'CT Stadium won’t be demolished'

Activist Terry Crawford-Browne and Cosatu’s Tony Ehrenreich called for the stadium to be demolished.

Activist Terry Crawford-Browne and Cosatu’s Tony Ehrenreich called for the stadium to be demolished. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town on Monday said it has received a lot of positive feedback from residents about ways to make Cape Town Stadium more profitable.

Some have described the R4,5 billion stadium as a white elephant, which costs too much to maintain.

The municipality is planning to allow commercial activity at the stadium in the form of shops, restaurants and other outlets.

The City of Cape Town's Grant Pascoe said in their public participation process, some people called for the stadium to be demolished.

Anti-arms deal activist Terry Crawford-Browne and Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) Western Cape Secretary Tony Ehrenreich made the calls.

"One or two others supported that view. There is no intention for us to demolish the stadium."