Making a beautiful noise for the beautiful game
Traveling to the Bafana Bafana vs Mexico today or one of the other matches at Soccer City, well here is everything you will need to know about Match Day !
Use Public Transport Options
During the tournament fans are encouraged to use the various public transport options as well as tournament specific transport such as the park and rides and park and walks in each of the host cities.
However we want to encourage fans to not rely solely on the park and rides. They should travel to the transport hubs in each host city and use the array of buses, taxis, shuttles and commuter rail options that will be available.
No Private Vehicles near Stadium Precincts
Spectators should be aware of the fact that no private vehicles will be allowed within the stadium precincts and only people with valid, official tickets for the match will be admitted to the immediate surrounding areas. Private vehicles will also not be allowed to park close to the stadiums due to the exclusion zones which will be put in place.
Johannesburg – Soccer City
There are two integrated transport hubs from where various forms of public will transport fans to the two stadiums. They are the Westgate Transport Hub and the Sandton Metrobus Transport Hub.
The Westgate Transport Hub
This hub is situated at the Westgate Station at the corner of Anderson Street and Pat Mbatha Bus and Taxi Way in the Central Business District.
On Match Day the following public transport will converge here
Once fans have arrived at this transport hub they will be able to catch a connection to the stadium with Rea Vaya or with Metrorail.
Buy your tickets for the Rea Vaya at the Rea Vaya Station for R12. Match Day ticket holders can take the Metrorail for free.
The Sandton Metrobus Transport Hub
Metrobuses will be running on match days from the Sandton Transport Hub to the Westgate Transport Hub. These buses will be running every 10 minutes. Metrobus will be stopping along the route while still in the Sandton area to pick up fans.
There will be bus services running from the OR Tambo International Airport to Sandton on a daily basis as well as to Westgate in the city centre on match days. The Gautrain will also run services from OR Tambo to Sandton.
There will also be services running from Lanseria Airport to Sandton and back.
Park and Ride Sites
At the Park and Rides spectators will park their vehicles and be shuttled via Rea Vaya, Metrobus and Taxis to the stadium. All the selected facilities are within a 12km radius of the stadium.
The following sites have been identified as Park and Ride sites:
Wits Campus, (Soccer City and Ellis Park)
Constitution Hill, (Soccer City and Ellis Park)
Gold Reef City (Soccer City and Ellis Park)
and Bez Valley (Ellis Park only)
Park and Walk Sites
At a park and walk spectators will park their vehicles and walk to the stadium in Johannesburg. The furthest Park and Walk is 2.2 km away from the stadium.
The following sites have been identified as park and walk sites:
Aeroton (all for Soccer City)
Athlone Boys (for Ellis Park)
The costs for the park and rides and park and walks are as follows:
Please note that all park and ride and park and walk tickets must be bought prior to the match day as no tickets will be sold at the park and ride and park and walk facilities. Fans without a vehicle parking ticket will not be given access to the park and ride facilities.
Metrorail will be transporting fans on both their event service and their ordinary commuter service trains.
On Match days extra trains will be provided to run from Westgate Transport Hub to Soccer City and Ellis Park. There will be no charge for taking the trains if you are match day ticket holder. Please visit the Metrorail website at www.metrorail.co.za/
Spectators will be able to board a Rea Vaya bus and be transported to within easy walking distance of the stadiums. You can be dropped-off or leave your car in a private parking garage in the vicinity of a Rea Vaya Station and board the bus. All Rea Vaya Stations will be operating during the tournament. A return trip will cost R12 (South Africa Rand). Visit www.reavaya.org.za/
For more information on Johannesburg’s match day transport visit www.joburg.org.za and click on Joburg 2010 Transport.
2010 World Cup Stadium Behaviour
Once you are at Soccer City, make sure you are up to date with 2010 World Cup Stadium Behaviour, so that you don’t get into trouble. In fact read this post before your go so that you don’t try to take the wrong stuff with you or that your bag isn’t too big.
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