1st match Cape Town a success

12/06/2010 at 15:15 3 comments


The first 2010 FIFA World Cup match at the Cape Town Stadium took place on 11 June 2010 between France and Uruguay was one to remember. According to the City of Cape Town, no major incidents were reported and fans came out in true South African and Cape Town style and had ‘lekker party’.

In addition, all of the venues in Cape Town such as the Fan Fest on the Grand Parade and the Public Viewing Areas ealsewhere proved immensely successful, with celebrations continuing late into Friday night. The FIFA Fan Fest reached capacity just over an hour after it opened at 11am. A total of 42 000 people visited the Fan Fest throughout the course of the day.

There were no major incidents reported at any of these venues, despite the fact that approximately 350 000 people visited the city centre.

“The City would like to thank residents for heeding the City’s advice to use public transport to travel to the city centre. Approximately 20 000 fans came into the city via rail and the bus-based Park-and-Ride service was very well utilised,” the municipality said in a press release.

“Over 11 000 spectators used the MyCiTi shuttle busses to get to the stadium, while the City’s fan walk also proved popular with 20 000 eager fans walking to the stadium on this route. Other ticket holders walked to the stadium from the V & A Waterfront or other areas in the city.”

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