All you need to know: Vodacom URC quarterfinal

PUBLISHED: May 4, 2023

The biggest crowd of the season will be at DHL Stadium for the Vodacom United Rugby Championship quarterfinal on Saturday.

The DHL Stormers face the Vodacom Bulls at 15h30 on Saturday, with a place in the semifinal next week on the line.

Spectators are urged to park remotely and catch a free MyCiTi bus from either the Civic Centre or Thibault Square bus stations to get to DHL Stadium early and ensure you don’t miss anything.

Gates open at 13h30, so beat the traffic and get there early to make the most of what should be an incredible atmosphere for the North-South showdown.

CLICK HERE to read the digital match programme.

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, tickets purchased from Viagogo or any other third party will not be valid. Please visit thestormers.com for conditions of use of our match tickets.

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.

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

Disabled seating at DHL Stadium are sold from R70 to R130 and can be booked by email to RMaritz@wprugby.co.za.

There are 110 dedicated, specifically designed wheelchair seats and 138 buddy seats at DHL Stadium with full ramp access and facilities.

Get there early

Gates at DHL Stadium open at 13h30 ahead of kick-off at 15h30. 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.


There is dedicated stadium rugby parking available at the P2 (CLICK HERE to book) and P4 (R100 card payment on entry only) stadium parking areas, while there is also dedicated parking available in the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) P1 parking area for R100 pre booked and R120 card on entry, with a free MyCiTi shuttle (CLICK HERE to book parking at CTICC).

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 rmaritz@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 and Thibault Square bus stations, which will be available free for all those with a match ticket.

The shuttles will take spectators to the Stadium Station, starting at 13h00. Thereafter a bus leaves every 15 minutes or when full.

Buses will operate on demand or when full.The last return bus leaves the Stadium bus station at 19h30.

Use public transport to the bus stations and either catch the free event shuttle to the stadium or use the Fan Walk.

Road closures

Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Vlei Road, Stephan Way and Fort Wynyard Street will all be closed from 06h00 until 22h30, with restrictions only on Helen Suzman Boulevard, Beach Road, Buitengracht Road and Granger Bay Boulevard.


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.

Other information

Please note that Umbrellas are prohibited at DHL Stadium and will NOT BE ALLOWED INTO THE STADIUM. Please bring a rain jacket should there be a threat of rain.

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.

Please respect all those around you and abide by the stadium rules and the ticketing conditions of use which are available on our website.

List of prohibited items for events at DHL Stadium

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)
Sharp metal objects
Tear gas, mace or similar airborne chemical agents
Items which could cause injury
Clothing, banners, flags or any other items with, in the opinion of the EO, SAPS, or any other designated official, is racist, sexist, discriminatory or in way 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
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 looking forward to what should be another special occasion at DHL Stadium as we all get behind our team.