Tshwane ready for Bafana, Uruguay clash

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Pretoria- The City of Tshwane's free park and ride facilities are ready for this evening's Bafana Bafana match, said the city on Wednesday.

Bafana Bafana takes on Uruguay at 20h30 at the Loftus Versfeld stadium.

"The City's park-and-ride plans haven't changed with the free park-and-ride, park-and-walk system still applying," said City spokesman Console Tleane.

The three park and ride facilities that will be made available to the public is the LC de Villiers Sports Grounds at the University of Pretoria, Unisa and Rugby Sports Union Grounds on the corner of Totius and Welheminah streets.

Fans coming from Johannesburg, Midrand, Ekurhuleni, North West as well as those coming from west of the City (Atteridgeville, Mabopane, Soshanguve, and Rustenburg) are encouraged to make use of the Unisa park and ride facility.

Those from the eastern suburbs of the city are encouraged to use the Rugby Union Sports Grounds. People coming from the north (Hammanskraal and Limpopo) and east (including Mpumalanga) are encouraged to use the LC De Villiers Sports Grounds.

The City of Tshwane will be providing buses to shuttle people to the stadium. All park-and-rides as well as the bus shuttle will be free of charge to match ticket holders.

A park-and-walk facility will be based at the Pretoria Technical High School sport fields on Wessel Street. People with disabilities will be able to utilise Pretoria High School for Girls next to Loftus on Park Street.

The park-and-rides will be manned by the Tshwane Metro Police and Fire Brigade Services while the Metro Police will also guide the fans into the park-and-rides.

Metrorail will provide a park-and-ride by train facility which will operate from the Pretoria Station. Fans will be able to park their vehicles at Salvokop just behind the station and catch a train from Pretoria Station to the Loftus Versfeld precinct.

"In general the City is ready for this big match. We encourage people to start arriving early for the match," said Tleane adding that the park-and-rides will open at 4pm.