Fan Fests, Public Viewing Areas and Township TVs … if you haven’t got tickets to the games

Two FIFA Fan Fests™ will be held in Johannesburg.  There is free entrance;  all matches are broadcast live . There are high quality giant screens. The FIFA Fan Fest™ is an all day event .Prior to and after matches, the stage/screen is used for entertainment programmes.  Food, beverage and Official Licensed Products are all available on-site and gates open at 10am on match days only
Soweto FIFA Fan Fest™
Located in Rockville, the venue is the series of fields which make up Elkah Stadium and the Soweto Cricket Club. The Soweto FIFA Fan Fest™ will have a large beer tent, an Official Store, and various Food & Beverage options. Entertainment highlights include local and national music and dance acts.  Located in Gumede Street, Moroka , 8km from Soccer City Elkah Stadium has a capacity of 40,000. The fan park will open from 11th June and the hours are from 10:00 to late                                                                                          

Sandton FIFA Fan Fest™
Innes Park  is located at Harris Road Sandton and has a capacity 20,000   
PUBLIC VIEWING AREA  Mary Fitzgerald Square Newtown – Corner Jeppe and Henry Nxumalo Streets, Johannesburg.  Capacity: 22 000. There will be entertainment such as live performances by South African artists, DJs, multi-cultural dances, poetry, food festival and comedians during match days. Spectators are encouraged to use public transport as there will be no parking provided for the general public. Expect road closures around the area. Please note: the City will not provide shuttle services to this area.
TOWNSHIP TV
The City of Joburg in partnership with City Parks and MTN has set up nine township TV sites. The 4x3m big screens have been installed in strategic locations in Johannesburg townships in a safe, secure environment with 24 hour security.
Diepsloot Park: Capacity – 4 000 Sarafina Park Ext 2, Midrand
Kremtart Park: Capacity – 6 000 Eldorado Park X3. Stand RE 3032, Kremetart Street.                                                                                Diepkloof Park: Capacity – 1 000 Immink Street, Diepkloof, Soweto Ivory Park: Capacity – 6,000 Haile Selassie Street, Ivory Park
Rose Park: Capacity – 6 000 Zone 3 Rose Avenue, Lenasia
Joubert Park: Capacity – 4 000 Corner Klein and King George streets, Johannesburg
Thokoza Park: Capacity – 6 000 Region D, Zone 3, 1682 Ntuli Street, Moroka, Soweto (Off Old Potch Road), Soweto.
Orlando Dube Park: Capacity – 5 000 Cnr Kliprivier and Armitage Road Orlando West, Soweto.
Orange Farm Regional Park: Capacity – 6 000 The park is just off Regional Street in Orange Farm Extension 1 Regional Street, Orange Farm Ext.2, Orange Farm.
RULES AND REGULATIONS 
Entrance to the public viewing sites is free of charge.
Spectators are allowed to eat and drink inside the venues. 
No alcohol allowed, people will be searched at the entrance 
No selling inside any venues to keep in line with FIFA’s free public viewing license.
TOWNSHIP TV MATCH SCREENING TIMES
First Round Matches:  11 June 2010 – 25 June 2010 from 2h00pm – 11h00 pm
Second Round and Quarter Finals Matches: 26 June 2010 – 03 July 2010 from 2h00pm – 11h30 pm
Semi Finals and Final Matches: 06 July 2010 – 11 July 2010 from 5h00 pm – 11h30pm
Read more: http://www.joburg.org.za/content/view/5150/168/#ixzz0ppCxgRsp

For MTN Fan Zone, Montecasino and the International Football Village at the Birchwood Hotel  see blog post http://lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/the-next-best-thing-if-you-havent-got-tickets-to-a-match

Also there is a FIFA-endorsed fan park at Stithians College. ‘Indawo’ will showcase not only the games live, but also a whole host of local musicians such as Jozi and Lira.  Tickets to view the games at St Stithians range from R495 – R2995 depending on the level of hospitality that you select. The basic ’supporters’ package for R495, includes access to the Entertainment village; view two matches and a concert per day; wine and malt plus food stalls and parking.

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9 Comments

  1. Jeroen
    Posted June 4, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    >Spectators are encouraged to use public transport as there will be no parking provided for the general public. Expect road closures around the area. Please note: the City will not provide shuttle services to this area.

    … so any idea how the 22000 people are supposed to get there? Is there organised parking nearby? Will regular buses run till after the evening matches finish so we can get home?

  2. Posted June 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Good questions. Does anybody have the answers? I’ve been really battling to get some clarity on transport arrangements and as you say after the games is even more important – how will everybody meet up with their transport?

  3. Justice
    Posted June 7, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    If there is no form of provision made to attend to the fans’ access to/from these parks before and after the games, then this could cause safety risks… kind of scary if you think about it.

  4. BFG.CAFU.
    Posted June 7, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    Wil alcohol b allowed or sold?

  5. Posted June 7, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    No , no alcohol. :)

  6. Posted June 7, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    It’s something that has worried me but have spoken to a number if international people who have said that there will be large groups people coming out of the fan parks, the park and rides, and of course it goes without saying, the stadia. Given security issues around pickpocketing etc, this is a concern but because of the large number of people on the periphery of all gatherings, personal safety should not be such a concern. I strongly suggest all international guests have local cell phones so they can arrange meeting points and of course keep these secure to avoid any pickpocketing.

  7. Tshitshi
    Posted June 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    thanks guys for the info & updates

  8. Posted June 11, 2010 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    Are you allowed to bring camping chairs into the fan parks?

  9. Posted June 11, 2010 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    I’m sure you could but come the screening of the game there will be people standing right in front of you ? No?

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