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Sharks to face Lions in Maritzburg


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content, Sharks on 23 Jul 2015 at 11:19
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The Sharks have confirmed a pre-Currie Cup warm-up game against the Lions next week.

The game takes place at Woodburn Stadium in Pietermaritzburg, kicking off at 19h00 on Friday 31 July.

Tickets are on sale at Wodburn Stadium, going for R40 for the open stand and R60 for the main stand. All proceeds go to KZN Amateur Rugby.

Do attend if you’re in the area – it should hopefully be an exciting game.


150 Comments

  • I will be there, anyone who wants tickets for the game let me know.

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.07.15 11:21:26 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 1) : would be much delighted if you can give us some updates from the game ?

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.07.15 11:24:42 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 1) : awesome!

    Would love tickets, but the ones I need are plane tickets πŸ™

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.07.15 11:25:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Same here. πŸ™

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.07.15 11:28:48 by Ben Reply
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  • Friday game πŸ™

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.07.15 11:37:32 by Seth101 Reply
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  • That’s a seriously kak kick-off time if you plan on coming from Durban..

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.07.15 11:41:21 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 6) : you’ll be happy to know that based on your feedback, they changed the kick-off time to 19h00

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.07.15 11:45:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) :

    Seriously?

    Shot, then I might actually make it..

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.07.15 11:58:25 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 8) : well, the second part is true.

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.07.15 12:03:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : hahaha. Wish I could be there but it’s a bit far for me. Any chance of moving the game to say Bethlehem or Harrismith?

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.07.15 12:20:56 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 10) : Or Bangkok? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.07.15 12:23:38 by Ben Reply
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  • Landing in Durban on the 1st of August πŸ™

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.07.15 12:23:55 by war1 Reply
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  • YAY at last…some action!

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.07.15 13:17:47 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Shouldn’t transport tickets to PMB be government subsidized? To encourage people to actually go to maritz burg instead of just swerving past it like the pothole it is?

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.07.15 13:21:05 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Any chance of a lift up and down? Damn but that is a far drive :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 23.07.15 14:19:39 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Will it be broadcasted even more important will it he hosted for streaming?

  • Comment 16, posted at 23.07.15 15:36:25 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 16) : No to both I guess.

  • Comment 17, posted at 23.07.15 16:16:03 by Ben Reply
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  • Anyone going to the game and commentating?

  • Comment 18, posted at 23.07.15 16:28:58 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Lol can see people haven’t travelled much around the word to appreciate what is a far commute. When I used to live in PMB I’d hit Durban in 45 minutes of clear driving. That’s hardly anything.

  • Comment 19, posted at 23.07.15 18:33:16 by Orlok Tsubodai Reply

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  • @Orlok Tsubodai (Comment 19) : For some of us petrol is expensive πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 20, posted at 23.07.15 19:27:14 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 20) : true. Does the union put on supporters buses?

  • Comment 21, posted at 23.07.15 22:07:20 by Orlok Tsubodai Reply

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  • Ah excellent…I am going to make an effort to get there and take my boys along!!

  • Comment 22, posted at 23.07.15 23:30:01 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 15) : Imagine how we feel driving to Durbs all the time…a 30km trip is a much better prospect for us Midlands okes… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 23.07.15 23:32:23 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 18) : I’m planning to go and I will commentate if that plan is implemented…

  • Comment 24, posted at 23.07.15 23:33:21 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 24) : Excellent!

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.07.15 08:33:17 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Bloody rich for Durban folks to complain about how inconvenient it is to go to a game in Maritzburg, when they never manage to get the stadium on their doorstep more than about 30% full.

    At least games at Woodburn are well attended. Sharks should play all their Currie Cup games there.

  • Comment 26, posted at 24.07.15 09:12:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : Amen was about to say.

  • Comment 27, posted at 24.07.15 09:40:13 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : Lol 5k people make Woodburn look full. Even at it’s worst there are about 25k people at KP. The problem with KP as well as other SA stadiums is because they are so big they look empty with relatively normal attendance. Stadiums in Europe and some in NZ are much smaller and so less people needed make them look full. For example AMI Stadium seats 18k people…

  • Comment 28, posted at 24.07.15 09:44:15 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 28) : Also ticket prices are less (I am guessing) for Woodburn games.

