We love derby time
We love derby time

Posted in Features, News on Feb 25, 2017.

We love Derby time as the mighty Amakhosi come out in full force, from far and wide, to support the team we all love so very passionately. Everyone at the Village is getting ready for the biggest game of the season.

Thursday evening supporters start leaving their home on their long journey to Naturena. All through the night Facebook is updated with progress reports - Worscester, Touws River, Beauford West, Colesburg, Craddock, Queenstown, Aliwal North, Estcourt, Montrose, Harrismith, Bloemfontein, Edenburg, Kroonstad and then it’s the final stretch home.

By Friday afternoon, the Village is teeming with jubilant, yet travel weary supporters, who know that they have arrived at a place where they clearly belong and feel right at home.

After completing a registration process, supporters are able to enjoy some amazing retails special deals, interact with KC Mobil and KC Insurance and touch base with key club supporters’ staff.   There is always something happening at the Village as a build-up to the game. It could be a GIG RIG or a time capsule, a DJ or even an outside broadcast by a major radio station. You might even be lucky enough to meet on of your hero’s.

Old friends unite, new friendships are formed as every person arriving at the Village is given a warm Amakhosi welcome. It’s at times like this that ‘Amakhosi Family of millions’ truly comes to life. Loud singing goes hand in hand with hugs and handshakes, big happy smiles, loud laughter and friendly banter.

On Saturday morning the Village welcomes supporters from the Free State, North West, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape and KZN start arriving in numbers as well as local supporters from across Gauteng. The Village closes the gate at 11:30 as we don’t want our supporters to get to the stadium late.

We know that the stadium is going to be predominately Gold because not only are we are the biggest Club in Africa but our supporters will be wearing their GOLD and need to sit together so that we really dominate the stadium.

Are you ready?

We wish everyone a safely journey, an incredible Village and Stadium experience and a fun filled weekend.

  • Please read the tips and hints on ensuring a great stadium experience. (link)

  • Obey the rules of the road and please, do not drink and drive.

  • As always, we will be very happy to welcome you to the Village this weekend – remember it is your home from home. We are closing off the main Village on Friday and Saturday and will be using the new area across the road. Come and enjoy great shopping, the Vodacom Gig Rig, Toyota vehicle expo and stand to win some amazing prizes.

  • We want to see families in the stadium so if you are brining you children to the stadium please use our free Kiddie ID service. Come to the Retail space (turnstile 18 / gate K) at the stadium and we will write your name and phone number on an arm band so that we can reunite any lost child with speed and ease.

  • Please read the tips and hints on ensuring a great stadium experience – this has a lot a really valuable information.

  • Obey the rules of the road and please, do not drink and drive.

  • The activation on Friday starts at 11:00 and ends at 18:00.

  • On Saturday gates open at 08:00 and we close off at 11:30.




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