FIFA 2010 World Cup Stadium: Pretoria/Tshwane Loftus Versveld

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PARK AND RIDE IN LOFTUS IS FREE, NO BOOKING

. Please note I didn’t have to put this info up. I did it to help others like me who are going to the matches and can’t find info. It was very difficult to find this info as info is all over the place. I can’t answer all the questions you have to ask Tshwane host city yourself if you can’t find it here. I don’t work for FIFA or Tshwane. We are a home industry support system.

Park and Ride is free, Booking is NOT required if you want to use the free Park and ride facility to the Loftus match on 19 June 2010. Call the Tshwane Hotline on 012 358 2580 and was told that we can just park at one of the locations free (Eastern Park & Ride etc) and get onto a shuttle/ bus. No booking/ payment necessary. I suggest anyone call the hotline 012 358 2580 for info regarding Pretoria related SWC queries – very helpful.

For all the Tshwane Pretoria LOFTUS host city info click here


IF YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS VISIT – TSHWANE/PRETORIA OFFICIAL HOST CITY SITE or call them – +27 12 358 2010


Loftus Stadium Layout Park and Ride , loftus loftusseats Loftus Versveld Park and Ride

Pretoria Sport Union – totius Sports Campus

University of Pretoria South/Park Street

Loftus Versveld Site

Transport to Loftus Versfeld on Match Days
Whether you are coming from outside Tshwane and straight to the stadium or from elsewhere in Tshwane, here is how you will get to Loftus Versfeld Stadium on match days.  Remember to leave in good time to be in the stadium at least an hour before kick-off.

Soccer Trains

Due to the large number of fans who need to get to the stadium, this is the preferred mode of transport. Special 2010 FIFA World Cup “soccer trains” will be provided to all Gauteng stadiums on match days.  The soccer trains will stop at selected stops along the way and in Tshwane will drop fans off at Rissik Station, a 5 minute walk form the stadium along a dedicated walkway.

Park and ride by train

A park and ride by train will operate from the Pretoria Station.  Fans can park their vehicles and catch a train to the Loftus Versfeld precinct.

For train schedules check closer to the time on http://www.metrorail.co.za or this Tshwane 2010 website

Shuttle from Pretoria Station

A special 2010 FIFA World Cup™ shuttle service will operate from the Tshwane Regional Transport Hub at the Pretoria Station in the CBD to Loftus Versfeld Stadium and will drop fans off an easy 500m walk form the stadium.

Dates: 10 June 2010 – 30 June 2010

Operating times: daily, 06h00 – 24h00

Cost: R12.50

Parking at Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Those choosing to drive to the stadium or coming by private coach or other road transport will use the park and ride or park and walk facilities.

At the park and rides, shuttles/buses will transport fans to the stadium and back.  At the park and walk fans will walk to the stadium and back along a secured route.

Dates:                  Match days at Loftus Versfeld Stadium only (12, 16, 19, 23, 25, 29 June 2010),

Times:                   All sites open 4hrs before kick off to 2hrs after game ends

Cost:                      Free parking (all) and shuttle (park and rides)

Eastern Park and Ride

Venue:          University of Pretoria Sport Campus (LC de Villiers)

Access:        (preferred) N1/Lynnwood Road/Meiring Naude Road (S25 44.996 E28 16.208) via the Innovation Hub

(alternative) South Street (S25 45.169 E28 14.763)

Southern  Park and Ride

Venue:          Pretoria Sport Union

Access:        Totius Street (S25 46.123 E28 13.118)

(Western) Park and Walk

Venue:           Pretoria Technical High School sport fields

Access:           Wessels Street (S25 45.076 E28 12.880)

Special needs / people with disabilities

The mobility impaired will have access to special parking at Loftus Versfeld Stadium (Pretoria High School for Girls, north of the stadium, access via Park Street). Provision is made for 20 vehicles. Application for this parking site must be done when purchasing match tickets – the applicant indicating his/her needs.