  • Comment 29, posted at 24.07.15 09:50:38 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 28) : I know people who are at every game and the live in Mozambique, now u okes moan about a 90km trip

  • Comment 30, posted at 24.07.15 09:58:00 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 30) : Um good for them? You do realize that some people have less money than other people in this world, or is that a news flash to you?

    Also I am not moaning, I am happy PMB is getting a game, I am just making the point that Sharks don’t have worse attendance to other rugby unions world wide, we just have a much bigger stadium to full up.

  • Comment 31, posted at 24.07.15 10:00:26 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Lets us not forget that the Twickenham game with 35,094 people was a club rugby record, that is not even 3/4 of KP.

  • Comment 32, posted at 24.07.15 10:02:09 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 28) : just wait till Sharks move to Moses Mabhida with 70 000 capacity. I also wouldnt like to see the cost of a ticket then. Sharks season tickets at the moment are very reasonable. However, lets not forget that the economy is not exactly thriving hence families are having to make trade offs. Majority of Sharks supporters are families that in tough months just cannot attend games and also late games or games in the rain are not conducive if you have kids. Not making excuses its just fact.

  • Comment 33, posted at 24.07.15 10:10:03 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 33) : That will never happen. The rest I agree with, but apparently some people here forget that money exists, they must have enough to not care.

  • Comment 34, posted at 24.07.15 10:18:48 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 31) : I know the economy is not helping. But I can tell you now that KP would most likely have only 10k people max if everyone out of town stayed away. The idea that KP gets filled by Dbn locals is a fantacy. a Hell of allot of people drive from far and wide to be there, from the Berg to all the way from south and north coast. PMB people may be the best attended by any town outside of DBN.

  • Comment 35, posted at 24.07.15 10:22:28 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 35) : Um where on earth did you see anyone say that it was only fulled by Durban locals? 😯

  • Comment 36, posted at 24.07.15 10:24:07 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 34) : Sure but the same goes for KP games being attended by people outside of DBN.

  • Comment 37, posted at 24.07.15 10:24:47 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 34) : U saying the move to Moses Mabhida will never happen? Not so sure on that one.

  • Comment 38, posted at 24.07.15 10:25:07 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 35) : Durban locals have too many other distractions- and lets be honest the Sharks havnt set the world alight on the field which hasnt helped. For the out of towners coming down to a game is a novelty…and id also try get out of newcastle/ladysmith/bergville any chance i got πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 39, posted at 24.07.15 10:26:31 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 38) : Not before 2056.

  • Comment 40, posted at 24.07.15 10:27:31 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 39) : Maybe the first two towns but Bergville is a beaut πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 41, posted at 24.07.15 10:28:00 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 39) : 2014 I never missed a single game, this yea I went to 3 and left halfway through one. Good rugby = better attendance.

  • Comment 42, posted at 24.07.15 10:28:55 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 42) : Does the economy still play a part when playing good rugby? Maybe not. Goes to show how important it actually is for the team to win. Cutting budgets to see the Sharks win…. any day.

  • Comment 43, posted at 24.07.15 10:31:56 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 43) : That’s the thing, good entertainment makes it worth the price. It’s like paying to see a bad movie, why would you?

  • Comment 44, posted at 24.07.15 10:33:18 by Seth101 Reply
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  • The problem is not supporter apathy,but the union’s apathy.
    Why go to the game when you can watch it on T.V
    The live game experience is exactly the same one it was 20 years ago.
    Nothing new has been added, mean while the stadium has deteriorated,toilets are filthy,
    drunks everywhere,an under current of violence,
    The fallacy that to be a true fan you need to go to the games is a bullshit one.
    The union has been living on and perpetuating that myth for years.
    I go to all the games and have done so for years,butam starting to wonder why as I see more and more of the people I have sat with for years deciding to call it a day.

  • Comment 45, posted at 24.07.15 10:36:34 by The hound Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 44) : Exactly why you should come to PMB in Friday eve πŸ˜‰ Sharks are on the up now :mrgreen:

  • Comment 46, posted at 24.07.15 10:36:57 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 45) : I have to agree with this, I have mixed feelings on it though I really think the drinking and facilities need to be fixed and improved, but I also put a lot of blame on the government for building a new stadium instead of upgrading the current one.

    Your right, other than a new sound system and fireworks literally nothing has changed since I first went there as a kid.

    @Uli Boelie (Comment 46) : Definitely will if I can make a plan.

