Chippa United have signed a 20-year lease to rent out the Buffalo City Stadium and the Jan Smuts Stadium precinct.
Chippa’s acquisition of the grounds has been a controversial one, with various sporting entities clashing with the municipality over Chippa’s long-term lease.
The stadium has been without a chief tenant since SA Rugby placed Border Rugby Union in administration.
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When in East London, Chippa United have played their games at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in nearby Mdantsane, but the lion’s share of their games have gone to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Gqeberha.
In a statement, the club said their partnership with the municipality through the stadium would benefit the region.
“Further cooperation with the municipality and BCM SAFA will be paramount to the future initiatives of Chippa United FC,” the statement said. “These include bringing back the famous Easter Tournament of old and also the discussions with the PSL to bring other Premier Soccer League teams’ development to the city in 2023, and we will support the local LFA financially.”