Everything you need for DHL Stormers v Emirates Lions at DHL Stadium

PUBLISHED: December 3, 2021

It has been over 18 months since the DHL Stormers played in front of their home fans and it is crucial that we all work together to follow the regulations put in place to give ourselves the best chance of having the number of spectators allowed by government increased.

All those attending any sporting fixtures in South Africa must be fully vaccinated and wearing a medical mask at all times. This means that no spectator will be allowed to enter DHL Stadium without a medical mask, vaccination certificate, ID and a match ticket. Please note that children are required to be vaccinated to attend as well.

For this reason, it will take longer than usual to enter the stadium, so we are encouraging you to arrive at DHL Stadium at least two hours before kick-off. The match starts at 17h00, so get down there from 15h00 when gates open, to make sure you do not miss any of the action.

Paid parking is available to the public in the P3 parking area outside the stadium. The parking area is on the Eastern side of the stadium, with the entrance on Fritz Sonnenberg Rd opposite the McDonalds. Parking costs R100 per car and is only available online via Ticketpros. There will be no parking sold on the day at the entrance, so ensure you get yours ahead of time.

Once you arrive at DHL Stadium you will enter via the chutes that will be set up at the Southern end of the stadium, opposite the McDonalds and adjacent to the athletics track. Here you will be required to sanitise your hands before entering the chutes and have your documentation ready for checking. All spectators including minors, must present a valid match ticket, a vaccination certificate (printed or digital version) which shows them to be fully vaccinated and ID (either an ID card/book or a drivers licence).

Temperatures will be checked and any person whose temperature registers above 37.5 degrees Celsius, or who exhibits any COVID-19 symptoms, will be taken to a holding area for 15 minutes after which they will have their temperature taken again and allowed entry only if it registers below 37.5 degrees. Once your documentation has been checked, any bags will be scanned, you will be required to self-scan your ticket at the turnstile and spectators will be required to sanitise their hands before proceeding up the stairs to the east stand of the stadium bowl.

There will be no pass-outs allowed, so if you choose to leave the stadium after entering, you will not be allowed back in. Please also note that DHL Stadium is a non-smoking stadium, so no smoking of any kind including e-cigarettes will be allowed inside the stadium. All spectators must please sit in the seat designated to them on their match ticket, to ensure and maintain correct social distancing as per government COVID-19 protocols.

There will be food, drink (no alcohol will be sold according to government COVID-19 protocols), but there will be no ATM facilities, so please ensure that you bring cash with you in order to make any purchases.

Below is a list of items that are prohibited for events at DHL Stadium.

  • Umbrellas
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 and ticket holders

We cannot wait to welcome you to DHL Stadium to enjoy the Vodacom United Rugby Championship match between the DHL Stormers and Emirates Lions. Thank you for your co-operation with the various regulations. By working together we can ensure that the number of spectators allowed at matches is increased. Enjoy the game!

Please remember to wear a medical mask and have your vaccination certificate, ID and a match ticket on hand when you arrive at DHL Stadium.