  • Comment 47, posted at 24.07.15 10:40:42 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 45) : Although TV may be a problem which I do agree with to a certain extend, I don’t think its that big a problem as you think, My reasoning is the following. when rugby used to be televised on SABC everyone in South Africa used to have access to watching rugby, yet the stadiums was full. Now the interesting part is that because everyone had access to watching the games to supporter base was so much bigger and stronger that the limited televised games to DSTV premium holders only currently. Currently Rugby is a premium sport or is being sold as. Only people who can afford DSTV Premium are able to watch the games, this not only impacts development and INTEREST in the game, but as its so hard for a young lad who’s parents cant afford DSTV Premuim services to watch and rugby at all. Rugby and its INTEREST is being suppressed by that same TV you talking about.

  • Comment 48, posted at 24.07.15 10:44:34 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 48) : Its less TV being a problem, and more TV being a better option then getting wet in a rainy stadium that is not well up kept, has a bad history for over the top drinking and for the last year not very good rugby. I think the hound is saying they need to work on the atmosphere and facilities, as well as the rugby to make it a better option than TV.

  • Comment 49, posted at 24.07.15 10:48:20 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 40) : Judging by the lack of stadium maintenance at Kings Park, the Growthpoint deal ending next year…and mounting pressure from Municipality it could happen sooner than you think. Especially now that Amazulu have been relegated so can no longer afford to host games at Moses Mabhida

  • Comment 50, posted at 24.07.15 10:48:34 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 48) : I think a lot more than rugby is being suppressed by SABC, but lets not get political πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 51, posted at 24.07.15 10:49:50 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 49) : its all about trade offs. Guys still support the sharks but its a trade off between going to the stadium and spending possibly say R500 and getting wet through rain or beer. OR braai at home with your own drinks in your fridge etc and watch on tv with replays and muted commentary πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 52, posted at 24.07.15 10:50:25 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 50) : I don’t know so much. The fans will hate it, and at a time when fan support is what the Sharks need more than anything else it would be a really dumb move. That stadium is awful for rugby, like it’s hard to put in words how crap watching rugby there would be.

  • Comment 53, posted at 24.07.15 10:52:04 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 51) : πŸ˜‰
    Point is just get everyone to watch the game instead of it being limited to DSTV Premium subscribers. I for one don’t even have DSTv at all anymore as its has become a real waste of time and money. I hardly even watch any rugby at all anymore because of this.

  • Comment 54, posted at 24.07.15 10:53:51 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 48) : My argument is a different one,to get me to come to the game you need to offer me something more than rugby.
    I get the same rugby game at home,on my T.V with a lot of added things like replay ,slo mo,and I hesitate to say”professional”commentary.
    To get me to the ground you need to offer me something extra,not the same stale experience that hasn’t changed since Craig Jameson was captain.
    I am still going to watch and support the Sharks with exactly the same amount of passion,but from home.
    Unless you give me a better reason to go to the game,so far nobody is doing that.

  • Comment 55, posted at 24.07.15 10:55:07 by The hound Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 53) : How many games have you watched at Moses.

  • Comment 56, posted at 24.07.15 10:57:32 by The hound Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 54) : I don’t have DSTV, I just piggy back off a family members account to use super sport streaming for all my sport. Good internet is cheaper than DSTV.

    @The hound (Comment 55) : ‘”professional” commentary’ those words should not even be in the same sentence.

  • Comment 57, posted at 24.07.15 10:58:49 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 53) : I dont know hey, ve never had a bad experience watching a game thee from the World Cup games to a poorly attended Amazulu game. Easy to get in and out of the stadium, ample leg room for us taller chaps and a pretty decent view from any seat- yes its a different angle but you can see more of the movement and gaps etc.

  • Comment 58, posted at 24.07.15 10:59:24 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 56) : None but I have been there a few times, the fact that there is a running track between the seats and the field ruins it, the nicest thing about live rugby is about being close to the game, at moses your not, not at all.

  • Comment 59, posted at 24.07.15 11:00:27 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Guaranteed I am fortunate to have probably the best season tickets you can possibly get at KP, but my family has had those tickets since season tickets first existed. The experience would not exists at moses.

  • Comment 60, posted at 24.07.15 11:02:36 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 60) : Based on not 1 game having been played at Moses im not sure how u can make that statement. But explain what ‘experience’ would not be replicated?

