My 4 year old coloured this for the semi final and was waving it evertime she saw the blue bull mascot.
The blue bulls invaded Orlando on Saturday. The streets of Orlando were flowing with blue blood. You could only here echos of “ek bly ‘n bul” in the streets. The atmosphere was electric. It is amazing how sport can be such a unifying force. As we got of the bus, a gogo said “Orlando welcomes you”. It was so heartwarming. It was an eye opener to see how people in Orlando live below the bread line but are yet so content.
My tip if you going for the final super14 -- Try and be there at least 1 hour before the match. Use alternative routes if you parking at nasrec. There are different ways to get there. Via Southgate, Via Smith Street, Via Gold Reef city, Via that Nasrec offramp from Pretoria that all the blou bul supporters were taking on Saturday. I missed the first 20 minutes here is the first try for those that missed it
Blue Bulls vs Stormers final information
Will be interesting Blue bulls vs Habana’s stormers
Venue: Orlando Stadium (The new house of pain- the Soweto Bull ring)
Mooki Street, off Klipspruit Valley Road, Orlando East, Soweto.
Wheelchair spaces are located in blocks Lower 2, 3, 4, 5, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 -- Row Z.
There are train stations at Mlamlankunzi and Orlando East, with a taxi rank at the Orlando East train station. There are well-lit footways from both stations, with surveillance cameras installed to improve safety
Google maps: Orlando Stadium
Directions from Pretoria to Orlando
Super14 final tickets
season ticket holders will have first option to purchase tickets. These tickets will be available from Supersport Park in Centurion. Season ticket holders will be able to purchase their tickets on Tuesday, May 25 from 09:00. Please remember to bring your original season ticket as reference.
The public can buy tickets through Computicket on May 25 at 09:00. Please note that buyers will be restricted to two tickets per transaction.
The capacity of the Orlando Stadium is 36, 500. 13, 500 less than Loftus Versfeld. This has a significant impact on out ticket distribution.
Public (Computicket): 3, 200 -- Limited to two per person. Suites: 10, 000 Season Tickets: 14, 000
Vodacom Stormers: 1, 000 Shareholders (BBRU and SAIL): 3, 000
Other: (Dignitaries, Professional players, Coaching teams, Management, Staff, SA Rugby, SANZAR, Sponsors, Business Partners, Suppliers and Complimentary tickets): 5, 300
Orlando Stadium layout
This i got from the computicket website hope it helps
Park and Ride
Info from semi final but I am sure applies for final
Transport and Logistical Information for Orlando Stadium
Google maps: Nasrec
Directions to Nasrec (nb. try different routes, like taking M1 via Xavier, M1 Roodepoort, N1 south gate )
Transport Information and Logistics
Please note that it will be a traffic free zone around the stadium. All private busses (privately organized) will need a special Orlando Bus pass that will be available from Computicket on Thursday. The routes and plans will be available on www.vodacombulls.co.za and www.stadiummanagement.co.za
Park and Ride SuperSport Park:
There will be a park and ride facility available at SuperSport Park in Centurion. Cost: R 100 per person and tickets are available from Computicket. Only 4,000 tickets are available.
Busses will depart from SuperSport Park between: 11h00 and 13h00.
Busses will depart from Orlando Stadium between: 19h00 and 21h00.
Please note that due to the rules and regulations no liquor or braais will be allowed in the Supersport Park parking area.
Park and Ride at Nasrec:
There will be 8,000 secure parking bays available at Nasrec. Cost: R 30 per vehicle for parking. R 25 traveling cost per person for the bus transfer to and from Orlando Stadium. Tickets available from Computicket. Please note that due to the rules and regulations of the City of Johannesburg no liquor or braais will be allowed in the Nasrec parking area.
SUPER 14 FINAL TRANSPORT OPTIONS
The Bulls have added a train service to their transport arrangements for Saturday’s Vodacom Super 14 final in Soweto to try and alleviate the traffic chaos that saw some fans miss the start of the semifinal at the same venue.
The initial plan was to use trains for this past weekend’s game as well but the metrorail strike put paid to that, forcing many fans to try negotiate roadworks on the way to the stadium.
With 76 000 fans heading for Soccer City a few kilometres away, many arrived late after kickoff.
The Bulls will make use of the same transport system, but hopefully the train addition will help all fans arrive on time for the 5pm kickoff.
“Currently there will be no other events taking place at Soccer City and this will reduce traffic in this area,” the Bulls said in relation to this weekend’s transport plan.
The transport arrangements are as follows:
Trains will be available from 12:05 departing from Pretoria station and will stop at: Centurion, Kempton Park and Johannesburg before its final stop at the stadium.
It will be a 10 minute walk to the Orlando Stadium. Trains will start departing as they full up after the game with the cost being R50 per ticket.
Tickets will be available from Computicket on Wednesday, May 26 with the cut off on Thursday, May 27 at 16:00. Please note that no personal belongings can be left on the trains.
There is limited parking available at the stations and supporters are encouraged to get dropped off at the stations. Travel duration from Pretoria to the stadium: 90 min. Times that the trains will be stopping at the various stations will be made available on www.vodacombulls.co.za
2. Private Coaches
Please note that it will be a traffic free zone around the stadium.
All private coaches (privately organised) will need a special Orlando Coach Permit. These permits will be available from Computicket on Wednesday, 26 May 2010 at
R 150 per coach. The permit also serves as parking during the match at Nasrec, where after the coaches will be redirected to Orlando Stadium for pick up of spectators.
These coaches must enter the precinct from Maraisburg off-ramp from the N1, following Commando Road into Orlando East. The routes and plans will be available on www.vodacombulls.co.za and www.stadiummanagement.co.za
3. Park and Ride SuperSport Park
There will be a park and ride facility available at SuperSport Park in Centurion.
