Keeping you safe - Durban FIFA World Cup
Saturday 12, June 2010
Aside from seeing everyone has fun on Durban’s beachfront during the World Cup, keeping visitors and resident’s safe is a priority for the City.
For the 2010 World Cup, Durban’s beachfront will become party central, with lots of exciting things to see and do. The next best thing to being at a World Cup match, the Official FIFA Fan Fest on New Beach will provide fans with a chance to cheer themselves hoarse with other supporters of their favourite teams from around the world in a rock concert atmosphere.
Entrance is free and all 64 matches will be broadcast live on the big-screen TV with surround sound.
Then there’s the Beach Festival. Already a popular Durban institution, this year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever.
Because safety is the City’s main priority, public access to the FIFA Fan Fest area will be restricted from June 7 to June 10. This is to facilitate the set up of the Fan Fest, a procedure which involves movement of forklifts and heavy duty vehicles, construction of event facilities, branding of these event facilities, electrical installations and other final preparations.
Once the World Cup has begun and events are in full swing, public access to the Fan Fest will be controlled until July 11. Access to the area will be via security checkpoints both on the northern, southern and western entrance points. (No public access will be permitted for a short while after the world cup while the stage and other structures are being dismantled and removed from site) If you wish to take a stroll, jog or cycle along the length of the beachfront that’s no problem, you will simply be re-routed onto OR Tambo for a short stretch (around the Fifa Fan fest area) and then back down onto the promenade so you can continue to enjoy the full stretch of Durban’s wonderful new beachfront.
The World Cup is here! We hope to see every one down at the beachfront having a great time.
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