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MTN8 lines up exciting MTN8 Trophy Tour ahead of semifinals

Written By Themba Khumalo on Friday, September 20, 2013 | Friday, September 20, 2013

In the build-up to the much-anticipated MTN8 2nd leg, semifinal ties between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer (Orlando stadium, 3pm) and Bidvest Wits vs. Platinum Stars (Bidvest Stadium, 7:30pm) on Heritage Day, Tuesday 24th September, MTN continues the MTN8 Trophy Tour to create awareness and excitement around the upcoming two matches.

The MTN8 Trophy Tour which takes place outside Maponya Mall on Saturday 21st September, will allow football fans in Soweto and surrounding areas an opportunity to take a photo with the sought after Wafa Wafa trophy.

The Trophy Tour will also serve to communicate the activities and entertainment that supporters who will come to the semifinal matches can expect on Heritage Day as well as the transport plans to and from Orlando Stadium.

Fans attending the Trophy Tour also stand a chance to win match tickets to the two semifinals at Orlando and BIDVest stadium.

Details for transport and road closures for Soweto Derby as follows:

Road Closure Schedule

All roads will be closed at 9h00 and will be opened at 18h00.
   •        Nkomoyathlaba traffic circle & Mooki Street
   •        Adams & Mofokeng Street
   •        Adams & Martha Louw Street
   •        Adams & Nzama Street
   •        Mooki & Rathebe Street
   •        Mooki Street & Masupa Traffic Circle
   •        Mooki & Rathebe Street
   •        Mooki & Court Exit
   •        Mooki & Armitage Street Traffic Circle
   •        Armitage & Klipvalley Road
   •         East of Kilpvalley & Armitage

Public Parking
 General secured parking will be available only at FNB stadium. Parking will be sold at R10.00 via computicket outlet. Patrons will have to purchase the Rea Vaya transit tickets which will be sold at the Rea Vaya Soccer City station, prices for Double trip cards (to the value of R37.00) and single trip cards (to the value of R25.00). 
Soccer City Station will operate to Orlando Stadium Rea Vaya Station for the fans before and after the match.  Fans will only be dropped at Rea Vaya stations along the BRT route.
VVIP, VIP, Media & Hospitality Parking will be in and around the Stadium precinct, tickets will be colour coded accordingly.  There will be no parking at Orlando Stadium for general public.

Rea Vaya Schedule
Rea Vaya will be operating the service to transport fans from its stations along the Rea Vaya route, pick up and drop off at the ORLANDO Stadium. The frequency of the service will be stepped up from the normal service to 5 minutes; from Thokoza Park and from Ellis Park at 12:00. This service will be for both normal commuters and fans. Fans will also be pick up and dropped off at the Soccer City station along the Soweto Highway.

Types of service to be provided
 A normal service along the Rea Vaya route picking up normal commuters and fans will be operated.
Fans will only be dropped at Rea Vaya stations along the BRT route.
NB: Last bus times are estimates which depend on the time the match finishes and the level of congestion along the route.

Fare collection
Single trip cards  - R25.00/ Double trip cards - R37.00
Normal distance based smart cards will also be used as means of payment to and from the soccer match.

Gautrain Shuttle service
Minibus shuttle service will be available @ Gautrain Park Station to Orlando Stadium.
Starting operating  time 12 clock
Return trip will cost R40
Last shuttle before the kick-off  - 14:30 

Top Six Taxi Schedule

Pick-Ups
Drop-offs
 JHB CBD
Bree & Sauer Street
Commisioner  & Vonweilligh Street
Vonbrandis & Marshall Street
The Bridge taxi rank      
Noord & Twist Street    
Mooki & Nkomo ya hlaba Street, next to Orlando East High School & Leresche Primary School
Baragwanath Taxi Rank
Mooki Street next to Orlando East High School & Baptist Xhurch.
Kliptown post office taxi rank (Eldos)
Mooki Street next to Orlando East High School & Baptist Xhurch.
Dobsonville Police Station
Mooki & Nkomo ya hlaba Street, next to Orlando East High School & Leresche Primary School
Meadowlands Police Station
Mooki & Nkomo ya hlaba Street, next to Orlando East High School & Leresche Primary School
Phefeni taxi rank
Orlando Stadium Bus Terminus
Cross Road taxi rank
Orlando Stadium Bus Terminus
Dube Station taxi rank
Orlando Stadium Bus Terminus

Taxi Fare
Taxi fare will differ on distances of associations: *To Orlando Stadium – R8.00/ *Return – R10.00

Metrorail Schedule
Ticket fare - R20 across.
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