WP and City to meet on CT Stadium
The City of Cape Town is keen to have the Western Province Rugby Union as the anchor tenant at the Cape Town Stadium.
According to an article in the Cape Times, the City and WP will renew talks about the union moving from Newlands to Cape Town Stadium with a three-day meeting next month.
The workshop will take place from February 11-13.
The City of Cape Town's mayoral committee member for tourism, events and marketing, Grant Pascoe, said it would 'make the most logical sense for us' if WP became the anchor tenant of the under-utilised stadium that was built for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
However, WP Rugby Union president Thelo Wakefield said his organisation remains sceptical about moving from Newlands to the Cape Town Stadium.
Wakefield said the stadium was still 'an unknown factor' for them.
He added that any move to Cape Town Stadium would be a 'commercial and business decision' and WP need to know what the cost will be if they take over the role of anchor tenant or hirer.
A major stumbling block for WP is the shortage of suites at Cape Town Stadium.
Newlands boast around 300 suites compared to about 100 at Cape Town Stadium. Wakefield said it would need to be determined what it would cost to build more suites as they have contractual obligations to their suite holders.