  • Comment 61, posted at 24.07.15 11:05:43 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 61) : Being close to the game is the biggest thing for me, I don’t think being far away from the game is conducive to a good live rugby experience.

  • Comment 62, posted at 24.07.15 11:09:19 by Seth101 Reply
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  • https://hcyip.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/dsc01973.jpg

    And remember rugby pitches are ever so slightly smaller.

  • Comment 63, posted at 24.07.15 11:12:00 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 63) : http://stadiums.football.co.uk/Images/Photos/Large/1741-4.jpg

    Don’t think I need to explain the difference

  • Comment 64, posted at 24.07.15 11:13:21 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 63) : I would be interested to see if there is a single rugby stadium in the world where you sit so far away from the game.

  • Comment 65, posted at 24.07.15 11:15:19 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 62) : No i do get- had season tickets bottom level on halfway line. However the close viewing experience gets worse quickly the higher up the stands u go at kings park. Not so much at moses. The PA system at Moses is also a thousand times better. Actually rugby can learn a lot from soccer in terms of match day experience

  • Comment 66, posted at 24.07.15 11:18:24 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Seth101 (Comment 65) : Majority in Oz yes. Good few in NZ as well. UK club grounds a lot smaller but at Twickenham, Murrayfield, Stade Fancis you just as far away

  • Comment 67, posted at 24.07.15 11:23:46 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 24) : Thanks PS

  • Comment 68, posted at 24.07.15 11:24:38 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : Yup and if you lived in jhb and your only stadium is unsafe unfriendly Ellis park then you will appreciate kings park all the more.

  • Comment 69, posted at 24.07.15 11:26:05 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Seth101 (Comment 63) : @Seth101 (Comment 64) : Photos are very subjective especially if not the same camera or zoom…day vs night etc. Also remember that photo of Moses is taken from top tier which Kings Park doesnt have as Moses has 20 000 more capacity

  • Comment 70, posted at 24.07.15 11:26:53 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Seth101 (Comment 57) : Depending on where you live some good Internet options becoming available. Durbs cbd is being fiber ed up and once their back hauls are sorted there will be even less reason to go to stadiums or use dstv. A decent low contention 1 or 2 mb link can get you streaming. The problem is with content providers.

  • Comment 72, posted at 24.07.15 11:31:08 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 70) : Well I definitely can’t debate with someone who can’t see the blatantly obvious differences.

  • Comment 73, posted at 24.07.15 11:31:34 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 72) : I have 4mb copper and use it for everything, TV, sport, gaming, VOIP. Much cheaper than DSTV. Content, Kodi for the win.

  • Comment 74, posted at 24.07.15 11:33:08 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 73) : Just go watch a game at Moses is all im saying before you write it off based on some pictures. I can also sit on the roof at Moses and zoom in with a decent camera so it looks like you next to the hooker throwing a lineout. Ive watched numerous games at both stadiums so perhaps my view of blatantly obvious is a bit difference to a google search.

  • Comment 75, posted at 24.07.15 11:36:10 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 75) : I don’t want to sit far away from the game. No matter what you say you are further away at moses, much. Nothing is going to change my mind on that.

  • Comment 76, posted at 24.07.15 11:38:26 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 76) : Well thats fair enough, every man is entitled to his preference. I just dont think everyone will hate it. Basing that on most people’s complaints re. Kings Park.

  • Comment 77, posted at 24.07.15 11:56:41 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Seth101 (Comment 76) : The MCG holds 100,000 people,I have watched cricket and footie at the stadium,sitting in various places.
    Trust me some of those seats are a long way from the pitch.
    But they don’t affect the game viewing experience,it is probably one of the best places in the world to watch sport.
    Kings Park is no longer a nice place,and it is a real dog in the manger attitude that we continue to make excuses to prolong t this cesspit when there is a world class ,iconic state of the art stadium standing empty next door.
    I have heard all the arguments and most of them have nothing to do with the fans but rather are a hangover of serious acrimony between B.J and Mike Suthcliff.

  • Comment 78, posted at 24.07.15 12:13:23 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 78) : Your comparing a cricket stadium to a rugby stadium…..wow.

    Another thing you people forget is where the hell are you meant to braai after the game at Moses? That’s one thing KP has always had going for it, the braais and socializing after the game.

  • Comment 79, posted at 24.07.15 12:19:08 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 79) : There is more Footie than cricket played at the MCG,and tell me last time you braaied at King’s Park.
    Seriously friend the whole people’s park could be very easily opened up for braaing.

