PRO14

Kings make university campus ground home

Deon Davids (Gallo Images)
Deon Davids (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Kings will play their remaining 2018/19 PRO14 matches at the Madibaz Stadium on the Nelson Mandela University campus, despite poor crowd attendances.

The Kings stopped playing at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium after they clashed with the Mandela Bay Development Agency over the signing of a new anchor tenant agreement.

Last December, EPRU president André Rademan said it was ‘just a matter of time’ before they returned to the stadium.

However, on Tuesday, Kings officials said their team would be playing their next two home games against the Cheetahs (Friday, January 18) and Edinburgh (Saturday, January 26) at the university ground.

According to The Herald, the Kings’ biggest crowd of the season was 5 063 who attended the home game against Ulster at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

The attendance figures for their other games at the Madibaz Stadium were: versus Glasgow (3 160), Scarlets (2 473), Leinster (1 142), Connacht (3 207) and Benetton (1 459).

Last season 2 836 supporters watched the Kings play Ulster at the Wolfson Stadium, and there were 6 318 fans at the game against Munster at Outeniqua Park in George.

The Kings are currently bottom of Conference B with just one win from their 11 matches to date this season.

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