27 October 2016

It is full steam ahead with the highly-anticipated Absa Premiership clash between Soweto rivals, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs, at FNB Stadium on Saturday, 29 October (15:30pm kick off).

Gates will open at 11:30 am while the general public (non-spectators) should avoid the Stadium precinct from 10:00 am until 19:00 pm.

The day’s spectacle will begin with a flashback clash when Orlando Pirates Legends take on Kaizer Chiefs Legends, where household names like Steve Lekoelea, Tebogo Moloi and Edward Motale will dust off their boots with magic that made them famous in townships around the country, in the curtain-raiser at 12:30pm.

There will be plenty of enjoyment on the day around the precinct for the fans from Vodacom, Adidas, Greyhound and Absa to provide exciting activations on the day.

More good news is that award-winning hip hop star, Cassper Nyovest, will also be among the list of entertainment.

“Let us make this the best Soweto Derby experience ever,” said Pirates’ Media Officer, Thandi Merafe.

“We aim to make Saturday a life-long experience for the millions in the country and around the world, who will be watching the biggest sporting showpiece on the southern hemisphere.

“We encourage fans, especially our Amabhakabhaka supporters who will be in black and white traveling from all over the country to come to the venue early. There will be a lot of activities that we have in store for them with plenty of surprises being lined up on the day.”

“It is also important for our patrons coming through to purchase tickets in time, as no ticket means no entry and to also take advantage of the safe and secure exclusive parking and transportation that is made available by us and Pirates on Saturday. Safety is also a huge priority for both us and Pirates. We ask the general public to also not sit in gang ways and to listen to messages from security marshals and law enforcement officers on the day,” added Stadium Management SA Communications Manager, Sisa Majola, the company that manages FNB Stadium.

There are precious few remaining general stand tickets for the clash costing R70 (Level 5), R90 (Level 1) and R140 (Level 2) with disability tickets also costing R70.

Patrons are also encouraged to purchase safe and secure parking is also available costing R40 (General – Shareworld and Outer Expo Centre), R90 (Exclusive FNB Stadium Transport Hub), R120 (Premium FNB Stadium Precinct) and R330 (FNB Stadium Transport Bus Hub).

“From Pirates, we can only thank the fans for purchasing their tickets early and ask that they travel safely from all corners of Mzansi and around the world to witness the Soweto Derby, while we also encourage them to listen to the safety messages from security marshals and law enforcement on the day because ultimately safety is the most important aspect from us and the venue,” concluded Merafe.

Supporters are advised against purchasing parking tickets from illegal car guards operating at unrecognized areas near the precinct.

All tickets are available across Computicket, Shoprite/Checkers retail outlets with more information on www.stadiummanagement.co.za.

Hospitality packages cost R890 p/p excl. VAT (Supporters Package), R2150 p/p excl. VAT (Standard Package), R2755 p/p excl. VAT (Premium Package) and R4990 p/p excl. VAT (VVIP Package) and available through bookings@sail.co.za / 082 805 3150 and also through all Computicket, Shoprite/Checkers retail outlets.

The Stadium Management SA Lounge costs R1185 p/p excl. VAT (Stadium Management SA Lounge) through Computicket and on 011 247 5300.

Additional public transportation available on the day is through Metrorail, Top6 Taxis, KTK Shuttles Transport and Rea Vaya, with information on schedule available in this public communication and on the Stadium Management SA website.

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.

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: