JOHANNESBURG, May 15 (ANA) – The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department on Tuesday said traffic will be diverted on certain roads around FNB stadium on Wednesday for the much anticipated soccer match between Barcelona and Mamelodi Sundowns.
Spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said Nasrec Road and Randshow Road, as well as the Soweto Highway will be blocked off as from 11am on Wednesday. Minnaar said fans were encouraged to arrive early at the stadium for pre-match live entertainment prior to the main game.
“Fans can use Top Six taxis from Soweto, and Metro Rail will transport fans at no cost from Pretoria, Germiston, Oakmore and Park Station. Fans need to show a valid match ticket,” Minnaar said.
“Buses and taxis will be allowed to drop off fans and park next to the Transport Hub on the side of the FNB railway station, and roads will be reopened at 9pm.” The sold-out match at the 80,000-seater stadium kicks off at 6:15pm.
Metrorail said that it would be running free trains to the game on Wednesday evening from Pretoria to FNB Stadium, but fans must have match tickets to access the trains.