The final whistle for Newlands stadium
Farewell to Newlands, a national, sporting and Cape Town landmark. But, asks Archie Henderson, what will rise in its place?
For traditionalists it will be the public execution of an old friend. For the cynics it’s just urban renewal, though on a grand scale.
No-one knows when the axe — or the wrecking ball — will fall on Newlands but everyone knows the old rugby stadium is on death row. The executioners and their accomplices have issued only bland statements on the future of a piece of prime Cape Town real estate...