Fun-packed thrills in Joburg south

THIS weekend thousands of sports fans will descend on the south of Johannesburg for the Super 14 Rugby games and the Nedbank Challenge Cup final.

THIS weekend thousands of sports fans will descend on the south of Johannesburg for the Super 14 Rugby games and the Nedbank Challenge Cup final.

The rugby match will be played at Orlando Stadium and the soccer final at Soccer City.

To ensure that traffic levels are kept at a minimum, park-and-ride facilities have been organised.

"There will be road closures around the stadiums and no parking will be allowed in the stadium environs.

"We are encouraging ticket holders to use public transport, such as Rea Vaya or Metrorail, or to use "park-and-walks" and "park and rides", city of Joburg's Rehana Moosajee said.

The designated "park-and-ride" facilities are:

l For Soccer City:

Wits Campus (University of the Witwatersrand), Enoch Sontonga Avenue and Empire Road, Braamfontein.

l Constitution Hill

Joubert Street Extension, Braampark.

l Gold Reef

Data Crescent in Gold Reef, south of the Johannesburg CBD.

l For Ellis Park:

Wits Campus (University of the Witwatersrand)

Enoch Sontonga Avenue and Empire Road, Braamfontein.

l Bez Valley

10th Street, Observatory

l Gold Reef

Data Crescent in Gold Reef, south of the Johannesburg CBD.

The designated "park and walk" facilities:

These are facilities located within walking distance of the match venues.

Spectators will park their vehicles and walk to the stadium along a designated route.

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department will provide full protection at these facilities.

For Ellis Park, the "park and walk" facility is:

l Athlone Boys School

3rd Street Bezuidenhout

For Soccer City, the designated areas are:

l Aeroton park-and-walk

Adcock Ingram Avenue, Aeroton

l Randshow "park and walk"

Randshow Road in Aeroton

l Shareworld park-and-walk

Nasrec Road in the suburb of Nasrec.

The costs for the park-and-ride and "park and walk" are as follows:

l Car R50

l Minibus taxi or similar (15,18 or 24-seater) R100

l 35 - 40-seater bus R500

l 64 - seater bus or more R700

Jacques Grobbelaar, executive chairperson of Stadium Management SA, said they would also have park- and-ride facilities to Orlando.

All private buses will need a special Orlando coach permit. These permits are available from Computicket outlets at R150 each.

Park-and-ride facilities from SuperSport Park in Centurion will cost R100.

There will be 8000 secure parking bays available at Nasrec.

They cost R30 a car, R25 travelling cost per person for the bus transfer to and from Orlando Stadium.

No liquor or braais will be allowed into the Supersport Park and Nasrec parking area.

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