Cape Town - The Cape
Town Cycle Tour Trust (CTCTT) has announced an exciting change for the annual
Cape Town Cycle Tour Expo which will see it move from its regular home at the
Good Hope Centre to the Cape Town Stadium in 2016.
year the City of Cape Town confirmed that the Good Hope Centre will become a
dedicated film studio from July 2016, impacting on the venue usage by local and
international expos, shows and local community cultural events.
Town Cycle Tour Expo welcomes roughly 70 000 yearly visitors through its
doors over the three day period and promotes cycling, fitness and a healthy
lifestyle. The 2016 event will take place from Thursday, March 3 to
Saturday, March 5.
of the CTCTT, David Bellairs, says: “As the Good Hope Centre was not available
to host our annual Cycle Tour Expo next year, we carefully considered other
venue options to host an expo of this size and stature. The Cape Town
Stadium in the Green Point precinct is the hub of the Cape Town Cycle Tour on
Race Day including the finish area and hospitality village. We feel it
provides the ideal location in terms of size, facilities, accessibility and
safety. We are also confident the move will present a new set of
possibilities and opportunities for visitors and exhibitors and look forward to
this exciting new chapter for the Expo and Lifecycle Week.”
Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Economic Development,
Councillor Garreth Bloor, has welcomed the event’s move to the Cape Town
Stadium, citing it as a step in the right direction for the Mother City
landmark to be used to its full potential.
“We are pleased that our
iconic Cape Town Stadium will be used as the new venue for the Cape Town Cycle
Tour Expo, and are certain that all attendees will have a pleasant experience.
The economic benefit of large events that attract domestic and international
participants to the city has been incredible. A world-class venue coupled
with this popular event can only augur well to attract more participants in the
coming years and grow the event,” says Bloor.
The move to
the Cape Town Stadium will provide visitors and exhibitors with extra space,
safe parking, a central and easily accessible location, and world-class
facilities. A greater selection of products and services is also possible
as the venue can accommodate up to 400 stands. Information regarding
general entry fees, parking and other finer details will be announced in early
information and regular updates on the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour Expo, visit www.capetowncycletour.com.