  • Comment 80, posted at 24.07.15 12:24:28 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 80) : The stadium was built for cricket, and footie is not rugby, its barely even close. This year. And no the whole point is braai where you park with friends, they have a band playing and its a nice atmosphere, it has problems as I mention above but I don’t think Moses is the answer at all, you would lose the after game atmosphere, and for me the fun of live rugby.

  • Comment 81, posted at 24.07.15 12:28:38 by Seth101 Reply
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  • A third problem is suits, there are no suits at Moses. My grandfather was on the suit holders committee for several years and this was a huge problem in the way of moving there.

  • Comment 82, posted at 24.07.15 12:30:54 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 48) : That’s a great point.

  • Comment 83, posted at 24.07.15 12:31:58 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 81) : Once again have you watched a game of Footie at the MCG or anywhere else,and I ask you what after game atmosphere,that hasn’t been there for years.

  • Comment 84, posted at 24.07.15 12:34:04 by The hound Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 69) : i was going to say you guys moan more than a bunch of Lions supporters about EP πŸ˜›

  • Comment 85, posted at 24.07.15 12:34:59 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Another point is from my understanding the Sharks will lose a lot of money. Essentially they own KP at least to 2056, if they moved to Moses they will have to pay rent.

  • Comment 86, posted at 24.07.15 12:39:41 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 82) : Now you are treading on dangerous ground do you know how many suites,are empty.
    It would cost very little to convert suites at Moses.
    But the crux is that what is standing in the way of a move is a bunch of stuffy blazers who think they own the game.
    The move across the road should coincide with a huge effort sell the game to a new set of spectators.The kind of people who already watch at Moses.

  • Comment 87, posted at 24.07.15 12:40:15 by The hound Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 82) : Fans should be able to wear what they want, there should be no dress code for rugby games. 😈

  • Comment 88, posted at 24.07.15 12:42:06 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 87) : Please do enlighten me how many? From what I know very few, I am sure I can get the exact figure.

    Sure because they are much more likely to pay more at Moses then they would do watching at KP now. And yes ticket prices would go up because the costs for the Sharks would go up.

    @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 88) : My bad πŸ˜›

  • Comment 89, posted at 24.07.15 12:47:20 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 87) : If only rugby in KZN could tap into the Mabhida fan base. This is where the Western and Eastern Cape have such a huge advantage on the rest of the country, rugby is the game of choice.

    Hmmm looking at it that way they should pass a law that the WPRU should only be allowed to select players that originated in the Western Cape.

  • Comment 90, posted at 24.07.15 12:48:46 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 89) : pulling your leg, 😎

  • Comment 91, posted at 24.07.15 12:49:33 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Moses has been around for 5 years now, and the Sharks haven’t moved. I am fairly confident in my belief that the same problems that prevented us moving 5 years ago will prevent us moving for a long time to come.

  • Comment 92, posted at 24.07.15 12:51:36 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 87) : Also how on earth would it be cost effective to convert suites?

  • Comment 93, posted at 24.07.15 12:54:05 by Seth101 Reply
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  • A short while ago there was a big splash made about a new partnership that was formed between the Sharks and the City of Durban…..watch this space. Only speculation.

  • Comment 94, posted at 24.07.15 12:59:36 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 94) : Durban tourism, and they paid us to be our official tourism partner. I doubt that has anything to do with a move. If it was then they paid us to move, which I am pretty sure fans wouldn’t be happy with. Not to mention other consequences.

  • Comment 95, posted at 24.07.15 13:03:51 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 74) : Ja me too except mine is 10 very erratic. Finding streams not always easy though. I would happily give dstv 50 bucks a month for guaranteed high quality sa local stream

  • Comment 96, posted at 24.07.15 13:09:31 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 96) : I use the super sport stream, you just need a friend or family members dstv account to link it with or just share their login details with you. There is no limit to how many people can login on the same supersport account at once lol.

  • Comment 97, posted at 24.07.15 13:13:19 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Basically if Durban wants the Commonwealth in 2022 one of the stadiums has to make way…any guess which one it will be? Ye Sharks will be renting at Moses- so a possibly increase in ticket prices, however they wont be responsible for maintenance so a possible cost trade off there. There are ample suites at Moses- they just double the size of Kings park ones so would just need to be halved. I have enjoyed many a game at Kings park and the outer fields- altho the alcohol ban etc now just doesnt make it as enjoyable. Moses Mabhida wont be the same, it will be different. Change isnt always a bad thing. If KZN rugby want Kings park to attract people they need to do serious maintenance on the stands, seats, toilets, PA System

  • Comment 98, posted at 24.07.15 13:20:16 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Seth101 (Comment 89) : Ask your Grandfather to enlighten you on that one.There are plenty of vacant suites.

