Premier to Launch 'Football Friday' at Philippi Stadium | Western Cape Government


Premier to Launch 'Football Friday' at Philippi Stadium

27 October 2009
Premier Helen Zille will launch 'Football Friday' in the Western Cape at the Philippi Stadium on Friday afternoon 30 October 2009 at 15:00.

While South Africans are encouraged to don the jerseys of their favourite football teams all over the country, the Premier will mark the 30th Friday before the kick-off of the 2010 FIFA World Cup by sporting the sweater of her favourite team.

The Philippi Stadium will also host a friendly match between the construction workers who are upgrading the stadium to become a world-class football facility and a team from the neighbouring SAPS Training Academy.

Together with the Athlone Stadium, the Philippi Stadium will be a venue Specific training Site (VSTS) during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

As part of the legacy of the 2010 FWC, by spending R54m on upgrading the stadium, the Provincial Government of the Western Cape is ensuring that a world-class facility is available to the people of this Province.

Philippi Stadium is situated in one of the more disadvantaged parts of Cape Town, but boasts the highest number of registered amateur players in the country. The stadium is well-located near the Philippi Railway Station and long distance bus terminus. It is easily accessible by public transport and geographically central in Cape Town.

The Stadium now accommodates 3000 spectators. Changing rooms with ablution facilities have been upgraded. A media facility and Operational area for security services are being added. These are necessary upgrades for the FIFA tournament, as well as useful legacy for post-World Cup use. Construction will be completed by mid-December 2009 and the pitch ready for use in May 2010.

A Request for Proposals for prospective tenants has been issued and applications for this opportunity close on 16 November 2009. Please view: Request for Proposal

Details of the offer can be obtained from:

Mr Kobus Brand
Address: Room 4-46, 4th Floor, 9 Dorp Street, Cape Town 8001
Tel: 021 483 8543/5218
Fax: 021 483 5353

For further details on the Football Friday Event, please contact:

Ms Riefqah Jappie
Tel: 021 483 3861
Cell: 072 377 1510

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