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DHL Stormers v ASM Clermont Auvergne: All you need to know

PUBLISHED: January 20, 2023



The DHL Stormers will be aiming to book a spot in the Heineken Champions Cup play-offs when they face French side ASM Clermont Auvergne at DHL Stadium on Saturday.

The final pool match of the tournament kicks off at 19h30 on Saturday at DHL Stadium, with gates opening at 17h30.

The DHL Stormers need just one log point to qualify for the Round of 16, but a win against the French outfit will secure home advantage.

ASM Clermont Auvergne are still in the play-off race as well and will be looking to make it two wins against the DHL Stormers, having claimed a 24-14 win at the Stade Marcel Michelin in December.

Tickets are available from Ticketpro (CLICK HERE to book your tickets).

Get there early

Gates at DHL Stadium open at 17h30, with kick-off against the ASM Clermont Auvergne at 19h30. The beer garden in the stadium will be open both before and after the game with a Red Bull DJ playing live, so get there early to make sure you don’t miss any of the action.

Heavy traffic congestion is expected, so all those attending the match are encouraged to get there early and make use of the free MyCiTi shuttle services available from the Civic Centre and Thibault stations.

Parking in the area will be at a premium and there will be strict enforcement on illegally parked vehicles.

Road closures

Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Vlei Road, Stephan Way and Fort Wynyard Street will all be closed from 15h00 until 23h00, with restrictions only on Helen Suzman Boulevard, Somerset Road, Main Road and Granger Bay Boulevard.

Parking

There is dedicated stadium rugby parking available at the P2 (CLICK HERE to book) P4 and P9 (R100 cash on entry) stadium parking areas.

DHL Stadium is in a residential precinct, so please respect the residents and co-operate with the traffic officials on duty. Please note that vehicles that are illegally parked will be fined and/or towed away.

Ticket holders with disabilities must formally request access to the parking bays dedicated in P5 for people with disabilities, by sending an e-mail to jdowling@wprugby.co.za. These parking bays are limited and available on a first-come first-served basis.

Free MyCiTi shuttles

There are free MyCiTi shuttle services between the Stadium and both the Civic Centre Bus Station and Thibault Square bus station, which will be available free for all those with a match ticket.

The first bus from the Civic Centre bus station in Hertzog Boulevard leaves at 17h00. Thereafter a bus leaves every 15 minutes or when full. The last return bus leaves the Stadium bus station at 22h30.

Use public transport to the Civic Centre bus station and either catch the free event shuttle to the Stadium or use the Fan Walk.

E-Hailing

It is recommended that those using e-hailing are dropped off and collected in the CBD at DF Malan Drive opposite the Artscape Theatre, Hertzog Boulevard or Jan Smuts Street and then use the MyCiTi shuttle which is free to all event ticket holders from the Civic Centre Station or Thibault Square Station, or alternatively use the Fan Walk.

There is an e-hailing drop-off area in Helen Suzman Boulevard between Vlei Road and Beach Road on both sides, but spectators are warned that drop-and-go and pick-up around the stadium will have very long delays due to traffic congestion.

Match tickets

Tickets are available to purchase at ticketpros.co.za (CLICK HERE to buy your ticket now) Only tickets purchased via Ticketpro are valid.

Please print your match ticket clearly and also bring a digital version on your phone and have both ready to scan in as easily as possible at the gates. There are no covid certificate or ID requirements to enter the stadium.

Stadium seating

The South Stand is the party stand. The North Stand is the family stand and blocks 108 and 109 are alcohol free.

Other information

Spectators are urged to be aware of the threat of car jamming in parking areas and pickpockets and keep your valuable close to you at all times.

Please note that no spectator is allowed access to the pitch. Any person invading the pitch can be prosecuted as this is a criminal offence.

List of prohibited items for events at DHL Stadium

Umbrellas
Food and drinks of any kind
Bottles: Cans, glass or Plastic bottles of any kind including squeezer bottles
Firearms, ammunition or device as defined in the Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act No.60 of 2000)
Fireworks
Sharp metal objects
Explosives
Tear gas, mace or similar airborne chemical agents
Narcotics
Items which could cause injury
Banners or flags with, racist, sexist, discriminatory or offensive content
Flagpole or banner pole of any kind, unless it is made from inflammable and flexible plastic and does not exceed 1 metre in length 1cm in diameter
Ambush marketing items
Animals
Liquor
Drunkenness and unacceptable behaviour
Dangerous weapons as defined in Dangerous Weapon Act, 1968 (Act No.71 of 1968) including Knifes and sticks
Unauthorized Cameras with detachable lenses
Fraudulent tickets

We are very excited to welcome the Faithful to DHL Stadium for this Heineken Champions Cup encounter and look forward to enjoying the evening with you cheering our team on in the stands.