Wakefield denies WP Rugby have sold Newlands

2018-08-04 07:30
Thelo Wakefield (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) on Friday evening moved to dispel rumours circulating on social media that Newlands rugby stadium had been sold.

READ: Newlands used as security for WPRU's debt? 

WP Rugby President, Thelo Wakefield, made it clear that any suggestion that Newlands has been sold is false.

"WPRFU has not sold Newlands for the rumoured amount, or for that matter any of the union’s properties.

"The previously stated position with respect to properties owned by the union remains unchanged," he said.

Wakefield confirmed in June that in future, the union would be using Cape Town Stadium to host matches. 

Wakefield told Netwerk24 that fans will get an overall better experience at the Cape Town Stadium on match-days.

“(That) is now very important. At the Cape Town Stadium you have the Waterfront and Sea Point. There’s also ample parking in an around the stadium.”

He added that the decision to move would be a business one.

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