The Cape Town Stadium has been awarded two of the eight matches on the British & Irish Lions’2021 tour to South Africa.
The much anticipated tour will kick off in 19 months’ time with a match against the Stormers at their new Cape Town Stadium home.
The City agreed to a 99 year lease for the 68 000 seat stadium with the Western Province Rugby that will start in 2021.
The stadium which was initially built for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, will be the Cape franchise’s new fortress after the decision was taken to leave Newlands at the end of 2020.
With the three Test series set to start at the FNB Stadium, the second and the possibly series clinching Test will also take place in the Mother City.
The series will wrap up a week later at Ellis Park.
Here is the Full British & Irish Lions 2021 tour schedule:
Saturday, July 3: British & Irish Lions v Stormers – Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Wednesday, July 7: British & Irish Lions v SA ‘Invitational’ – Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Saturday, July 10: British & Irish Lions v Sharks – Kings Park, Durban
Wednesday, July 14: British & Irish Lions v South Africa ‘A’ – Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Saturday, July 17: British & Irish Lions v Bulls – Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Saturday, July 24 (1st Test): Springboks v British & Irish Lions – FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Saturday, July 31 (2nd Test): Springboks v British & Irish Lions – Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Saturday, August 7 (3rd Test): Springboks v British & Irish Lions – Ellis Park, Johannesburg