The Stormers won’t be able to play some of their home United Rugby Championship (URC) games at Cape Town Stadium this year.
This is due to the Justin Bieber concert taking place at the stadium on 28 October. In a statement, the Stormers said that the Bieber concert requires significant construction in the stadium.
“While every effort was made to avoid these clashes, the events at DHL Stadium had been booked up to a year in advance, while the United Rugby Championship fixtures could only be confirmed recently.”
This means that the Stormers will play some of their URC games in Stellenbosch and Gqeberha.
The Canadian pop star’s concert isn’t the only event causing a clash with the rugby team’s schedules.
News24 reports that the Stormers’ Round 9 clash with Welsh outfit Dragons will be played at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium due to preparations for the Cape Town Sevens at Cape Town Stadium the following weekend.
On 21 April 2023, the Stormers will play their game against Italian side Benetton at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch due to the Monster Jam truck show that will take place at the Cape Town Stadium.
It has been confirmed that all of Western Province’s Currie Cup home games will be played at Cape Town Stadium.
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