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City of Cape Town allows re-zoning of CT Stadium…nightclub plans approved
Posted by on Jul 26th, 2012

A while back i told you about a proposal to overturn the ban on commercial activity at the Cape Town stadium and plans to build a nightclub on the premises along with restaurants, bars and coffee shops to recover some of the costs required to run it.

Well the City of Cape Town has just approved the proposal to rezone the stadium in Green Point for commercial activity.

In the past no commercial activity was allowed at the stadium after Green Point residents objected saying it would increase noise levels and traffic volumes.

Grumpy residents in the area are not gonna be happy.

“Tourism and events executive director Anton Groenewald would now ask the provincial government to amend the land use rights for the Cape Town stadium, its forecourt and Green Point Park, the Cape Times reported.”

“According to the report, the city wants to develop suites in the stadium, let commercial space to retail outlets and companies and set up temporary hospitality facilities in the forecourt.” [iAfrica]

What do you reckon?

Good thing to recover some of the running costs or dumb idea that will increase noise, traffic and problems in the area?

GvE says:
July 07, 2012 at 8:28 am

Excuse me if I’m daft, but what about the numerous restaurants down the street next to the stadium? Am I missing something here? Do these people just like complaining about nonsensical things?

Savage says:
July 07, 2012 at 8:28 am

The plans are for new restaurants , nightclub etc are in the forecourt of the stadium as i understand it

dominique says:
July 07, 2012 at 8:28 am

I call bad idea. Let’s just make an already congested area
even worse because the city insisted on building a white
elephant in the prettiest part of CPT, not the most practical.

July 07, 2012 at 8:28 am

I think the clubs idea with restaurants is definitely a great idea…

Regarding what GvE mentioned : there will always be competition…so doesn’t matter any difference how many restaurants there are…

Currently the expense to maintain this stadium is a nightmare.

Regarding the white elephant effect – they should have chosen a more transparent colour – maybe put some green bushes on the top of the stadium or surround the entire stadium with tall trees so that from the sides – one doesn’t see the “white elephant” effect…

shuayb says:
July 07, 2012 at 8:28 am

The established restaurants better get with it and get in the stadium cuz they will be knocked out esp around the time of events….
this will go ahead no matter how much complaining happens.

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