  • Comment 99, posted at 24.07.15 13:22:42 by The hound Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 98) : Last part I agree with. I don’t see why you would have to lose a stadium for the commonwealth games though? There are several things that they could use kings park for…. you need more than one venue. Also I highly doubt Durban will win it.

  • Comment 100, posted at 24.07.15 13:23:32 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 100) : I dont think Durban will win it either but if they did and Kings Park was kept it would require serious maintenance. Reason i say move is probable sooner rather than later is the lack of current stadium maintenance at kings park, growth point deal was only for 3 years i think, so ends soon. And do we remember what a mission that was to get? Also municipality under massive pressure to get viable tenant at moses mabhida. Fans opinion pretty much would count bugger all in the move consideration. But yeh wouldnt it be awesome if this friendly was at moses mabhida instead of sleepy hollow.

  • Comment 101, posted at 24.07.15 13:42:08 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Personally I would be sad to see KP go. Lots of memories. But if it has to why not convert into more parking and some pubs and entertainment for before and after games. Even during non games. Get some money back.

  • Comment 102, posted at 24.07.15 13:45:21 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Zibbie (Comment 85) : Nah I’m in jozi. I like watching live games but Ellis park and surrounds is very dangerous area. If any stadium needs to move it’s Ellis park. Randburg or Burma area or at a stretch maybe Germiston.

  • Comment 103, posted at 24.07.15 13:49:45 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 101) : Durban has an excellent chance of getting the Commonwealth games simply because nobody else wants it.
    The big stumbling block is that we don’t have an indoor cycling velodrome,which we are not prepared to build.This has huge meaning for the Northern countries but means very little to the rest of the Commonwealth other than Aus.
    I personally think Durban would host a great games,we sort of have the basics in place for everything,including watersports,kyaking etc.
    Fantastic weather and we won’t ave to build a Show stadium.

  • Comment 104, posted at 24.07.15 13:51:22 by The hound Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 103) : Bruma…bloody autocorrect.

  • Comment 105, posted at 24.07.15 13:52:10 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 103) : That drive into Ellis Park for Bok games is quite something…gotta leave just after breakfast to make the 5pm kickoff

  • Comment 106, posted at 24.07.15 13:52:32 by SheldonK Reply

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  • If no one else wants it then why would durbs? Sounds like a bad investment.

  • Comment 107, posted at 24.07.15 13:53:35 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 101) : Our lease on the land lasts until 2056, I just see no reason they would let go of that. The question comes what happens to KP if we do move, do the demolition it? But then we stuck renting and at the governments whim and no where to move if it doesn’t work out, do you realize how scary that is?. or do we keep it and sit having to pay rent for Moses and upkeep for KP? ticket prices will definitely have to go up a lot for that to work. I disagree completely that fans opinions wouldn’t matter, the Sharks are currently desperate to please the fans, because without us they’re screwed. And yes the City is desperate to find a tenant, but that’s not our problem, they dug them self into this hole by building it in the first place.

  • Comment 108, posted at 24.07.15 13:55:17 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 106) : And pray none of the parking attendants have a weapon and is a hijacker in disguise or getting mugged to and from your car in the middle of the factories if you are lucky enough to get parking within 500 meters. Yup its very idyllic.

  • Comment 109, posted at 24.07.15 13:56:23 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 107) : An awful one. Almost the same cost as hosting the Olympics, without the tourism.

  • Comment 110, posted at 24.07.15 13:57:01 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Sell kings park and rent Duane vermeulen for one season!

  • Comment 111, posted at 24.07.15 13:58:04 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 104) : yeh look Durban is nicely set up for it. Downfalls obviously the public transport system but FIFA got over that issue. The economy gets a slight boost through the tourism but the cost to host the games would be quite substantial…can anyone say rate increase? maybe i will move to bergville and drive down for Sharks games πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 112, posted at 24.07.15 14:01:55 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Seth101 (Comment 110) : Ja SA is not the place for that kind of event. We have the big 3 and any those really justify a big investment in sports facilities. Cricket soccer rugby. Sorry to say. And I doubt a great many tourists will travel around the world to watch commonwealth games. At least Olympics still draw spenders from America and Asia. Commonwealth games seem to work well when it’s close enough to British isles.

