Ticket plan for Challenge

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

The City of Tshwane will use the 2007 Vodacom Challenge final at Loftus on July 28 to familiarise the supporters with the World Cup ticketing rules.

The municipality's 2010 World Cup Programme directorate will introduce the colour-coded ticket system and park-and-ride transport.

It will happen during the final which will feature English Premiership side Tottenham Hotspur and the winner between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.

"We'll start with the new ticket system on July 28 to determine the area where fans will sit," said Godfrey Nkwane, chief executive of the directorate.

"There were all sorts of bad things reported about the recent friendly between Mamelodi Sundowns and Spanish giants Barcelona regarding the seats.

"We have learned some lessons from that match, hence we felt the time was right to start educating our supporters about the seating arrangements.

"Even security guards on duty during a game will be able to help supporters with directions when they are approached for assistance with the seats."

On the issue of parking, which has proved to be a nightmare during big games, Nkwane said they will introduce a park-and-ride system using the city's buses.