for the start of the season with so much interest from within and outside the South African borders for the Carling Black Label Champion Cup, which is effectively the biggest sporting event in the southern hemisphere,” SMSA Chief Executive Officer, Sisa Majola, said.

“Safety and enjoyment is a big priority for us and we encourage patrons to come early, enjoy the entertainment being provided on the day and to also listen to the messages and instructions given by the security personnel and marshals inside and outside the venue.”

The list of entertainment being lined up as part of the day festivities include renowned local artist Professor, top DJs Sphectacula and Naves and the Soweto Dance Crew.

Both sides will be showing out their new kits and player signings for the season.

Pirates, affectionately referred to as the Mighty Buccaneers, are the Carling Black Label Cup defending champions having lifted this trophy an unprecedented four times in five previous editions. Amakhosi – as Chiefs are popularly known as – will be out to add to their one triumph and start off on the right note at FNB Stadium, which is also their home venue.

On the Day Emergency Numbers

Venue Operating Centre: 082 367 4297
SAPS: 0860 10111 or 011 983 4800
Computicket: 0861 915 8000

For more information:

Essential Public Safety and Security Information

The event sponsors, SAB; Stadium Management South Africa (“SMSA”) and the participating teams, Kaizer Chiefs FC & Orlando Pirates FC, are committed to implementing international standard safety & security best practices at major events hosted by them.

Please find set out below a summary of essential public safety and security information which will enhance your spectator experience at the Stadium on Saturday.

Event Day Messaging

Arrive early & soak in the carnival atmosphere of this very special football derby event.

  • It is a sell-out event and almost 100 000 people will be in the NASREC precinct – so please do not go to the Stadium without a ticket;
  • SAB have sponsored 15 fantastic Champion Supporter prizes for spectators who are seated inside the stadium before 14h00 – so arrive early to avoid disappointment and ensure that you are included in this Champion Supporter safety initiative;
  • Avoid traffic congestion and missing the start of the match – use the especially laid-on public transportation (Rea Vaya, Metrorail, KTK Shuttles, Top 6 & other taxi services) for the event;
  • Avoid frustration and missing the commencement of the match – leave yourself enough time to pass through the Stadium access control and search procedures and be seated by 14h00.

At the Stadium

  • Right of admission reserved;
  • Illegally parked vehicles will be towed at owners risk;
  • Please note that you will be subjected to a search of your person & belongings at stadium spectator access points;
  • Commercial activities not authorized in writing by Event Organizer, are not allowed inside the Stadium or within its precinct;
  • Know the applicable event ticket conditions, Stadium rules and list of prohibited & restricted items applicable to this event – go to www.stadiummanagement.co.za to familiarize yourself;
  • Such prohibited & restricted items include, but are not limited to: firearms, knives & any other dangerous weapon; any form of liquor; beverages; cool-boxes or similar; non-prescribed narcotics; glass or metal containers; any sharp pointed objects –including certain umbrellas; lasers; professional photographic/video equipment, prams, offensive posters, banners or flags; “ambush marketing” items & any other item which the event organizer, the SAPS, Stadium security & their duly authorized officials reasonably consider to be a danger or risk to the general safety and security of the event;
  • No babies in arms or children will be allowed unless parent is in possession of separate ticket for such child;
  • No persons visibly under the influence of liquor or any narcotic will be allowed access into the Stadium;
  • Intoxicated persons will be removed from the Stadium;
  • There are different ticket prices for the different general spectator seating levels at the Stadium for this special event;
  • Please respect the rights of other fans who have paid more for their ticket; Please sit on your allocated level and do not attempt to sit on the more expensive levels at any time – particularly half-time. This will be policed;
  • For safety reasons, please do not sit in the spectator staircases and walkways in the grandstands; For your own personal safety – please do not stand on the front barrier walls of the lower grandstand areas;
  • Un-authorised access to the field of play and other accredited zones within and outside of the Stadium will result in arrest and prosecution, without exception.