Hospitality and hotel shuttles

Most hotels and bed and breakfasts in the city have dedicated shuttles that can pick you up or drop you off if pre-arranged. Contact your accommodation service provider to confirm the availability of such a service.  Special drop-off and pick-up areas for hotel/B&B shuttles and for MATCH hospitality shuttles have been set up at Loftus Versfeld Stadium for match days.


source:http://www.tshwane.gov.za/fifaworldcup/index.html

Matches

Date – Time Stage Results
13 June – 16:00 Group D Serbia Serbia Ghana Ghana
16 June – 20:30 Group A South Africa South Africa Uruguay Uruguay
19 June – 20:30 Group E Cameroon Cameroon Denmark Denmark
23 June – 16:00 Group C USA USA Algeria Algeria
25 June – 20:30 Group H Chile Chile Spain Spain
29 June – 16:00 Round of 16 1F 2E

Loftus Pretoria road closure information

Revised access restriction plans for Lofuts Versfeld Stadium
The dates for the road closures around Loftus Versfeld Stadium have changed from the original plans communicated to stakeholders and in the media in March and April 2010.  The following information outlines how these changes will affect communities as well as the process to follow to obtain a Vehicle Access and Parking Permit (VAPP) for match days.

The first phase of closures, called soft lockdown, during which the roads immediately around Loftus will be closed to through traffic will now be implemented on he evening of Sunday 23 May 2010.  No VAPPs will be needed for this phase.  The broader road closures, or full lockdown takes place on match days only, including any matches that may beheld before the tournament begins.

Soft Lockdown (from 22h000, Sunday 23 May)

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The following outlines how residents, schools and churches in the area will be affected and accommodated for this period.

From 22h00 on Sunday 23 May, there will only be access restrictions on the roads immediately surrounding Loftus only, namely Kirkness and Ayton Streets and part of Lynnwood Road. Although no VAPPs will be needed, only residents, affected businesses (clients and employees), school staff and learners and churches will be allowed access at an access control point and only traffic aiming to pass through the restricted zone will be turned away.

On 9 June, after the schools close, part of Park Street will be added to the soft lockdown access restricted area.  Affected parties are being asked to use the following traffic flow patters:

Soft lockdown phase 1 (24 May – midday 9 June)

Map 1:  Access restrictions from 22h00 on Sunday 23 May 2010 (soft lockdown phase 1)

Key to taffic plans:

Blue:  Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool and NG Pretoria Oos

Purple:  Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool

Brown: Clydesdale residents and businesses

Soft lockdown phase 2 (9 June onwards except match days)

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Map 2:  access restrictions from 9 June 2010 (soft lockdown phase 2)

Match Days:  Full Lockdown

VAPPs will be needed on the six match days during the FIFA World Cup, as well as any other matches which take place between 22 May and 10 June (there is a possibility of matches but these dates are not confirmed)

During full lockdown, vehicles without a VAPP will be restricted from entering a much larger area around Loftus.  Full lockdown will take place on the six match days.  On these days, traffic will be intercepted at two boundaries, or traffic zones:

Traffic Warning Zone (blue line on map)

All traffic will be stopped at the boundary of the traffic warning zone and those without a VAPP will be diverted around the stadium area.  Any vehicle without a VAPP wishing to enter the traffic warning zone will be asked to report to the info point in Farenden Street (between Arcadia and Schoeman Streets) for an onsite application.

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Traffic Free Zone (orange line on map)

All vehicles, even those with a VAPP, will be intercepted at this second zone and only traffic destined for specific addresses inside the traffic free zone will be allowed in.  Those who do not need to be at a destination inside the traffic free zone will be diverted around it.  Those without a VAPP with a valid reason to enter the traffic free zone will be able to obtain a VAPP from the Information Point in Farenden Street (blue icon on map).

