Cape Town Stadium may become home to Western Province

The Cape Town municipality and the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) are in talks to discuss the rugby union’s potential move to Cape Town stadium.

“Both the city and the WPRFU will establish a number of technical teams to deal with a range of issues that need to be resolved before a possible move can be considered,” executive mayor Patricia de Lille and WPRFU president Tobie Titus said in a joint statement on Thursday.

The city’s tourism, events and marketing department would manage the discussions, as Cape Town Stadium was an asset which fell under its authority.

“We understand that there is a great deal of public interest in this matter and we therefore undertake to keep the public informed of any major developments related to this process.”

They asked that the technical teams be given space to complete their work.

De Lille said the city would do all that was possible to make the stadium “truly sustainable and accessible to all Capetonians”.

The stadium was currently experiencing one of its busiest periods since the Fifa 2010 World Cup, with three large events scheduled over the next few weeks.