DHL Stormers v Edinburgh: All you need to know

PUBLISHED: September 30, 2022

The DHL Stormers are back at DHL Stadium for the first time since claiming the Vodacom United Rugby Championship title as they face Edinburgh on Saturday. Here is all you need to know if you are attending the game.

The DHL Stormers have now won their last 12 consecutive Vodacom United Rugby Championship matches and will be up against the team they defeated in the quarterfinals last season. CLICK HERE to buy your match ticket now.

Gates at DHL Stadium open at 12h00, with kick-off against Edinburgh at 14h00. The beer garden in the stadium will be open both before and after the game, so get there early to make sure you don’t miss any of the action. There will be a Red Bull DJ in the beer garden, which opens at 12 and closes 90 minutes after the final whistle.

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.

The South Stand is the party stand, with a Red Bull activation taking place. The North Stand is the family stand and blocks 108 and 109 are alcohol free.

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.

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.

Fritz Sonnenberg Road will be closed from 12h00, while Vlei Road and Stephan Way will be closed from 06h00. Fort Wynyard Street and Granger Bay Boulevard will be closed from 13h00.

Free MyCiTi shuttle services between the Stadium and Thibaut Square and the Civic Centre Bus Station will be available for all those with a match ticket.

The first bus from the Civic Centre bus station in Hertzog Boulevard leaves at 11h30. Thereafter a bus leaves every 15 minutes or when full. The last return bus leaves the Stadium bus station at 17h30.

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

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.

Given that there is another event happening in the precinct on the day, parking will be severely limited.
Parking restrictions will be enforced in the residential areas adjacent to DHL Stadium from 06h00 to 18h00, including on Main Road.
Motorists are advised to obey the signage

Spectators are encouraged to use the free on-street parking in the CBD (free after 13h00) but please note that no security will be arranged. Use off-street parking at the CTICC, Ryk Tulbagh Square, Picbel Parkade, Plein Park and use the event shuttle or Fan Walk. Park at the V&A Waterfront (pay to use) and walk to the Stadium. . Normal restrictions and charges apply to parking in the CBD.

Public stadium precint parking in P2 is available online at R100 per parking from the Ticketpro website. Parking in P4 is available for R100 cash on entry.

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 Glewis@wprugby.co.za. These parking bays are limited and available on a first come first served basis.

Those that have parking inside the stadium must clearly display their parking accreditation on their vehicle and ensure all occupants have valid event tickets.

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

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
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
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 back to DHL Stadium for this Vodacom United Rugby Championship encounter and look forward to enjoying the day with you cheering our team on in the stands.