DHL Stormers v Emirates Lions: All you need to know

PUBLISHED: May 30, 2024

The DHL Stormers end the regular season of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship with a South African derby against the Emirates Lions at DHL Stadium on Saturday. Here is all you need to know.

Gates at DHL Stadium will open at 10h00 ahead of the curtain-raiser between DHL Western Province U21 and Toyota Cheetahs U21, which kicks off at 10h30. The Vodacom URC match will kick-off at 13h45.

The DHL Stormers may have already secured a place in the play-offs, but they will want to ensure they finish in fifth position and take some winning momentum with them into the knock-out phase of the season.

The Emirates Lions will be desperate for a win that could see them secure their place in the final eight of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship for the first time.

In addition to the very popular beer garden bar with live Red Bull DJ, there will be a second bar on the stadium podium behind the West Stand, with live entertainment.

With a large crowd expected make sure you park remotely, use the free MyCiTi bus shuttle service from the CTICC, Civic Centre and Thibault Square bus stations and get into the stadium early to make the most of your matchday.

– Gates at DHL Stadium open at 10h00, with kick-off of the Vodacom URC fixture at 13h45. (curtain-raiser between DHL Western Province U21 and Toyota Cheetahs U21, which kicks off at 10h30)
– Get there early. Plan to be in the precinct by latest 12h30 and in the stadium by latest 13h00.
– A limited bar service will be available from 11h00, with full service from 11h45. There will be two beer gardens inside the stadium that will both be open from 11h45 – with a Red Bull DJ at the south end of the stadium and entertainment behind the West Stand, along with food trucks and activations for fans inside the stadium.
– Park remotely in the Cape Town CBD. There are free MyCiTi shuttles for all ticket holders from the CTICC, Thibault Square and Civic Centre stations. The first buses will leave at 11h15.
– All seats are numbered. All spectators must please sit in the correct seat as allocated on the tickets.
– No Umbrellas are allowed in the stadium.
– No braaing is allowed anywhere in the stadium precinct and those found braaing will be subject to a fine.
– DHL Stadium is a smoke/vaping free building. Smoking is permitted in designated areas on Level 02 Podium (outside). No smoking/vaping is allowed in any suites or on the stands.
– Respect the kicker, officials, players and all attending, or working at the game.
– 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 bring a clearly printed ticket as well as your digital e-ticket and have them ready in the queue to scan in. Please also take note of the items that are not allowed into the stadium.
– There is a big crowd expected for this match and heavy traffic congestion expected in the area, so make sure you catch a MyCiTi bus shuttle from either the CTICC, Civic Centre or Thibault Square bus stations from 11h15 onwards 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. CLICK HERE 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.

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 R140 and can be booked by email to jthomas@wprugby.co.za.

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


There is dedicated parking available in the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) parking area for R120 card payment only on entry, with a free MyCiTi shuttle from 11h15 and the last bus returning at 17h45.

While there is heavy congestion expected in the stadium precinct, there is dedicated stadium rugby parking available in the stadium precinct at the P4, and P9 (R120 card payment on entry only- no cash accepted) stadium parking areas.

On-street parking is available within the city centre but no additional security will be provided. Parking tariffs will apply until 13h00, after which on-street parking becomes free of charge.

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 please 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 to those with disabled parking permits.

Free MyCiTi shuttles

Ticket holders will be able to board MyCiTi buses to DHL Stadium free of charge from Civic Centre, Thibault Square and CTICC bus stations.

The shuttle service will take spectators to the Stadium Station, starting at 11h15 from CTICC, Civic Centre and Thibault Square. Thereafter, a bus leaves every 15 minutes or when full. The last return bus leaves the Stadium bus station at 17h45.

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

Road closures

The following road closures will be in effect: Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Vlei Road, Stephan Way and Fort Wynyard Street will all be closed from 06h00, with restrictions on Helen Suzman Boulevard, Beach Road, Buitengracht Street 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 CTICC, Civic Centre and 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. The stadium and event organiser will not take responsibility for umbrellas left at the stadium entrance gates. Please bring a rain jacket should there be a threat of rain.

No spectators will be allowed to take food or drink into the stadium. There is also no braaing allowed anywhere in the stadium precinct, including all public parking areas. Those found braaing will be fined.

Spectators are urged to be aware of the threat of car jamming in parking areas.

Please also be wary of pickpockets at the stadium and keep your valuables 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.

DHL Stadium is a smoke/vaping free building. Smoking is permitted in designated areas on Level 02 Podium (outside). No smoking/vaping is allowed in any suites or on the stands.

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

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, placards or any other items with, in the opinion of the EO, SAPS, or any other designated official, that is racist, sexist, discriminatory, of a political nature, or in any 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 knives and sticks
Unauthorized Cameras with detachable lenses
Fraudulent tickets

Please note that the prohibited items list can be amended at any time and published on the DHL Stormers website.

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