Cheetahs switch match venue

2012-03-29 14:29

Johannesburg - The Super Rugby match between the Cheetahs and the Lions, scheduled to be played in Welkom on April 7, has been moved to Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein.

Cheetahs managing director Harold Verster said on Thursday there were concerns regarding the ability of the North West Stadium to host a capacity crowd.

"We have been working with the local stakeholders for a number of weeks on the relevant safety issues," Verster said.

"Today(Thursday) we decided, after much deliberation, not to host the match at Welkom's North West Stadium.

"We decided the wisest course was to leave nothing to chance and move the match to Bloemfontein."

Verster said supporters who had already bought tickets for the game would be able to obtain a full refund.


  • Bulldozer - 2012-03-29 15:10

    Now what about people like me, who's got box tickets for Welkom?

      jan.labuschagne1 - 2012-03-29 15:17

      That is not good at all - plans made and confirm !!!

      Jenny - 2012-03-30 09:36

      You must cry like a baby on the internet forums like you always do.

  • Johan - 2012-03-29 15:30

    Harold Verster is n P@#%@$

  • Bennie - 2012-03-29 16:22

    Veiligheid nie in plek nie....stadion moet antwoord.

  • Willie - 2012-03-29 19:00

    The reasons for presenting the game in Bloemfontein is obvious and the rugby administrators also knew beforehand what they now claim to "...have been working with local stakeholders for a number of weeks..." Administrators get your act and house in order, don't act incompetent!

  • Francois - 2012-03-30 07:03

    Volgende jaar skuif biae van hulle na die Nelson Mandela Baai Stadion

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