August 15, 2011

Save our Stadium

Five years after its developers announced that the construction of the Kaizer Chiefs Amakhosi Stadium would be complete by this year, not a brick has been laid.Construction work on the Bob van Reenen stadium precinct in Krugersdorp, earmarked by Chiefs as their home venue, was expected to begin in July 2006 and it was to be ready to use in 2008.The Krugersdorp (Bob van Reenen)  Stadium has been under lock and key since 2006 ahead of the intended construction work. Grass growing on its outskirts looms and the venue looks like a cattle pasture rather than a sports ground.The Buildings has been vandelized.

History of the Bob van Reenen Stadium (Krugersdorp)

On 31 March, 1951 my Grand – Grand Dad, Deputy Major of Krugersdorp – JA Jooste laid one of the Corner Stones of this majestic Athletics Stadium. Formerly known as the Wanderers, in the 1960’s “Oom” Bob van Renen gave his name to this Stadium. It hosted Athletics, Cycling, Rugby – West Rand Harlequins Rugby Club, in the early 90’s Squash, Gymnastics and Wrestling. Paul Nash was the South African to run the 100m in 10s, April 2, 1968 on this Athletics Track.

I need support to save this Athletics Stadium. Any photo’s, comment and assistance will help. My heart aches to see this stadium go in despair!

WHAT CAN I DO?

The more we stand together as a community the more we can achieve. Your support is critical in getting this issue resolved.

How can I support it?

1. Go to Mobilitate’s web site – www.mobilitate.co.za

2. Sign up by clicking the ‘sign up’ link, or go directly to www.mobilitate.co.za/pg/register. It is quick and easy.

3. Once registered, you will receive an account activation email. Activate your account by clicking the link in the email.

4. Sign in on Mobilitate.

5. Go to http://www.mobilitate.co.za/pg/issue/4942 or http://www.mobilitate.co.za/pg/groups/134708/save-our-stadium/

6. Click on ‘Support issue’


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