Western Cape government to upgrade Philippi Stadium

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The Western Cape Provincial Government says there are plans in place to upgrade Philippi Stadium in the future.

In 2009 the stadium precinct was developed as a practice venue and fan park for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The stadium is being owned and operated by the provincial government of the Western Cape and currently on the capacity of 10,000 people.

Western Cape government says the venue is not abandoned but there are plans to upgrade it.

“Various organisations are currently still utilising the stadium, in accordance with the certificate that was issued by the City of Cape Town,” said Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport spokesperson Dr Tania Colyn.

“There are plans in place to upgrade the venue in the future.”

In the past years, Vasco da Gama now known as Stellenbosch FC and Chippa United were using the venue for their Premier Soccer League (PSL) matches.

The stadium was known as the savour to the nearby communities in the Cape Flats where the public was hoping it will host football matches.

Colyn said they still need to decide what the upgrades entail.

“We will first be facilitating a public participation process before we, together with the City of Cape Town and other government departments, decide on what the upgrade will entail,” concluded Colyn said.

By Ayanda Frances Felem

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