2010 FIFA World Cup Public Viewing Areas at Bridge City Mall and Umlazi
Saturday 12, June 2010
KwaMashu’s recently completed Bridge City mall will be the venue for one of the Public Viewing Areas organised by the eThekwini Municipality during this year’s FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Activities will also kick off at the Umlazi PVA at King Zwelithini Stadium.
The Public Viewing Areas (PVA) will open their gates from 11h30 to 23h00 this Friday (June 11), with enough time to warm up the crowd for the Bafana versus Mexico tournament opener with a quality onstage entertainment programme in place. Fans are encouraged to get there early since the 10 000 capacity PVAs are expected to fill up quickly.
Fans will have free access to the venue and will be pleased to hear that many of the artists who will be performing at the PVAs have been selected based on their popularity in local circles. Such performers include Swazi Dlamini, Imithente, Bongi Dube, BIG NUZ, Thots, Bullistic, Chaos, SMS, L’Vovo, Bhizori, City Bowl Mizers, Sosha and Zulu Boy. The large PVA stage is equipped with pyrotechnics, a 14m x 10m covered stage including powerful lighting, sound and PA equipment, as well as a 54 m² LED screen in widescreen format.
The Bridge City PVA can be reached by turning left off the KwaMashu Highway (M25). There is parking available for approximately 900 vehicles at the parking area 100m North of the PVA, with a further 600 bay atop Bridge City mall. A pedestrian walkway will allow for safe passage between the Northern parking area and the PVA. Bus and taxi drop-off points are also situated at the new shopping centre, 100m to the South of the PVA.
In Umlazi, King Zwelithini Stadium, the overflow parking is on Ephraim Mdala Maphumulo Road on your way to U section close to the railway. Access to the stadium is through Gate 4, which is at the back of the stadium.
The event organizers have ensured that there is a multitude of children’s activities and entertainment on offer. There will be two face painters on site for 2-3 hours a day, with Buskers (including jugglers, gymnasts, etc) performing three 20 minutes shows each day. Magic Wand Kids Entertainment will also host daily kid’s interactive activities, including Learn the Diski dance, Tug-o-War contest, obstacle course, mini cricket, mini soccer and treasure hunts, to name a few. Also, expect to be dazzled by an awesome fireworks display tomorrow night.
Bridge City and Umlazi PVAs
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