The Premier Soccer League has ruled Stellenbosch FC’s home ground of Idas Valley below the league’s requirements.
Stellenbosch are set to make history by playing in the Absa Premiership after winning the lower National First Division championship last season.
With under two weeks to the new season, the club’s submission of the Idas Valley homeground has been turned down.
"Idas Valley is not approved," PSL official Ronnie Schloss told KickOff about the 2 500-seater facility.
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"Stellenbosch Football Club was still in negotiations with Stellenbosch University. They submitted three venues which was Stellenbosch University, Idas Valley and Athlone. But they are trying to get Stellenbosch University,” continued Schloss.
Schloss further confirmed that Maties will have to do with moving to the Danie Craven Rugby Stadium inside Stellenbosch University.
"I've been there at Stellenbosch University, it's absolutely fine, it's just that they have to put up the fence around the pitch. It depends on them putting the fence around the pitch, it's Danie Craven Stadium, the rugby stadium.”
"Idas Valley doesn't meet the requirements of the League from a safety point of view. There's a whole host of things that don't meet the requirements, but mainly on the safety, the number of exit points, the number entry points and so on,’ concluded Schloss.
The club’s first home game will be against Maritzburg United on August 25 - before that Stellies have away trips to Chippa United and Cape Town City.
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