The biggest game in South African football means that many operational requirements need to be fulfilled in order for the supporters to be treated to a safe and enjoyable celebration of football, when the two giants of the local game collide at the FNB Stadium.

Both sides are well-positioned at the top of the table, and when the referee blows his whistle at 15H30, the fans can expect a high-octane occasion on the field, after being treated to some great entertainment and activity off it.

With that in mind, there is some essential information focusing on the event logistics which should be adhered to in order to make the experience a memorable one.

GENERAL SPECTATOR KEY MESSAGING INFORMATION:

Arrive EARLY and avoid traffic congestion

Come with your TICKET in hand

Tickets will NOT be sold at the stadium

Anyone caught selling tickets at the stadium will be ARRESTED

Parking is FREE – do not use and pay illegal car guards

The FAN ZONE will be open from 10H00

Stadium Gates will OPEN at 11H30

ENTERTAINMENT:

Dladla Mshunqisi,

Busiswa,

DJ Shimza

All performances will be before kick-off.

Orlando Pirates partners Vodacom, Caltex, LG, USN, Roman's Pizza & Greyhound will ensure that all the football lovers that bought a ticket for the Soweto Derby will be able to claim great prizes and be well entertained upon arrival at the FNB Stadium's Fan Zone.

The fan zone activities will commence at 10H00 end shut down at 13H30

Vodacom

The Orlando Pirates main partner is pulling out all the stops to keep you entertained ahead of the match. At the Vodacom activation (at Gate), patrons will be able to meet Orlando Pirates legend Tso Vilakazi, as well as interact with the best free style ball jugglers in Mzansi.

They will also have an opportunity to win Pirates memorabilia, Vodacom airtime and data bundles, participate in photo opportunities, and enjoy a live performance by the King of Gqom, Dladla Mshunqisi.

Caltex

A DJ and the Caltex dancers will create a party atmosphere at the Caltex Star Zone where visitors can win fuel vouchers, airtime and caps, and tickets for the next Orlando Pirates home matches if they participate in the various skills & predictions competitions.

LG

Take a selfie in front of the Pirates backdrops at the LG stand and stand a chance to win awesome prizes including Pirates drawstring bags as well as one of 3 brand new LG PK3 portable speakers.

USN

Taste and experience the latest products from the nutrition giant USN, including protein bars and energy drinks, while you test your shooting skills at the USN targets and win great products including Orlando Pirates stickers.

Roman's Pizza

Enter your name into the database of the Club's newest partner and win prizes on the spot, including pizza vouchers, and various branded items. Don't forget to keep your matchday ticket stub so you can redeem your R15-00 discount on any purchase over R50-00 at any Roman’s Pizza Outlet within 7 days of this, and every other Orlando Pirates home game.

Greyhound

Take a photo with the flagship Greyhound bus in the background and win hampers, travel vouchers and autographed bags signed by the Orlando Pirates team.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT PLAN

PRASA Trains

Due to Technical difficulties PRASA Trains will NOT be operating for the Soweto Derby. The use of the arranged public transportation for the event is highly recommended, as it will ease congestion around the Stadium and ensure that you will arrive in time for the match.

Rea Vaya

Rea Vaya will be operating a service to transport fans from its stations along the Rea Vaya phase 1A and phase 1B route to the FNB Stadium. Fans will be dropped off and picked up at the Soccer City Rea Vaya Station before and after the match. Ticket prices are R30 for a single trip and R40 for a return ticket.

Departures

STARTING POINT

FIRST BUS

LAST BUS

FREQUENCY

DESTINATION

Ellis Park

12H00

15H30

5 minutes

FNB Stadium

Library Gardens

12H00

15H30

15 minutes

FNB Stadium

Thokoza Park

11H00

15H30

5 minutes

FNB Stadium

C1 Dobsonville

12H00

15H30

10 minutes

FNB Stadium

Returns

STARTING POINT

FIRST BUS

LAST BUS

FREQUENCY

DESTINATION

FNB Stadium

17H00

19H00

3 minutes

Ellis Park

FNB Stadium

17H00

19H00

3 minutes

Library Gardens

FNB Stadium

17H00

19H00

3 minutes

Thokoza Park

FNB Stadium

17H00

19H00

3 minutes

C1 Dobsonville

Top 6 Taxi

Fare will differ depending on distance travelled therefore estimated costs are as follows:

To FNB Stadium – R14

Return – R15

Pick-up and drop off point will be the FNB Stadium transport hub

COLLECTION POINTS

Noord Street:

MTN Taxi and the Bridge Taxi Rank

Johannesburg CBD:

Bree Street Taxi Rank

Commissioner and Von Weilligh Street Taxi Rank

Von Brandis Marshall street Taxi Rank

Soweto:

Baragwanath

Maponya Mall Shopping Centre

Moroka Police Station

Meadowlands Police Station

Phefeni Taxi Rank

Cross Road Taxi Rank

Dube Station Taxi Rank

Dobsonville Police Station

Eldorado Park:

Kliptown Post Office Taxi Rank

ROAD CLOSURES:

The Soweto Highway will be the only CLOSED route. All other routes will be open for general public use.

TRAFFIC CONTROL POINTS:

There will be VIP accreditation checkpoints at the following intersections:

N1 South & N17 Off-ramp

N1 South & Soweto Highway On-Ramp

RandShow Road & N1 North Off-ramp

RandShow Road & N1 South Off-ramp

RandShow Road & Soweto Highway

Nasrec Road & Dunlin/Colorado Drive

Nasrec Road & Jukskei Drive

Nasrec Road & Adcock Ingram Road

Nasrec Road & Alouette

Soweto Highway & Mentz Street

Soweto Highway & Golden Highway

Pat Mbatha & True Street (Bus and Taxiway)

Booysens Reserve Road & Crownwood Road

Crownwood Road & Amethyst Road





#oncealways