Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
3 minute read
12 Jan 2022
4:45 am

New plan in place to revive the historic Bob Van Reenen Sports Complex in Krugersdorp

Marizka Coetzer

The community of Krugersdorp and AfriForum has started cleaning up Bob van Reenen stadium in the hope of restoring the iconic venue.

General view of the Bob Van Reenen Sports Complex in Krugersdorp, 11 January 2022, after the community came together over the weekend to clean-up the facility. Picture: Michel Bega

Another attempt is afoot to reopen an iconic sports stadium in Mogale City after it has been closed for longer than a decade, following a failure to revamp and corruption left it rotting. The community of Krugersdorp and AfriForum Krugersdorp branch has started cleaning up Bob van Reenen stadium in the hope of restoring the iconic venue. AfriForum district coordinator for the East Rand Butch Blignault and his team will visit the stadium later this week to evaluate its state and discuss the way forward. Blignault said the funding to reopen the stadium would have to come from the community....