Capacity crowd expected for test match

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A capacity crowd is expected at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday when the Springboks take on Scotland.

EP Rugby CEO, Charl Crous, said there were roughly 3,500 tickets left and tickets are still selling fast.

“We have seen an upsurge in ticket sales this week and we are encouraging those who have not yet got tickets to please get them as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”

Crous said it would be great to be able to put up “sold out” signs ahead of the test match and called on Nelson Mandela Bay residents to come out and support the Springboks.

He also advised people to come early to ensure that everyone would be able to get into the stadium before kickoff at 5pm. “We want to ensure that every person who visits the stadium has the best possible experience.”

“When it comes to international games there is always a huge demand for parking. We urge the general public to arrive at the stadium as early as possible, with gates opening from 2pm to accommodate everyone.”

Public parking will be available at schools in the North End area for a small fee. These include Sydenham Primary and Hoërskool Cillié.

“We are working closely with the relevant authorities to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible but would really like to encourage everyone to come early as traffic will be congested due to road closures and limited routes,” he said.

Crous said road closures around the Stadium precinct would be in effect from 7am on Saturday until match day completion. He added that Milner Avenue would become one way traffic from Sydenham Road to Smart Street.

Roads closed include Stebonheath Road/Somers Road, Lakeview Road /Smart Street. Leyland Street / Rhodes Street,  Leyland Street/ Innes Street, Leyland Street / Shephard Street, Leyland Street /Bagshaw Street and Prince Alfred Road / Quick Street.

Crous also advised that there would be additional parking in the streets outside of the road closure zone.

Fans need not despair and worry about being stuck at the stadium with little to do because food stalls, beer tents, and vending facilities will be located all around the stadium and adjacent fields and parks.​



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