  • Comment 113, posted at 24.07.15 14:02:39 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 109) : 500m? geez u got closer than our taxi did last year’s Bok game..i should have packed an overnight bag for that walk

  • Comment 114, posted at 24.07.15 14:05:06 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Seth101 (Comment 108) : Do you remember the stadium that stood on the site where Moses is now,great little stadium watched many happy games played in front of huge crowds suporting Durban City,United and Addington.
    I have a video I took of it’s demolition ,it took about three minutes.
    I reckon K.P would go down in five

  • Comment 115, posted at 24.07.15 14:05:31 by The hound Reply
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  • Ja we bought a timeshare in a vacant lot with a nice view of a run down factory. ..the kids enjoy it so…

  • Comment 116, posted at 24.07.15 14:07:11 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Seth101 (Comment 108) : I hate to tell u this the decision to move will definitely be based on Municipal influence and definitely not fans opinions. Fans will still come if the Sharks moved- probably more of them. If Sharks moved Kings park would be demolished for parking etc. The Sharks lease is with the municipality- same people that want them to move. At the end of the day whether you or I like either stadium wont make a difference. When municipality decide its time to move the Sharks wont have a choice.

  • Comment 117, posted at 24.07.15 14:11:48 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Glasgow say their hosting CA meant about 740 million pounds to their economy. But this is SA some years later plus 500 commission of enquiry into funds misappropriation etc etc we would through our great aptitude for mismanagement probably discover we owe money from the whole deal.

  • Comment 118, posted at 24.07.15 14:12:19 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 115) : Geez talk about the past..Durban City playing Durban United at Kings park Soccer Stadium.
    Yup that historic venue got turned into sand very quickly

  • Comment 119, posted at 24.07.15 14:13:42 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 115) : What the hell is the point of how long it would take to go down? That literally answers non of the economic problems, clearly you’re very superficial. Want everything to look nice and shiny for yourself but couldn’t care less what effect it has to make it happen.

  • Comment 120, posted at 24.07.15 14:13:56 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 118) : Note to self: Get Government job before 2022…

  • Comment 121, posted at 24.07.15 14:15:04 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Hey I also saw a video of the soccer stadium being demolished my uncle showed to me he made a clip.

  • Comment 122, posted at 24.07.15 14:18:57 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Wasn’t bet Erasmus in free state also an athletics stadium converted for rugby?

  • Comment 123, posted at 24.07.15 14:19:44 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Boet Erasmus

  • Comment 124, posted at 24.07.15 14:20:08 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 123) : Geez talk about a stadium in ruin- Boet Erasmus. Wasnt one of the first Bok/All Black games there? Where those history guys

  • Comment 125, posted at 24.07.15 14:23:48 by SheldonK Reply

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  • No wait that’s pe. There was one in free state that had an athletics track running around it. Some major events on there too.

  • Comment 126, posted at 24.07.15 14:24:13 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : Hear, hear…

  • Comment 127, posted at 24.07.15 14:29:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 125) : Boet Erasmus prolog a good enough example why KP must be offloaded or refashioned. Boet Erasmus such a waste of space. There was 95 world cup game there yes. Canada vs boks

  • Comment 128, posted at 24.07.15 14:30:39 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Is kings park owned by municipality and rented to sharks or do sharks own it?

  • Comment 129, posted at 24.07.15 14:36:30 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 129) : From what I understand the land is leased from the Municipality, but the stadium itself is owned by the Sharks.

  • Comment 130, posted at 24.07.15 14:38:44 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 130) : Actually according to wikipedia I’m wrong. Both the land and the stadium are leased until 2056.

  • Comment 131, posted at 24.07.15 14:40:07 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 131) : Well then I guess no matter what happens in 2056 they will just not let us renew the lease and make us move.

  • Comment 132, posted at 24.07.15 14:42:03 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 132) : If Kings park doesnt get major renovations it wont be standing in 2020 nevermind 2056.

  • Comment 133, posted at 24.07.15 14:45:44 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 133) : Lets not forget that WP are in the exact same position as us. They have been asked to move to Cape town Stadium and said no. There must be some pretty good reasons if both us and WP have opted not to move.

