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CT Sevens: What you have to know

  • 07 Dec 2017
Cape Town Stadium Cape Town Stadium

What you have to know if you are attending the Cape Town Sevens this weekend.

Is it really sold out?

Yes, all tickets for the event sold out in record time.

Where can I park?

The best place to park would be in the CBD (south of Buitengracht Street), which is (free after 13:00 on Saturday and all day Sunday).

Off-street parking is available at numerous parking garages in the CBD, such as at the CTICC, Ryk Tulbagh Square, Fountain Hotel, Picbel Parkade, Mandela Rhodes and Plein Park.

After you have parked your car, supporters can:
– Use the free event shuttle to the stadium from the Civic Centre (between 08:00 and 22:15) or Thibaut Square station in Hans Strijdom Avenue (between 09:00 and 22:15). See the MyCiTi Events Shuttle sections below for more
– Or use the Fan Walk from Waterkant, over the bridge to Somerset Rd and the Stadium.
– On Sunday, between 10:30 and 14:00 in front of the Salesian Institute on Somerset Road along the Fan Walk, there will be a pop-up Street Store (, where members of the public can donate clothes for the homeless to enjoy a dignified 'shopping” experience for free. This is part of World Street Store Day, a South African initiative.

Please note: There will be NO public parking available at Cape Town Stadium and exiting from other parking facilities close to the venue will take a lot of time at the end of play on each day.

Dedicated parking has been allocated on DF Malan Drive for those attendees with disabilities who wish to use the stadium shuttle. Only people with an official disability permit from the City will be allowed to park in this dedicated parking area. Ticket holders must formally request access to the parking bays dedicated to people with disabilities by sending an email to [email protected]

PREVIEW: Cape Town Sevens

Are any roads closed?

– Granger Bay Blvd
– Vlei Road
– Fritz Sonnenberg Road

Can I use public transport to get there?

MyCiti Bus will be servicing free rides from the Civic Centre and Thibault Square stations to the Cape Town Stadium and back. Please present your match day ticket in order to access this free service.

Normal MyCiti services can ONLY be accessed with the MyConnect card, where standard fare applies.

What about the children?

SA Rugby’s Kiddies Village and Club V will be running from 11:00 to 19:00 on both days of the tournament. Entrance is free for all children between the ages of two up to and including 10.

What if I run out of cash?

ATM machines will be stationed on the stadium concourse.

What about food and drinks?

The following and more will be available to supporters:
– Castle Lager beer garden
– Cedarberg water
– Red Bull
– Various cold drinks
– Woolworths
– Wembley Roadhouse
– Pringles
– Nando’s
– J&M Biltong
– And pizzas, curry, Thai food, ice cream, pies and more ...

And if I don’t want to dress fancy?

There will be two retail stalls selling Cape Town Sevens rugby merchandise – situated inside the concourse area.

What’s NOT allowed into the stadium?

– Any food or beverages bought outside
– Any musical instruments (such as vuvuzelas)
– Any illegal substances
– Firearms and other weapons
– Fireworks
– Umbrella

General information:

– Gates open every morning at 09:00
– Day 1: First pool match kicks off at 10:15 and the last match at 19:56, finishing at approximately 20:18
– Day 2: First knock-out match kicks off at 10:36. The Cup final will start at 19:30. Trophy presentation at approximately 20:00.

What time do the Blitzboks play on Saturday?

12:49 vs Russia (match 8)
16:10 vs France (match 16)
19:56 vs Kenya (match 24, final encounter of the day)

What other entertainment can we expect?

– Paxton Fielies (Idols SA 2017 winner)
– Black Ties Ensemble
– George Avakian
– Jimmy Nevis
– Belinda Davids
– Street Stylers
– First Project
– DJ Battle

For all emergencies at the Cape Town Sevens tournament please contact the emergency line on (021) 430-7389

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