Stormers to host Cheetahs in first match at new Cape Town Stadium HQ

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The start of the 2021 rugby season will signal the beginning of an exciting new era for Western Province Rugby at its new home – Cape Town Stadium.

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The venue in Green Point will be the home base for the Stormers and Western Province going forward, starting on Saturday, 27 February when the Stormers face the Cheetahs in a preparation fixture.

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The venue on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean with Table Mountain as a backdrop, has played host to many memorable sporting occasions since it was built ahead of the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

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In future all home matches of Western Province Rugby’s professional teams will be held at Cape Town Stadium, providing a new home for Cape Town’s rugby teams and their supporters.

While supporters will be missed in the two preparation games that the Stormers will play against the Cheetahs and Lions on 27 March, they will form part of the action as soon as regulations allow.

Stormers coach John Dobson said that his squad has been training regularly at Cape Town Stadium over the last year and are looking forward to making it their home.

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“It is a privilege for us to play and train at a world-class stadium and the players are very familiar with the venue.

“We cannot wait for the fans to be able to join us at our new home and to see the stands full of our passionate supporters,” he said.

Western Province Professional Rugby chairperson Ebrahim Rasool said that the move to Cape Town Stadium signals the start of an exciting new future for both the Stormers and Western Province.

“We aspire to be world-class teams and brands, so it is fitting that we should play in a world-class stadium where our supporters can enjoy an unrivalled experience. We all look forward to sharing many happy memories at Cape Town Stadium,” he said.

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