  • Comment 134, posted at 24.07.15 14:49:34 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 133) : Super over exaggerated, it is an eye sore but its solid. It just needs to be renovated and made to look better with improved facilities.

  • Comment 135, posted at 24.07.15 14:57:18 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 134) : WP situation similar but not the same. Cape Town stadium is a fair distance away. WP high performance institute and SARU attached to Newlands. @Seth101 (Comment 135) : I dunno about the exaggeration…have u looked up when walking behind the stands lately, the number of cracks etc are increasing. Majoirty of seating needs to be replaced. Reason why Kings park wast used for any world cup soccer- it didnt meet security standards needed in the stands etc. Rugby in KZN needs a serious breath of fresh air…perhaps there is one across the road.

  • Comment 136, posted at 24.07.15 15:10:46 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 136) : Plus newlands is owned by the rugby unions, completely. From what I hear so for them a polite request only while sharks may get a little more pressure. Why don’t they make it very attractive for sharks management by way of hugely discounted rates. I or a free stay till KP is sold? It’s not like they are making huge revenue out of MM at the moment and the CW thing is a gamble.

  • Comment 137, posted at 24.07.15 15:34:02 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 137) : If they want to ‘sell’ the move to the public they need to hold a rugby match or 3 there first. People’s Park could create a serious fan zone area for both kids in a play zone and adults in a beer zone with braais etc. It is also much easier so section off zones at moses mabhida so for example a kids zone, family zone, student zone etc. Yes there is history at kings park for sure…but it is an outdated stadium and id rather see its days end when its still pretty much on top rather than see it end when in ruins.

  • Comment 138, posted at 24.07.15 15:47:31 by SheldonK Reply

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  • My 2 cents. I adore Ellis Park. Parking is a massive pain but somehow that place manages to have atmosphere even with only a few hundred spectators. Loftus can’t manage to conjure up atmosphere despite it being packed to the rafters.

  • Comment 139, posted at 24.07.15 15:55:23 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 139) : U only like Ellis park because when u inside u feel safer than u do outside in Joburg πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 140, posted at 24.07.15 16:04:25 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 140) : I’ve worked in Joburg way too long to still be intimidated by it. You haven’t lived until you’ve walked through the inner city with a R15000 laptop in your backpack because all the bus drivers suddenly decided it was a great time to strike on you way back from a client. Ellis Park is a cakewalk compared to that.

  • Comment 141, posted at 24.07.15 16:17:08 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 141) : haha i too like to live dangerously…
    I must say i have been spoilt in that the only times ive watched a Ellis Park has been from the comfort of a suite.

  • Comment 142, posted at 24.07.15 16:23:27 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 139) : That is true,Ellis Park stadium itself is a wonderful place to watch rugby,I have found myself in the 95 Stransky photo ,best day in rugby yet and couldn’t have been held anywhere [email protected]

  • Comment 143, posted at 24.07.15 16:47:16 by The hound Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 120) : My post was in answer to your ”superficial” point about what would happen to Kings Park and your grandfather’s suite

  • Comment 144, posted at 24.07.15 16:49:09 by The hound Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 142) : It was actually quite nice back in 95 much safer and a load of pubs and night spots all around it. I have gotten quite pissed and still remained safe. Not the case anymore, but I do exaggerate parking a bit. I have mate at the University who now own the wits technicon campus so parking is always sorted providing I don’t leave last minute. But the surrounds sadly not the great party spots it used to be and really a bit dangerous which makes early evening games a bad idea. Dunno I just feel safer at KP I only get to go about 3 times a season but I enjoy it more.

  • Comment 145, posted at 24.07.15 17:56:21 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 142) : To me suite (and I get a truckload of opportunity to to them) doesn’t have the same feel as the stands old school still the best.

  • Comment 146, posted at 24.07.15 17:59:33 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Any news on the game?

  • Comment 147, posted at 25.07.15 07:14:24 by Ben Reply
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  • The guys are still washing behind their ears, the game is only next Friday.

  • Comment 148, posted at 25.07.15 09:06:50 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 148) : Oops.

  • Comment 149, posted at 25.07.15 09:16:11 by Ben Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 64) : I think what you pointing out here is that at MMS you need some serious binoculars to see anything on the pitch.

  • Comment 150, posted at 27.07.15 13:22:58 by Uli Boelie Reply
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