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
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.