Coronavirus: Kaizer Chiefs to be based at Orlando Stadium, Mamelodi Sundowns to use Dobsonville Stadium

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Ernst Middendorp and Kaizer Chiefs team, May 2020
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The draw for the home venues for all the 32 NSL teams was conducted by at the PSL offices on Wednesday morning

The league has confirmed neutral venues for all PSL and NFD clubs ahead of the return to competitive football next weekend. 

With Gauteng chosen as the biologically safe environment (BSE) for the remainder of the matches due to the coronavirus pandemic, teams that are based in the province will not be using their usual stadiums for their home fixtures.  

Kaizer Chiefs, who usually play their home matches at FNB Stadium, will be based at Orlando Stadium while their arch-rivals Orlando Pirates will use the Ellis Park Stadium for their remaining home matches.

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Amakhosi's title rivals Mamelodi Sundowns were allocated the Dobsonville Stadium as their new base and they will share that with Highlands Park. 

According to the PSL, in a situation where teams are based at the same venue and have home fixtures to play on the same day, then there will be a doubleheader. 

The league opted to go for eight different stadiums for PSL teams and another eight for NFD teams. 

This means two teams will share one stadium for their home matches for the remained of the season restart.     

The league has already confirmed that the fixtures will remain the same, meaning the season will resume where it ended in mid-March. 

Meanwhile, NFD log leaders Ajax Cape Town have been allocated the Rand Stadium for their home matches, while second-placed Swallows FC will be based at Makhulong Stadium. 

Uthongathi FC, another team involved in the promotion race, will play their home matches at the University of Johannesburg Soweto Campus. 

Dates and kick-off times for all the matches will be released in due course now that the issue of venues has been put to rest. 

Home venues for all 16 PSL clubs are as follows: 

Baroka FC - Bidvest Stadium 

Cape Town City - Loftus Versveld Stadium 

AmaZulu - Lucas Moripe Stadium

Mamelodi Sundowns - Dobsonville Stadium 

Orlando Pirates - Ellis Park 

Bidvest Wits - FNB Stadium 

Chippa United - Orlando Stadium 

Bloemfontein Celtic - Tuks Stadium 

SuperSport United - Bidvest Stadium 

Kaizer Chiefs - Orlando Stadium 

Highlands Park - Dobsonville Stadium 

Golden Arrows - Ellis Park Stadium 

Polokwane City - Loftus Versveld Stadium 

Stellenbosch FC - Tuks Stadium 

Black Leopards - FNB Stadium. 

Maritzburg United - Lucas Moripe Stadium  

Home venues for all 16 NFD clubs are as follows: 

TS Galaxy - Wits Rugby Stadium 

JDR Stars - Rand Stadium 

Steenberg United - Makhulong Stadium 

Mbombela United - UJ Soweto Campus 

Richards Bay FC - Tuks Rugby Stadium 

AmaTuks - Joburg Stadium

Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila - Sturrock Park Stadium 

TS Sporting - Tsakane Stadium 

Real Kings - Tsakane Stadium 

Free State Stars - Sturrock Park Stadium 

Jomo Cosmos - Wits Rugby Stadium 

Ajax Cape Town - Rand Stadium 

Swallows FC - Makhulong Stadium 

Royal Eagles - Joburg Stadium 

Cape Umoya United - Tuks Rugby Stadium 

Uthongathi FC - UJ Soweto Campus

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