Deciding where to park the fans

Germiston Lake and Dries Niemand Park in Kempton Park have been identified as possible fan parks for the 2010 World Cup.

Germiston Lake and Dries Niemand Park in Kempton Park have been identified as possible fan parks for the 2010 World Cup.

Joe Mojapelo, Ekurhuleni Municipality's World Cup and special projects general manager, said they were finalising a plan for public viewing areas.

"Specifications for the development of a comprehensive master plan are being finalised and a tender for appointment of consultants will be advertised," said Mojapelo. "That will be after approval of specifications in the current year. "

Mojapelo also announced that all the four Ekurhuleni stadiums being renovated as part of the World Cup legacy projects would also serve as public viewing areas.

The four venues are Katlehong, Makhulong Vosloorus and Sinaba. Customer care centres in the municipality will also serve as public viewing areas.

"We want the public to have access to the World Cup," added Mojapelo, who has already started familiarising the community with public viewing areas.

The municipality invited residents to watch the Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and Black Leopards on the big screen at Germiston Lake last Saturday.

It was part of their World Cup business plan launch. Germiston is one of the most popular venues for jazz festivals in Gauteng.

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