The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Rustenburg expressed worry about Olympia Stadium’s deterioration after inspecting it, stressing safety concerns for an upcoming football match.
The stadium, once lively with 32,000 seats, now shows structural flaws, sanitation issues, and safety risks, evident in the deteriorating images.
DA raises concern on Olympia Stadium ahead of an upcoming game
Councillor Nhacuangue cast uncertainty on the stadium’s adherence to safety standards for the upcoming National First Division League match, saying, “The current condition poses significant safety concerns for both organizers and attendees.”
Concerns extend to unstable seats, broken windows, and overall structural integrity, prompting questions by the DA about the ANC’s competence in maintaining crucial community facilities.
Drawing a contrast, Councillor Nhacuangue pointed to the DA-run Kouga Local Municipality’s proactive approach to maintaining the Kruisfontein Sports Facility, emphasizing responsible governance.
In a written communication to Mayor Sheila Mable-Huma, Councillor Nhacuangue urged immediate action, saying, “We need reassurance on the safety of the stadium and a comprehensive rehabilitation plan.”
Nhacuangue stressed the need for an urgent overhaul, not just for safety but to turn the stadium into a vital community asset, generate income, and improve recreational options for Rustenburg residents.
The stadium reportedly received a ‘face-lift’
Olympia Stadium is reportedly ready to host soccer matches again after getting revamped, according to the North West Times.
Rustenburg anticipates PSL games after the stadium’s facelift and application submission.
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