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Western Province says in talks with City of CT on move to CT Stadium

The shift from Newlands has been rumoured to be on the cards for a number of years, but the latest indication from the union suggests it’s closer than ever.

Cape Town Stadium. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - Western Province Rugby President Thelo Wakefield has told Eyewitness News they are in talks with the City of Cape Town regarding a move to Cape Town Stadium.

The shift from Newlands has been rumoured to be on the cards for a number of years, but the latest indication from the union suggests it’s closer than ever.

Western Province looks set to play their rugby at Cape Town Stadium at some point in the future.

Wakefield has confirmed to EWN they are looking forward to more discussions with the city.

“Talks are going in a very positive way at the moment. We’re looking forward to our next round of talks.”

Wakefield is not able to confirm when the move will be made, with both the Stormers and Western Province scheduled to play at Newlands next season. But the change is said to be certain.

Amateur clubs had previously voted against moving from Newlands to the 2010 World Cup venue.

Football clubs, Cape Town City and Ajax are already anchor tenants at Cape Town Stadium, but Western Province and rugby as a whole would certainly add value to the facility as seen by the success of the Cape Town Sevens.

Wakefield says the potential move would be mutually beneficial for both parties.

“A the end of the day it will be a win-win situation for Western Province and the city as well.”

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