WE all wish the Kings well. It is unfortunate that attending the matches at the stadium has become unbearable.
No longer can you go with your friends and family for an enjoyable evening out to watch the match and thereafter have a meal. The commentator seems to think it is his duty to play music at full volume, so loudly that you cannot hear what is being played and it is not possible to hear what he is trying to say.
Attempting to have a conversation with your companion is impossible, the music and commentary is so loud. Friends and acquaintances have all stated this is one reason why attendance is so bad.
I feel desperately sorry for the residents in the area. I cannot imagine how children at school are meant to study with the din and as for people needing to sleep due to shift work, forget that.
It is amazing that overseas companies can stage a concert at the stadium in such a manner that the sound can barely be heard outside the stadium and it is perfectly audible within the stadium. Yet our resident commentators and DJs do not understand the concept of sound.
It seems the louder, the better, with as much bass as possible, failing to understand that the louder the music is played, the more distorted it becomes. We live approximately 2km away from the stadium and the blaring noise is still audible.
So until our sound engineers learn about acoustics, my friends and I (and the other thousands of Port Elizabeth people it appears) will not be attending any matches or functions at the stadium. I do not understand how the stadium management allows this disturbance of the peace. It obviously believes it can do as it pleases without any consideration for the public.
Michael du Plessis, Parsons Hill, Port Elizabeth