Cape Town will experience the Barclays Premier League like never before when the official fan park, Barclays Premier League Live comes to the Mother City. Soccer fans will get the chance to get up close and personal with the Barclays Premier League Trophy, meet former players, visit team tents and watch matches live on a giant 118-square-metre screen.
BPL Live will take place at Camps Bay High School on March 19 and 20. It will be free, interactive experience designed for the entire family to enjoy. Hosted by the Premier League and their title sponsor, Barclays, the park will be open from 12pm each day and will close shortly after the matches finish.
Two of South Africa’s greatest Premier League players, Quinton Fortune and Lucas Radebe, will join other Barclays Premier League legends like Peter Schmeichel, Robbie Fowler and Shaun Goater in giving fans the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of their heroes.
All of the action will be overseen by John Dykes, the lead presenter for Super Sports’ coverage of the Premier League, who will be on stage, providing insight into all of the weekend’s exciting match-ups including Everton vs. Arsenal on the Saturday at 2.45pm and Sunday’s grand finale, the Manchester derby at 6pm.
Fans interested in attending should register HERE, or by dialling *134*275#. Entry will be granted on a first come, first served basis, but all fans must register before entering.
To help get fans to the free event, a free park and ride facility will run from the Grand Parade, Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha on a loop system to Camps Bay High School.
Premier League presenter, John Dykes, said: “BPL Live is all about bringing the electrifying atmosphere of a Premier League match to our international fans. The first ever BPL Live in Johannesburg reminded us just how passionate South African fans are about the Premier League. I can’t wait to see that the enthusiasm the Cape Town fans will bring to the park now that they’re getting their chance.”
As part of the Premier League’s commitment to inspiring sport participation in communities around the world, there will be a Premier Skills community coaching course run the week leading up to BPL Live at Grootbos Football Foundation. Premier Skills has already trained nearly 200 football coaches and referees in South Africa who have in turn engaged over 12000 young people. Barclays and the Premier League will also host a BPL Live Community Day with local partners.