Tips to help you enjoy the big spectacle

GARY Bailey, who has been involved in the last two Fifa World Cups, has the following tips for people during the tournament:

GARY Bailey, who has been involved in the last two Fifa World Cups, has the following tips for people during the tournament:

l Schools will be closed for almost four weeks during the World Cup, so think about what you're going do with your kids.

l Air tickets to Cape Town (for example) will cost about R8000 a seat since some flights have to leave on the same night after the games due to accommodation problems in Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein.

l Flights will operate 24 hours. Expect NOISE - and expect heavy TRAFFIC around airports at all hours.

l Fresh veggies and fruit will be scarce, if not unavailable, during this time. For the World Cup in Germany they had to import them.

l Traffic will increase by about 30 percent at the times of the games as fans go to the grounds or fan parks (games start at 1.30pm, 4pm and 8.30pm). The best time to fly is while matches are on.

l Road areas around stadiums will be closed off.

l It is expected that 550000 people will be travelling to-from matches and 100000 per match day. Expect considerable delays on match days.

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