WP suspends stadium talks

2014-02-03 12:09
Cape Town stadium (File)
Cape Town - The Western Province Rugby Union (WPRFU) has suspended official contact with the City of Cape Town over a possible move to the Cape Town Stadium, Monday's Cape Times reports.

WPRFU president Thelo Wakefield suspended talks with the city and an upcoming three-day workshop with city officials.

Wakefield is upset because Mayoral Committee member Grant Pascoe last week said talks 'were taking place behind closed doors' to secure WP as the anchor tenant for the stadium.

Wakefield said that if they move to Cape Town Stadium then all details regarding the matter must be made public and that the process must be "fair, open and transparent".

He said he regularly communicates with all 91 clubs in the province and is worried that he'll lose their trust.

Wakefield instructed WPRFU CEO Rob Wagner to inform all 91 clubs that no talks were taking place behind closed doors.

Wakefield said his credibility is at stake and that they "are accountable to all the clubs who are the owners of Newlands and the ultimate decision to possibly relocate to Cape Town Stadium is their decision".

Pascoe responded by saying it was no secret that technical teams from the city and the rugby union were in talks.

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