Cost: R100 per person and tickets and will be available at Computicket on Wednesday, May 26 available from Computicket.
Please note that this ticket includes parking at SuperSport Park.
Buses will depart from SuperSport Park between: 11h00 and 13h00. Buses will depart from Orlando Stadium between: 19h00 and 21h00.
Please note that due to the rules and regulations no liquor or braais will be allowed in the Supersport Park parking area.
4. Park and Ride at Nasrec
There will be 8 000 secure parking bays available at Nasrec. Cost: R30 per vehicle for parking. R25 travelling cost per person for the bus transfer to and from Orlando Stadium.
Tickets will be available from Computicket on Wednesday, May 26. Please note that due to the rules and regulations of the City of Johannesburg no liquor or braais will be allowed in the Nasrec parking area. Arriving at Orlando Stadium
All tickets purchased from Computicket or SuperSport Park must be picked up before 16h00 on Friday, May 28. No tickets will be available for collection on match day and no tickets will be available at the stadium. Nobody will be allowed near the stadium without a valid ticket.
Supporters are encouraged to arrive early at the stadium and wear blue to support the Vodacom Bulls. There will be a beer garden available with entertainment as well as other refreshments.
Arriving at Orlando Stadium
All tickets purchased from Computicket or SuperSport Park must be picked up before 16h00 on Friday May 21st. No tickets will be available for collection on match day and no tickets will be available at the stadium. Nobody will be allowed near the stadium without a valid ticket.
Braaivleis and Boerewors in Orlando, Soweto
Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis came within touching distance of centuries as South Africa posted 300 for five in the second one-day international against West Indies at North Sound.
The tourists, who won the first ODI at the same venue two days ago, got useful contributions from each of the top five but it was Amla (92) and Kallis (85) who provided the bulk of the runs.
Amla was the chief aggressor early on, plundering successive fours off Ravi Rampaul in typically wristy fashion.
Hashim Amla is in top form in India.I think the recently married Amla is accompanied in the subcontinent with his wife. behind every great Madala there is a Nanima.
This is what cricinfo had to say about the last man standing..
After 1402 minutes and faced 1032 deliveries, Hashim Amla finished with 490 runs [...]
If you thought South Africa’s sporting week started great with the team formerly known as the springboks winning against Scotland 14-10, today it got better. It was one of the greatest day’s in sport that South Africa has seen in a very very long time. Breaking News
THE MAMOO -- HASHIM AMLA in 2008
Our Mamoo Hashim Amla has done it again. He has scored his 6th test century against Bangladesh. He and captain Graeme Smith are still batting, not right now but tomorrow morning.
I thought I would only see Hashim playing test matches. I don’t really enjoy test matches, to me it feels like watching paint dry. I only watch test matches when THE MAMOO is batting.
I was glad to see he is proving himself in ODI’s as well. He was awarded the MTN man of the series at East London’s Buffalo Park.
Mamoo means the man, the master of his game, the guru, the hero, the knight in shining cricket armor, the BOSS, the nkalakhata
THE BAFANA 2008
Halala Bafana Halala. Halala Teko Modise Halala. Bafana’s 4th win in a row. Eish. Looks like we getting our act together.
Teko Modise played brilliantly. If he scored that hat trick penalty, he would have made South African history. It has never been done before. Bafana Bafana beat Cameroon 3 -- 2 in the Nelson Mandela Challenge in Rustenburg’s Olympia Park.Benny Mcarthy was in the area and dedicated the game to his late father.Cameroon’s star striker Samuel Eto’o was missing in action and sorely missed.
2009 FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP
The Kopanya Ball was launched at the start of the match. Bafana Bafana was privileged to be the first team to test it in match conditions. It’s smart. Has ndeble paintings on it and is as colourful as the rainbow nation.
The word Kopanya is sotho and means joining together.
Final Draw for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup which takes place on Saturday.
While the greenpoint stadium is still sukkeling and giving organisers sleeplessness nights, good news, Orlando Stadium is ready for action. Ons speel nie hier in Jozi, ons werk hard, baie hard. Plus, the new Orlando Stadium is only a training venue for the Fifa 2009Â cup nogal.
On Saturday the new orlando stadium opening ceremony will be held. last weekends Absa winners Orlando Pirates who beat Kaizer chiefs 2-0 will inaugurate the stadium against Thanda Royal Zulu.
The event will be marked by a day-long programme, and then the historic return of Orlando Pirates to their long-time home venue, where they have not played in four years, for their Premier Soccer League meeting with Thanda Royal Zulu tonight.
As the official re-opening ceremony is completed at Orlando Stadium, VIPs, politicians, dignitaries and high-powered Fifa and LOC officials will scramble for their SUVs and luxury saloons, and those fortunate enough to have their own blue light escorts should just make the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup draw at the Sandton Convention Centre a half-hour later.
Coverage of the 5 pm draw begins from 3.35 pm on SABC1.
The Confed draw follows the super-slick World Cup qualifying draw that was held at the Durban ICC in November last year as major events that display to a global audience that South Africa is on track to hosting a spectacular event in 2010.
The Confed Cup, from July 14 to 28 2009, will also serve that purpose and also as a test run for the World Cup for the host nation.
World Cup champions Italy; continental champions Spain, Brazil, Egypt, America, New Zealand, Iraq and hosts South Africa compete in the event.
It is likely that Orlando Stadium will be used as a training venue during the Confed Cup, which will be played only in four stadiums â€” Ellis Park, Loftus, the Free State Stadium and Royal Bafokeng in Rustenburg; and then again in the World Cup.