The DHL Stormers will play in front of the Faithful for the first time at DHL Stadium this weekend, with 2000 spectators allowed at the Vodacom United Rugby Championship match against Zebre Parma on Saturday according to government COVID-19 protocols. Here is all you need to know if you are attending.
It has been over 18 months since the DHL Stormers played in front of their home fans and we would love nothing more than to see the stands at DHL Stadium filled with the Faithful, so it is crucial that we all work together to follow the regulations put in place to give ourselves the best chance of having the number of spectators allowed by government increased.
All those attending any sporting fixtures in South Africa must be fully vaccinated and wearing a medical mask at all times. This means that no spectator will be allowed to enter DHL Stadium without a medical mask, vaccination certificate, ID and a match ticket. There will be no match tickets sold on the day, so ensure that you get yours from the Ticketpros website – (CLICK HERE) – beforehand.
For this reason, it will take longer than usual to enter the stadium, so we are encouraging you to arrive at DHL Stadium at least two hours before kick-off. The match starts at 15h00, so get down there by 13h00, to make sure you do not miss any of the action.
Parking is available to the public in the P3 parking area outside the stadium. The parking area is on the Eastern side of the stadium, with the entrance on Fritz Sonnenberg Rd opposite the McDonalds. Parking costs R100 per car and is only available online via Ticketpros. There will be no parking sold on the day at the entrance, so ensure you get yours now here – CLICK HERE to buy parking tickets.
Once you arrive at DHL Stadium you will enter via the chutes that will be set up at the Southern end of the stadium, adjacent to the athletics track. Here you will be required to sanitise your hands before entering the chutes and then prepare your documentation for checking. All spectators must present a valid match ticket, a vaccination certificate (printed or digital version) which shows them to be fully vaccinated and ID (either an ID card/book or a drivers licence).
Once your documentation has been checked, every spectator will undergo a COVID-19 screening process. Temperatures will be checked and any person whose temperature registers above 37.5 degrees Celcius or exhibits any COVID-19 symptoms will be taken to a holding area for 15 minutes after which they will have their temperature taken again and allowed entry if it registers below 37.5 degrees. Any bags will be scanned and spectators will be required to sanitise their hands before proceeding up the stairs to the stadium bowl.
There will be no pass-outs allowed, so if you choose to leave the stadium after entering, you will not be allowed back in. Please also note that DHL Stadium is a non-smoking stadium, so no smoking of any kind including e-cigarettes will be allowed inside the stadium. All spectators must please sit in the seat designated to them on their match ticket, to ensure and maintain correct social distancing as per government COVID-19 protocols.
There will be food, drink (no alcohol will be sold according to government COVID-19 protocols) and merchandise on sale inside the stadium, but there will be no ATM facilities, so please ensure that you bring cash with you in order to make any purchases.
Here below is a list of items that are prohibited for events at DHL Stadium.
We cannot wait to welcome you to DHL Stadium to enjoy the Vodacom United Rugby Championship match between the DHL Stormers and Zebre Parma. Thank you for your co-operation with the various regulations. By working together we can ensure that the number of spectators allowed at matches is increased. Enjoy the game!
Please remember to wear a medical mask and have your vaccination certificate, ID and a match ticket on hand when you arrive at DHL Stadium.