Every big club around the world has a fortress they can call their home… In South African football there are several clubs that have their own football stadium but I really feel, we as Mamelodi Sundowns, need our own stadium which is exclusively to us!
Rivals Kaizer Chiefs make use of the FNB Stadium which is one of the most beautiful football grounds in the world. It may not always be filled to its 90 000 capacity, but they know that it’s their very own fortress.
Like Chiefs, Orlando Pirates also have their very own playground too. The Orlando Stadium has for years been one of the most formidable grounds to visit for any opponents and the Ghosts make it known that stealing maximum points from the Bucs will never be an easy task.
Even smaller clubs like AmaZulu and Ajax Cape Town take solace in the fact that they have a world class stadium they welcome opponents to. The Moses Mabhida Stadium, like the Cape Town Stadium, may also be used for other purposes, however, these clubs know that in a football sense, these are their homes.
Sundowns are the third biggest club in South Africa and I feel it’s only right that we have our own fortress! Our home games are played at Loftus Versveld, however, it will always be known as the home of rugby giants, the Blue Bulls.
Having said that, do you feel we need our very own home ground?