The Stormers kick off a new era when they host their first game at Cape Town Stadium this weekend.
Having left their iconic home of Newlands in the past now, coach John Dobson will welcome the Cheetahs to their new home as they prepare for the new season in the Rainbow Cup.
They will play a second warm-up match against the Lions on 27 March.
While their fans, The Faithful, will not be there to cheer them on due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Dobson says it’s a privilege to play at the World Cup 2010 venue.
He says: “It is a privilege for us to play and train at a world-class stadium and the players are very familiar with the venue.
“We cannot wait for the Faithful to be able to join us at our new home and to see the stands full of our passionate supporters.”
Western Province Professional Rugby Chairman Ebrahim Rasool said that the move to Cape Town Stadium signals the start of an exciting new future for the union, which is struggling financially.
He adds: “We aspire to be world-class teams and brands, so it is fitting that we should play in a world-class stadium where our Faithful supporters can enjoy an unrivalled experience.
“We all look forward to sharing many happy memories at Cape Town Stadium.”