FIFAFanFest in Cape Town

As you might imagine, we get a lot of media releases sent to us here at chez 6000 and it’s lucky for you that we filter them through a very fine mental mesh so that we only give you the best and most relevant information, rather than simply hitting copy, paste, publish and whoring ourselves out like some other Cape Town blogs we could mention but actually are choosing not to right now.

This one tickled my fancy (which loves the attention) and since I was already planning to spend some time here over the next six weeks, I’m happy to tell the world about it. Read on.

Of the 31 days over which the 2010 FIFA World Cup is to be staged, 25 are match days.
And it seems very likely to me that if you’re in Cape Town but you can’t actually be in the stadium for the games, then the best place to go and enjoy all the festivities of the World Cup will surely be the Cape Town FifaFanFest on the Grand Parade. As they describe it:

…it is definitely the most fun you can have without a ticket!

And they’re probably right: remember the success of the fan parks in Germany in 2006?
They nearly had to re-annexe Poland just to get everyone in. 
Then, put that memory aside for a moment and recall the amazing party atmosphere of the World Cup draw back in December.
Well, mix those two together and you’ve got the Cape Town FifaFanFest.
I’ve been watching this place going up for the past couple of weeks now and it’s looking fantastic.

Each match day during the tournament, the FanFest will broadcast all the day’s games live on their MASSIVE 70m² (that’s an incredible 753½ ft²)  screen and between games (or during the uninteresting ones like New Zealand v Slovakia or the huge clash between Honduras and Switzerland) there are 5-a-side football pitches, food and drink and the mysteriously-named “Interactive Activity Zones” to keep you entertained.

Add to that a huge range of over 100 live music performances on offer including the likes of Goldfish, Gang of Instrumentals, K’naan (not just a Somalian rapper, but also a bready accompaniment to Indian cuisine), Prime Circle, Flash Republic, FreshlyGround and (cough) Danny K and you’ve got a winning recipe.

All you need to know about the Cape Town FifaFanFest is right here – but let me fill you in on the basics: the capacity is 25,000, entrance is FREE and it’s open 11am – 11pm on match days.

Look out for their hospitality packages too, which – at R225 to R1,500 per person – look like fantastic value for money.

4 thoughts on “FIFAFanFest in Cape Town

  1. ctguy > Well it will be fine if it doesn’t rain.
    Look – no-one can control the weather – what would you have them do? Build an entirely new building?

  2. awesome! wanna go on the Sunday when Goldfish is playing.

    ps the link at “Cape Town FifaFanFest is right here ” is broken for me… i mean, i figured out where to go, but just letting you know 🙂

    pps hope you weren’t referring to my blog 😛 I’m also selective and don’t post most the PRs I get… #alsojustsaying
    .-= joyanne´s last blog ..Road Closures for the World Cup in Cape Town =-.

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