Access to buildings during the Cape Town World Cup games
With the 2010 FIFA World Cup almost upon us, here is all the information you need to know about road closures and access to your building on match days.
Access to buildings on World Cup match days
The headline message from the City is that all premises in areas affected by road closures will have access to their buildings via alternative routes and opening the left lane of affected roads for people working in those buildings.
More specifically, here are the details for Rennie Property-managed buildings impacted by the road closures, according to the Cape Town Partnership:
While there is no through traffic in to Adderley Street from four hours before until four hours after the games, traffic in and out of Riebeek Street will be allowed and anyone indicating they are heading for the ABSA Centre will be let through.
Southern Life Centre
While there is no through traffic in to Adderley Street from four hours before until four hours after the games, traffic in and out of Riebeek Street will be allowed and anyone indicating they are heading for the Southern Life Centre will be let through.
Thibault Square and Thibault Square parking
Thibault Square Parking will be accessible via the Long Street entrance only, and not via Hans Strijdom Street when this is closed four hours before and after any game.
At one stage, Thibault Square had been earmarked for a fan-gathering zone before matches (please see the PDF below showing the CBD access info) if this was requested by overseas fan bases. To date, no requests have been received so at the moment it is expected to be business as usual on the square.
The NBS Waldorf will be unaffected by any road closures.
Prestwich Street remains open throughout the World Cup. Somerset Road is closed on the eight Cape Town match days for four hours on either side of the games. Access to Prestwich Street on these days is via Mechau Street (entering) and exiting via Prestwich Street or Chiappini Street. (Please see the PDF below showing the fan walk details)
Please note, contrary to some older information you might have seen, the road closures come into effect FOUR hours before kick-off until FOUR hours after the game.
In addition, Golden Arrow bus services are running as normal, just stopping at the Golden Acre if their usual route has been affected by the road closures.
This only applies on match days:
8.30 pm, 11 June: Uruguay v France?
8.30 pm, 14 June: Italy v Paraguay?
8.30 pm, 18 June: England v Algeria?
1.30 pm, 21 June: Portugal v Korea DPR?
8.30 pm 24 June: Cameroon v Netherlands?
8.30 pm, 29 June: Round of 16: Winners of Group H v Runners-up of Group G?
4.00 pm, 3 July: Quarter-final: Winners of Match 52 v Winners of Match 51?
8.30 pm, 6 July: Semi-final: Winners of Match 58 v Winners of Match 57
We trust you will enjoy the Cape Town-leg of the World Cup and not be too inconvenienced by these road closures. If you have any more questions, please contact your Rennie Property manager or email firstname.lastname@example.org