Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will do duty in front of a packed FNB Stadium after Stadium Management South Africa announced that tickets to the Soweto derby were sold out.
There has been somewhat of a decline in fan attendance at the Soweto derby over the past few years, with both teams experiencing their respective trophy droughts.
Giovanni Solinas’ Chiefs outfit occupy third spot in the Absa Premiership standings, while Milutin Sredojevic’s Pirates side are a spot above them in the table
Good news for both teams is that come 27 October, the biggest football fixture in South Africa will be met with an expected 82 000 strong crowd.
— Orlando Pirates FC (@orlandopirates) October 19, 2018
‘Stadium Management SA (SMSA) can confirm that match tickets for the Soweto Derby between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs on 27 October 2018 at FNB Stadium have been sold out‚’ SMSA wrote in a statement.
‘The available capacity of 82 000 tickets have been sold and no more tickets will be available.
‘SMSA has confirmed that the only tickets available for the match are 4 000 hospitality tickets. These can be purchased from [events company] SAIL and enquiries can be made via email to email@example.com or telephonically on 082 805 3150.
‘Spectators are warned that they should not attempt coming to FNB Stadium without tickets as no tickets will be sold at the stadium prior to the match‚” SMSA’s statement read.
‘In addition spectators are urged not to buy tickets from unauthorised parties as these tickets could be fake and will not allow entry,’ the statement concluded.