Outcry over Cape Town City FC's lease of Observatory Stadium

Residents of Observatory say they're concerned by proposals to build a 10 000-seater football stadium in the area.

Members of the Observatory Civic Association say there was no public consultation over the plans, which would see the stadium become the official home of Cape Town City Football Club.

The group's chair Tauriq Jenkins says the areas has been known to the community as a multi-purpose centre for over 50 years.

There are also concerns about increased traffic congestion, the impact on the environment and noise and light pollution.

Th fact that the City is leasing the facility R8 500 per month is also a worrying factor, says Jenkins.

Read: Cape Town City FC crowned Telkom knock-out champs

There's been a complete lack of consultation as far as the process is concerned. We were not formerly informed about the leasing arrangements.

Tauriq Jenkins, Chairperson of the Observatory Civic Association

Mayco Member for Assets and Facilities Management, Stuart Diamond says the Observatory Civic Association chose not to partake in any of the processes which they are now complaining about.

Diamond also justified how the City arrived at R8 500 per month for leasing the facility.

The value of R8 500 is not the only contribution they are making, they would have to pay for water should they use water, they have to pay electricity and they have to pay rates as well.

Stuart Diamond, Mayco Member for Assets and Facilities Management

According to Diamond, Cape Town City FC will also have to upgrade the facility to accommodate other activities from their own budget.

To hear the rest of this interview on the lease of the multi-purpose centre in Observatory, listen below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Staff at CPT hospital threaten to resign after Parly visit

Staff at CPT hospital threaten to resign after Parly visit

Khayelitsha Hospital staff claim they were ill-treated in front of patients during a visit by a Parliamentary Select Committee.

'Is it just me, or is Cape Town getting dirtier?

'Is it just me, or is Cape Town getting dirtier?

Callers in to Late Nights on Wednesday agreed with Sara-Jayne King that the city is becoming a rubbish dump.

Cape Town City FC struggling to secure permanent training ground

Cape Town City FC struggling to secure permanent training ground

The football club can only train at the Green Point stadium for the next two months.

Keep up with Cape Town FC vs Kaizer Chiefs Live Scores

Keep up with Cape Town FC vs Kaizer Chiefs Live Scores

It's a battle for the top of the log - keep up to date with the game news right here!

New PSL club launched in Cape Town a highlight of 2016

New PSL club launched in Cape Town a highlight of 2016

EWN sports reporter Carl Lewis shares some of his highlights of the year which include the launch of Cape Town City FC.

Popular articles
'He raped me every day for a year when I was 8 years old'

'He raped me every day for a year when I was 8 years old'

A woman has penned her triumphant story of survival after being sexually abused by an uncle as a child.

Lost your sex drive? Sex expert reveals how you can find it!

Lost your sex drive? Sex expert reveals how you can find it!

Stress, diet and lack of exercise can all contribute to a loss of libido.

Outcry over Cape Town City FC's lease of Observatory Stadium

Outcry over Cape Town City FC's lease of Observatory Stadium

Observatory rate payers say they were never consulted about the 10 000-seater football stadium that is to be the home of City FC.

Staff at CPT hospital threaten to resign after Parly visit

Staff at CPT hospital threaten to resign after Parly visit

Khayelitsha Hospital staff claim they were ill-treated in front of patients during a visit by a Parliamentary Select Committee.

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

Mugg & Bean agrees to pay medical bill of customer

Mugg & Bean agrees to pay medical bill of customer

Mugg & Bean has agreed to pay for customers medical bills after a month of being in pain and pestering the chain to pay the bill.