Tenants: Ajax Cape Town F.C. (National First Division), Cape Town City F.C. (Premier Soccer League) & South Africa Sevens (World Rugby Sevens Series)
The Cape Town Stadium was opened in December 2009, ahead of South Africa hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The stadium replaced the former Green Point Stadium, which was adjacent to where the new stadium has been built.
The first match to be played at the stadium was a Cape Town derby between Ajax Cape Town and Santos on the 23rd January 2010, a 0-0 draw which Santos won 6-5 on penalties.
Ajax Cape Town began to play their home matches at the Cape Town Stadium ahead of the 2010-2011 season and continue to play the majority of their matches there, although they do also use Athlone Stadium. Cape Town City F.C. have also called Cape Town Stadium home since their formation in 2016, although they also play some matches at Athlone Stadium.
Five group matches were played at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the Round of 16 match in which Spain defeated Portugal 1-0, Germany’s 4-0 quarter-final win over Argentina and the 3-2 semi-final win for the Netherlands over Uruguay.
Cape Town Stadium has also occasionally been played in the stadium, with the Stormers of Super Rugby playing a couple of fixtures there. There has been talk of the Stormers moving to the stadium permanently, however they continue to call Newlands Stadium home.
The South Africa Sevens tournament has been hosted at Cape Town Stadium since 2015, played in December the tournament is one of the opening rounds of the World Rugby Sevens Series.
A tennis match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal was played at the Cape Town Stadium on the 7th February 2020, called the Match in Africa. The event raised funds for the Roger Federer Foundation, to support education in rural South Africa.
Ajax Cape Town F.C.: Attendance figures for Ajax Cape Town are very low so you should have no issue purchasing tickets, with tickets in the lower tier generally only being sold. Tickets range from R40 to R80, further information and booking is available on the official website here.
Cape Town City F.C.: Attendance figures for Cape Town City are also very low so once again you should have no issue purchasing tickets. Tickets cost R60 and the club sell their tickets via Computicket.
South Africa Sevens: Tickets for the 2019 Cape Town Sevens costing R150 for all tickets on the Friday and ranging between R195 up to R400 for play on the Saturday and Sunday. Further information and booking is available on the official website here.
Location & Travel
Cape Town Stadium is located in the affluent suburb of Green Point in Cape Town, between Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean and close to the popular tourist venue of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront about 3 kilometres from the city centre.
Airport – Cape Town International Airport is the second busiest airport in South Africa and fourth busiest in the African continent. The airport has direct international connections to several destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the United States and domestic connections Johannesburg and Durban.
The A01 MyCiTi bus runs between Cape Town Civic Centre and the Airport, costing around R70 and running every 20 minutes.
Bus – The MyCiTi bus runs regularly from Cape Town civic centre to the stadium, with the Cape Town Stadium having its own bus stop. Bus T01 runs between Dunoon, Table View, Civic Centre and finishing at the Waterfront. Fares cost around R.10 from the civic centre with a journey time of about 10 minutes.
Train – The closest station is Cape Town railway station in the centre of the city. The station is the main hub of the Metrorail Western Cape, for services in and around Cape Town. There are also Shosholoza Meyl intercity services daily to Johannesburg via Kimberley, and weekly services to a weekly service to Durban, Bloemfontein, Pietermaritzburg and East London.
From the station you can walk using the Fanwalk as below, or catch the T01 MyCiTi bus as above from Thibault Square.
Walk – The Fanwalk is a legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup – a 2.6 kilometre walkway stretching from Cape Town Station to the Cape Town Stadium along pedestrianised historical streets and the bars and restaurants of Green Point.
Where to stay in Cape Town
Cape Town Stadium Tour
Tours of Cape Town Stadium run at 12:00 on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, lasting one hour. To book and for further information, visit the official Cape Town Stadium website.