DHL Newlands awaits epic derby

PUBLISHED: February 22, 2019

DHL Newlands will host its first Vodacom Super Rugby match of 2019 on Saturday, when the DHL Stormers go up against the Emirates Lions in a big South African derby.

The action will kick-off at 17h15, with plenty more on offer to entertain on the Marvel-themed day at DHL Newlands, with Thor (DHL Stormers) up against Spiderman (Emirates Lions). The gardens will be open and there will be activities in the stadium precinct before the game as well.

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There will be a minute’s silence before the game in memory of SARU Legends Dougie Solomon and Kosie Welman, who sadly passed away recently.

Gates on matchday will open at 15h15, so spectators are encouraged to allow enough time to clear security and get to their seats timeously in order to avoid missing any of the action.

Tickets are available through Computicket- either online at wprugby.computicket.com – or in-store and also from Shoprite/Checkers stores and the DHL Newlands Box Office during match weeks. Only tickets bought from wprugby.computicket.com, or any Computicket outlet will be valid at DHL Newlands. These are the only outlets which are licenced to sell tickets to DHL Newlands. Tickets obtained from any other source may not be valid.

In 2019 there will be more ticket options beyond the standard season ticket and matchday ticket. The DHL Newlands Faithful will be able to ‘Upgrade to Business Class’ in a special offer. The halfway line Business Class seats have been refurbished on the halfway line in Block H on the Railway Stand and holders of these tickets will also have exclusive access to the Railway Coach bars both before, during and after the match. These prime seats will cost R320 each.

The DHL Stormers have partnered with Zeelo – The Flexible Shuttle Service – to provide fans with an affordable and convenient way to get to DHL Newlands.

Zeelo will initially be offering services from Tyger Valley Shopping Centre, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, The Promenade shopping centre ( Mitchells Plain) and Vangate shopping Centre (Athlone). More routes will become available depending on demand. Tickets are just R100 return, but you can use the promo code VSR2019 for your first ride free!

Parking is available at schools in the stadium vicinity and will also open at 14h00 at Groote Schuur Primary School (R50), Groote Schuur High School (R50), Sans Souci Girls’ High School (R50) and Rondebosch Preparatory (R50), SACS Preparatory (R50). No braaing allowed on these fields.

There will be no public signing session held after the game.

Please be RESPECTFUL of all supporters and those around you, as well as the players, coaches, officials and staff. Everyone would like to enjoy the game in a safe and pleasant environment. Please specifically note that – Western Province Rugby, the SAPS, VOC Commander, the safety officer or Disaster Management members shall be entitled to refuse admission to, or to eject from the Ground, any person whose behaviour or conduct could in the reasonable opinion of WP Rugby, the SAPS, VOC Commander, the safety officer or Disaster Management members constitute a source of danger, nuisance or annoyance to spectators or other persons.

Western Province Rugby reserves the right to refuse admission to, or to eject from the Ground, any person who in the reasonable opinion of WP Rugby, its servants or agents, makes or incites any form of racial abuse, chanting, gesturing or behaviour.

Please specifically note that unauthorised access to the field is strictly prohibited and field invaders will be subject to arrest by SAPS. In the Stadium no unauthorised person is permitted on the playing or performance area (i.e. the pitch and its surrounding and no person may remain in a gangway, entrance, exit or staircase at any time.

Spectators are also reminded that admission to the Stadium may also be denied to ticket holders under the influence of, or carrying alcohol or any narcotic substance and that the stadium is a non-smoking facility. Pass-outs are allowed at designated gates to allow smokers to exit the stadium.

Please also note that the Pickard and scholars stand are alcohol-free zones. Two beers per person may be purchased and taken onto the stands, as long as they are decanted into plastic mugs.

Should you require any assistance or wish to report any issue, please approach the nearest security official and request the stand security manager.

Please enjoy your day out at DHL Newlands, we stand together.

CLICK HERE to secure your season ticket at DHL Newlands for 2019.

CLICK HERE to read the stadium rules.

CLICK HERE to read some Frequently Asked Questions.

CLICK HERE to buy a ticket to DHL Stormers v Emirates Lions on Saturday.