CT derby moved to Athlone Stadium

The second and third floors at the Athlone Stadium were rented out to non-government organisations and businesses.

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) match between Cape Town City FC and Stellenbosch FC, on Saturday August 10, has been moved to Athlone Stadium. 

Initially, the two sides were meant to face off at Cape Town Stadium, but the stadium will not be ready in time for the encounter following major corrective maintenance. 

CEO for the Cape Town Stadium, Lesley de Reuck, said: “It is important to note that the Cape Town Stadium hosted 36 events during the 2018/19 season. During this time, the pitch became compacted and slippery, hence the necessity for corrective maintenance to be conducted.”

The maintenance process started on Monday May 20. The top 15mm of the pitch was removed and a sand layer was brought in, compacted lightly and laser levelled.

Kick-off is at 6pm.