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Map 3:  traffic restricitions on match days

Residents and businesses are urged to take note of the confirmed full lockdown days:

13, 16, 19, 23, 25 and 29 June 2010

Information Points

Information officers will be posted at all major intersections in the traffic warning zone from 7 hours before kick-off on match days (09:00 on most match days).  For the full duration of the soft lockdown, an official Information Point will be operated in Farenden Street between Arcadia and Schoeman Streets as indicated at point (2) on the map.

Match Parking

Due to the access restrictions of full lockdown on match days, dedicated parking will be set up at the Park and Ride venues at the University of Pretoria Sport Campus: LC de Villiers (Eastern P&R) and the Pretoria Sport Union grounds (Southern P&R), where shuttle buses will transport fans to the stadium and at the “Park and Walk” facility at Pretoria Technical High School in Park Street from where spectators will move on foot to the match.

Summary:  Traffic and Access Restrictions

Soft Lockdown

(from 23 May 2010)

Full Lockdown

Match Days

Traffic Free Zone Kirkness and Ayton streets and part of Lynnwood Road.  Part of Park street form 9 June Traffic free zone as per the map.  No non-accredited vehicles will be allowed access.
Traffic Warning Zone Will NOT be in effect. Will be enforced. Vehicles without a VAPPto report to the info point at Farenden Stret.
Traffic diversions Traffic will be diverted around Loftus Versfeld Traffic will be diverted from the Traffic Warning Zone
Access No VAPP required Vehicles needing access to any of the zones must have a VAPP

Any enquiries on these and other related issues may be directed in writing to 2010@tshwane.gov.za

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  1. Gerhard says:

    Your site informs that no access is allowed without a park and ride ticket. (VAPP) However no mention is made of where it can be purchased from ???? I tried at Checkers computiceket at Kempton Park Cavendish Glen mall but they did not know what I was talking about.???? Where can I buy a park and ride ticket in advance for the Serbia vs Ghana game on the 13th in advance of the game?

    The points where the park annd ride tickets can be purchased should be more convienent to find.

  2. Nanima says:

    http://www.tshwane.gov.za/fifaworldcup/index.html
    Park and ride is free

    Transport to Loftus Versfeld on Match Days
    Whether you are coming from outside Tshwane and straight to the stadium or from elsewhere in Tshwane, here is how you will get to Loftus Versfeld Stadium on match days. Remember to leave in good time to be in the stadium at least an hour before kick-off.

    Soccer Trains
    Due to the large number of fans who need to get to the stadium, this is the preferred mode of transport. Special 2010 FIFA World Cup “soccer trains” will be provided to all Gauteng stadiums on match days. The soccer trains will stop at selected stops along the way and in Tshwane will drop fans off at Rissik Station, a 5 minute walk form the stadium along a dedicated walkway.

    Park and ride by train
    A park and ride by train will operate from the Pretoria Station. Fans can park their vehicles and catch a train to the Loftus Versfeld precinct.
    For train schedules check closer to the time on http://www.metrorail.co.za or this Tshwane 2010 website

    Shuttle from Pretoria Station
    A special 2010 FIFA World Cup™ shuttle service will operate from the Tshwane Regional Transport Hub at the Pretoria Station in the CBD to Loftus Versfeld Stadium and will drop fans off an easy 500m walk form the stadium.
    Dates: 10 June 2010 – 30 June 2010
    Operating times: daily, 06h00 – 24h00
    Cost: R12.50

    Parking at Loftus Versfeld Stadium
    Those choosing to drive to the stadium or coming by private coach or other road transport will use the park and ride or park and walk facilities.
    At the park and rides, shuttles/buses will transport fans to the stadium and back. At the park and walk fans will walk to the stadium and back along a secured route.
    Dates: Match days at Loftus Versfeld Stadium only (12, 16, 19, 23, 25, 29 June 2010),
    Times: All sites open 4hrs before kick off to 2hrs after game ends
    Cost: Free parking (all) and shuttle (park and rides)

