Jhb music fans warned about car guards

2013-05-10 09:13
Cape Town – Concertgoers planning to attend Bon Jovi or Justin Bieber's shows at the FNB Stadium over the weekend have been warned by officials not to pay illegal car guards, reports Eyewitness News.

The warning was issued following reports of a staff member being stabbed at the Metallica concert held at the FNB Stadium two weeks ago.

Stadium management's Andre Homan told Eyewitness News: "We heard that one of our ticket sellers was stabbed by an illegal car guard in an overflow parking area to the east of the stadium."

According to Metro police spokesperson Edna Mamonyane, motorists should not encourage the practice and should rather use the Park and Ride facilities or buy pre-booked parking tickets.

After a very successful Cape Town show on Wednesday, singing to a 65 000-strong crowd, Canadian teen pop sensation Justin Bieber will be heading to the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday, 12 May.

US rockers Bon Jovi will perform at the FNB Stadium on Saturday, 11 May.

Comments

  • Stig De - 2013-05-10 09:36

    why give us a warning? people pay a fortune for those concerts so sort it out, they are there to have fun not to look out or argue with car guards

  • Tyron Jay Wykerd - 2013-05-10 09:58

    You are basically forced to pay these guys something otherwise you need to worry about them vandalizing your vehicle! It is the stadium's responsibility to provide safe parking for their customers!

      Neil Alan White - 2013-05-10 18:44

      thats why they got paid parking available on computicket. just drive past the illegal car guards and head to what you paid for

  • Tiggy Mabis - 2013-05-10 10:03

    There's aproblem with carguards they want us to pay even if we stay in the car escorting my siblings shopping.I don't get it sometimes we pay for parking lots when we offer them small change they scold us .Do they own these parking lots?

  • letsallbefriendsdammit - 2013-05-10 10:05

    Organisers should provide guards and parkings for all concert-goers. By saying it was an overflow area where illegal guards work, you're saying you aren't in control of those areas?? Sort it out! I'm sick of paying for parking only for it to be unavailable because of carguards taking and scalping parking tickets. 'World class' events, sort out the basics!

  • Sintjohn Witbooi - 2013-05-10 10:18

    Ever seen the uncivilized car guard-frenzy at the Newtown JHB tourist spot (Africa Museum)? I, and probably a host of other visitors, shall not return.

  • drohan.vandenberg - 2013-05-10 10:29

    We went to Limp Bizkit and we were forced to pay R50. This for property that they do not owe. The Metro was there too and when we complained to them about the illegal carguards they just said if you dont pay they will scratch your car and we will not stop them. So what do you do, you support the illegal carguards so that you do kot put them in the position to commit crime. Its the Metros attitude if you dont pay its your fault if the commit crime. I agree they should organise safe parking for the prices you pay for these events.

  • Des Pearce - 2013-05-10 10:45

    I saw this at the AFCON final as well, and the police were on hand and said don't pay them. My question is why don't the police just arrest them or ask them to leave?

  • Johannes van der Ploeg - 2013-05-10 11:03

    "should rather use the Park and Ride facilities or buy pre-booked parking tickets" Safe parkign shoudl be included in the ticket price. Seriously beign forced to take buses and pre-paid parking is nto the way to do it. Car guards have taken over malls and any concert public event. They most probaly work for the taxit associations. they are leaches.

  • Pradesh Singh - 2013-05-10 11:04

    do what i do, i tell the guards i will pay them on my return as i will make change, if i see them actually do a good job i give them something, if i see them doing nothing and only coming to me when they see me i jump in my car and drive away

  • Steve Newman - 2013-05-10 12:03

    The management of the parking areas for concerts at the FNB Stadium is beyond shocking. It is near impossible to tell who is legit and who is a chancer and the parking areas are of poor quality. Futhermore there are very few people ensuring that cars are parked in an orderly manner (necessary as parkings aren't demarcated). I went to both the Metallica and Linkin Park concerts and both times I was unsure that I parked in the correct place and whether my car was safe. All this for R80 a concert!

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