How to get Bok tickets as stadiums set to open to full capacity!

South Africa’s Health Minister Joe Phaahla published the latest amendments in the Government Gazette on Wednesday evening. In addition to doing away with the limitations on public events, government has also repealed rules over wearing masks. As a result, the Boks’ home Test matches against Wales and New Zealand, should be played in full capacity stadiums.

It will be some time before the South African national cricket team plays in South Africa again, but there will also be excitement among South African football fans ahead of the new season, which is set to start on Saturday, 6 August with the MTN8, while the DStv Premiership is set to kick off off on Friday, 12 August.

The GladAfrica Championship season will start the weekend thereafter on Saturday, August 20.

Full Capacity Stadiums Are Back!

Masks are also no longer a requirement as published in the Government Gazette.

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— Nqobile Ndlovu (@CashNSport) June 23, 2022

The Boks will kick off their 2022 season with three Tests against Wales in the Incoming Series on 2, 9 and 16 July respectively before launching into the Rugby Championship, where they will line up against the All Blacks in back-to-back home Tests, which will be followed by a tour to Australia and Argentina. They will then return home for their final Test against the Pumas in Durban in September.

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Ticket sales for the Springboks’ home Test matches have been on sale since March, and it now remains to be seen when more tickets could be made available.

Virtual card holding clients of Springbok partner, FNB, had an “early bird” window to snap up seats on 7 and 8 March, while public sales have been open since 9 March for most venues.

In the past, the hosting venues have launched their ticket sales in an ad hoc manner, but this year SA Rugby and the host unions have aligned on a coordinated approach, considering the significance of the season.

The announcement offers light at the end of a long dark tunnel as rugby supporters have been barred from attending home Springbok matches in South Africa for the past two years because of COVID-19 restrictions.

An announcement on full capacity sports stadiums is expected soon

The last time a Springbok fan attended a Test in South Africa was more than two and a half years ago – a 24-18 victory over Argentina on 19 August 2019 at Loftus Versfeld.

The Springboks did not play at all in 2020 because of the pandemic and in 2021 the Lions Series and two Tests against Argentina in the Rugby Championship were played behind closed doors.

Fans have been permitted to return to matches in 2022 and the expectation is that the current limit of half-capacity will be expanded in the coming days

That means:

The Boks’ season opener against Wales at Loftus Versfeld (2 July) will be the first time in six weeks short of three years that home fans will have been able to see the team live;It will be four years since the Boks played in Bloemfontein (9 July v Wales);And the third Test against Wales (16 July) will be the first time the team has played at DHL Stadium in Cape Town in front of a crowd.

Those matches are followed by the double header against New Zealand – at Mbombela Stadium and Emirates Airline Park on 6 and 13 August respectively – before the home season closer at Hollywoodbets Kings Park on 24 September.

Tickets are priced within a broad range with all venues offering an entry level price of R150 (R200 at Emirates Airline Park) with top-priced tickets at R1,500 for the mouth-watering mini-series against the All Blacks.

Tickets for the three Welsh Tests in Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Cape Town as well as the match against New Zealand in Johannesburg are available from Ticketpro by clicking here.

Tickets for the All Black Test in Nelspruit are available from Computicket by clicking here.

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No masks
No limits on gatherings
No vaccination requirement when entering stadiums
No Excuses

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— Thomas Mlambo (@thomasmlambo) June 23, 2022

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