24 July 2017
The countdown to the seventh Carling Black Label Champion Cup match has officially begun with less than five days to the football spectacle. Supporters of both Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates have until midnight on Tuesday, 25 July 2017 to make their final formation and starting line-up selections for this year’s showpiece. Champion Coaches are encouraged to continue influencing the game by making their selection right up until the deadline date.
The traditional season opener between the two Soweto Giants has already sold out and is scheduled to kick off at 15:30 on Saturday, 29 July 2017. Gates open at 11:30am in the morning and festivities will begin at a fan activation area, which encompasses activities such as the locker room experience, photo booths and a pre-match music extravaganza from the music bus hosted by renowned comedian, Mashabela Galane.
Two of South Africa’s biggest musical acts – Award winning Hip Hop sensation Kwesta and the ever entertaining, Dr. Malinga will give fans an energetic pre-match and half time show.
Additionally, the first 2000 adult consumers to arrive early on match day will receive complimentary beer vouchers (one voucher per eligible adult).
“We are looking forward to hosting yet another Carling Black Label Champion Cup match. This is undoubtedly the biggest match in the country, as it provides our football loving fans with much-needed entertainment during the pre- season .” said Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA) Chief Executive, Jacques Grobbelaar.
“We are hoping that our guests across South Africa – the ticket holders – will come early and enjoy the festivities we have in store for them this year. The much-anticipated performances from the country’s top entertainers will definitely make the overall fan experience even more memorable.”added Jacques Grobbelaar.
In the Carling Black Label Champion Cup; the fun does not just end with the fans influencing their starting line-up. They also need to remember that as Champion Coaches, they are responsible for making substitutions on match day by voting for the player they would like to introduce after the 55th minute.
Voting half time substitution opens at midnight on Saturday, 29 July and will remain open till the first 45 minutes of the match. Fans can make their selection by sending an SMS with the jersey number of the player they would like to see come off the bench and onto the field to the following numbers:
30043 (Kaizer Chiefs) or 30044 (Orlando Pirates)
Game Day Logistics
There will be road closures around the FNB Stadium precinct with public transportation to and from the venue provided by Metrorail, Top6 taxies, Rea Vaya and, KTK Shuttles.
Patrons not using public transport (the use of public transport is highly recommended) to travel to the venue are also encouraged to purchase parking tickets to official parking areas ranging between R40 for general parking areas to R 125 for premium parking areas and R330 for large busses) through the same channels.
Event Day Traffic Management Overview
Strict traffic-control measures by JMPD and Gauteng Traffic will be in operation immediately around the Stadium from 07h00 onwards
Help avoid traffic congestion – travel early to Stadium
General public (non-spectators) should avoid the Stadium precinct from 10:00 – 19:00 on Saturday, 29 July 2017. Your co-operation is appreciated
General public parking will ONLY be available at the Nasrec Expo Centre and Shareworld and all parking tickets will be sold via Computicket outlets.
Recommended Vehicular Approach Routes
The dedicated vehicular rout to the Stadium VIP, hospitality & public parking areas for this event are:
VIP & Hospitality Guests: via N1 and N17 off ramp
Physically challenged drivers: via N1 and N17 off-ramp
General Public:via N1 and Rand Show Road off-ramp (preferred); via M1 & Nasrec Road onto Rand Show Road General public must avoid N17 approach at all costs. This route will be heavily policed & will not be allowed to use this route. Road closures alternatively soft road closures at the following intersections (please see the attached precinct map):
Road Closures/Accredited Vehicle Check Points:
- Soweto Highway and Mentz Street
- Pat Mbatha & True Street
- Booysens Reserve Road and Crownwood Road
- Crownwood Road and Amethyst Road
- Soweto Highway and N1 South On-Ramp
- Booysens Reserve Road and League Avenue
- Booysens Reserve Road and Nasrec Road
- Nasrec Road and Landbou Road
- Nasrec Road and Rand Show Road
- Rand Show Road and Golden Highway
- Rand Show Road and Commerce Road
- Golden Highway and Ring Road 1
- Soweto Highway and Golden Highway
- N17 and Nasrec Road
- Nasrec Road and Shaft 17
JMPD/Gauteng Traffic Point Duty Points:
- N17 and N1 North On-Ramp
- N17 and N1 South Off-ramp
- Nasrec Road and Jukskei Drive
- M1 off-ramp and Nasrec Road
- Nasrec Road and Rifle Range Road
- N1 North Off-Ramp and Rand Show Road
- N1 North On-Ramp and Rand Show Road
- Nasrec Road and Adcock Ingram
- Rand Show Road and Aerodrome Road
The use of the arranged public transportation for the event is highly recommended. It will ease congestion around the Stadium and ensure that you will arrive on time for the match.
Event Day Emergency Numbers:
Venue Operations Centre: 082 367 4297
SAPS: 0860 10111 or 011 983 4800