    Eastern Park and Ride
    Venue: University of Pretoria Sport Campus (LC de Villiers)
    Access: (preferred) N1/Lynnwood Road/Meiring Naude Road (S25 44.996 E28 16.208) via the Innovation Hub
    (alternative) South Street (S25 45.169 E28 14.763)

    Southern Park and Ride
    Venue: Pretoria Sport Union
    Access: Totius Street (S25 46.123 E28 13.118)

    (Western) Park and Walk
    Venue: Pretoria Technical High School sport fields
    Access: Wessels Street (S25 45.076 E28 12.880)

    Special needs / people with disabilities
    The mobility impaired will have access to special parking at Loftus Versfeld Stadium (Pretoria High School for Girls, north of the stadium, access via Park Street). Provision is made for 20 vehicles. Application for this parking site must be done when purchasing match tickets – the applicant indicating his/her needs.

    Hospitality and hotel shuttles
    Most hotels and bed and breakfasts in the city have dedicated shuttles that can pick you up or drop you off if pre-arranged. Contact your accommodation service provider to confirm the availability of such a service. Special drop-off and pick-up areas for hotel/B&B shuttles and for MATCH hospitality shuttles have been set up at Loftus Versfeld Stadium for match days.

  3. Adri van Heerden says:

    Need to find out if there is a cost to be paid if we will drive by car to the Eastern Park & Ride and get on the bus/shuttle to take us to Loftus for the match on the 19th June.

  4. Nanima says:

    Park and ride is free in loftus

  5. Russell says:

    The fact that the PARK AND RIDE IS FREE is great. Although it would save a helluva lot of time if this is mentioned in BIG BOLD LETTERS all over the place instead of having to wade through the entire articles text and eventually a comment. Like another user @Gerhard i too spent lots of time checking all over the place for “tickets”.

    Please could this important fact be made more VISIBLE.

    Thanks for the rest of the information though, very helpful.

    Enjoy the World Cup everyone!!!

  6. Nanima says:

    @russell i had to upload update 10 stadiums for MAHALA and I still have two kids running around here – i don’t have the time to go and do editing. I did that much to help you get the info. Imagine if I had to hightlight everything everyone wanted.. the whole page will be highlighted. people come to the page for alot of different things.

  7. neil says:

    Hi Nanima

    thanks for a very informative site

    well done

  8. Anna says:

    Thanks for the info- do we need to pre-book the park and ride tickets for Loftus, like they do in Jozi?

  9. Nanima says:

    Park and ride in Loftus is FREE

  10. Ranka says:

    Thanks for the information! It was very hard to find anything about park and ride for Serbia-Ghana elsewhere on the web. And they don’t mention 13 June at all whne listing match dates at Loftus. LOL

  11. SA says:

    Adri – doubt you must use Eastern Park & Ride. LC de Villiers or SA Sport Union are the facilities to get to Loftus.
    I think Eastern Park & Ride is only if you need to go to Jhb.

  12. shay says:

    you mention that the park and ride is FREE, but that does not mean we dont have to BOOK. Please confirm whether booking is necessary or do we just ARRIVE at one of the Park and Ride points and catch a lift?

  13. Nanima says:

    please visit this site and contact them to ask more questions
    http://www.tshwane.gov.za/fifaworldcup/index.html
    let us know if you have to book

  14. shay says:

    Booking is NOT required if you want to use the free Park and ride facility to the Loftus match on 19 June 2010. I called the Tshwane Hotline on 012 358 2580 and was told that we can just park at one of the locations free (Eastern Park & Ride etc) and get onto a shuttle/ bus. No booking/ payment necessary. I suggest anyone call the hotline 012 358 2580 for info regarding Pretoria related SWC queries – very helpful.

  15. Nanima says:

    @shay thank you for the information. only with help from everyone can we make this work.

  16. Mike says:

    Nanima… You a star.. thanks for this information… Lol… (yes.. its FREE & No BOOKing is required) before someone aske again…

  17. Pedrib says:

    Thank you ALL for your comments!!It really helps.Can you recommend the best park and ride spot coming from Centurion?

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