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DHL Stadium double-header: All you need to know

PUBLISHED: March 30, 2023


Both the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province will be in action at DHL Stadium on Saturday. Here is all you need to know before you join us for this big double-header.

The DHL Stormers take on Harlequins in a Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 knock-out clash at 16h00, before DHL Western Province face Windhoek Draught Griquas in the Currie Cup at 19h15.

There is a very big crowd expected for this special occasion, so make sure you get there early to ensure you don’t miss a thing. Gates open at 14h00, with heavy traffic congestion expected in the area, so make sure you catch a MyCiTi bus shuttle and make the most of what should be a great day out at DHL Stadium.

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 is sold at a fixed price of 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 14h00 ahead of kick-off at 16h00. 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 11h00 until 22h30, with restrictions only on Helen Suzman Boulevard, Beach Road, Buitengracht Road and Granger Bay Boulevard.

Parking

There is dedicated stadium rugby parking available at the P2 online booking only (CLICK HERE to book now) as well as the P4 and P9 (R100 cash on entry only) 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 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 13h45. 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 21h30.

Use public transport to the bus stations 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.

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.

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

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
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
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 looking forward to what should be another special occasion at DHL Stadium as we all get behind our teams.