Stormers forced to move away from Cape Town Stadium
NEWS: The Stormers will play some home games in Stellenbosch and Gqeberha during their United Rugby Championship title defence this season.
Due to clashes with some pre-booked events at Cape Town Stadium, the Stormers will play three home games at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch and one at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Gqeberha.
The first two home games of the new season, against Connacht and Edinburgh on September 24 and October 1, will be played in Stellenbosch due to the Justin Bieber concert which will be held at Cape Town Stadium on September 28, which will require significant construction in the stadium.
The Round Nine clash with the Dragons on the 3rd of December will be played at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium due to preparations for the Cape Town Sevens, which takes place at Cape Town Stadium the following weekend.
The Stormers will also end the regular season against Benetton at Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch on 21 April 2023, with the Monster Jam monster truck show taking place at Cape Town Stadium.
There will of course be at least two Champions Cup matches at Cape Town Stadium, with London Irish visiting in December and Clermont Auvergne set to play there in January.
“While every effort was made to avoid these clashes, the events at Cape Town Stadium had been booked up to a year in advance, while the United Rugby Championship fixtures could only be confirmed recently,” said a statement from the Stormers.
All of Western Province’s 2023 Currie Cup home matches will take place at Cape Town Stadium.