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Cape Town mulls commercial stadium use

2012-06-06 08:07

Cape Town - The City of Cape Town wants to convert its stadium into a hub of commercial activity to make the R4.5bn building sustainable, it was reported on Wednesday.

The Cape Times reported that the stadium was costing the city about R44.6m a year with few hiring activities taking place due to hiring costs.

The mayoral committee decided on Tuesday it would approach the province to ease restrictions that were put in place to appease Green Point residents during the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

The province had banned commercial and retail outlets, commercial parking, and hiring out of commercial office spaces to third parties to reduce high noise levels and traffic volumes.

If these rules are scrapped it could see a nightclub, restaurants, coffee shops and sports bars built within the stadium and precinct.

Green Point Ratepayers and Residents Association chairperson Bobby Goebel told the newspaper it welcomed development within the stadium but would object to a building on the Green Point Common.

 

Comments
  • lydonmcg - 2012-06-06 08:27

    About time! If Green Point residents reject the proposal, I'd take it with a pinch of salt, considering if they had their way they'd be sans a beautiful stadium, transformed suburb, urban park and more. The large majority of them are happily enjoying said facilities now, and are no doubt smiling over the effect they've had on their property values.

      julianluus - 2012-06-06 09:30

      Agreed. Seems like progress is being held hostage by over conservatives with too much time on their hands. Cape Town is not a retirement village!

      julianluus - 2012-06-06 09:59

      Agreed. Seems like progress is being held hostage by over conservatives with too much time on their hands. Cape Town is not a retirement village!

      julianluus - 2012-06-06 10:22

      Agreed. Seems like progress is being held hostage by over conservatives with too much time on their hands. Cape Town is not a retirement village!

      julianluus - 2012-06-06 10:22

      Agreed. Seems like progress is being held hostage by over conservatives with too much time on their hands. Cape Town is not a retirement village!

  • matches.matthews - 2012-06-06 09:19

    Great Idea - the officials must go an learn for the Durbanites (Moses Mabhida Stadium). How the Moses Mabhida Stadium incorporates daily activities that give life to the stadium. It is part tourist attraction but yet accessible to the local community having restaurants, walkways, shops open on a daily basis. Keep the stadium alive… every day!

  • matches.matthews - 2012-06-06 09:20

    Great Idea - the officials must go an learn for the Durbanites (Moses Mabhida Stadium). How the Moses Mabhida Stadium incorporates daily activities that give life to the stadium. It is part tourist attraction but yet accessible to the local community having restaurants, walkways, shops open on a daily basis. Keep the stadium alive… every day!

  • julianluus - 2012-06-06 10:22

    Seems like progress is being held hostage by over conservatives with too much time on their hands. Cape Town is not a retirement village!

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