News, features and stadium informations on South Africa's preparations for world football's 2010.
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SOUTH AFRICA World Cup - 2010
Location of South Africa
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WORLD CUP 2010
Soccer City is the jewel in South Africa's crown, built in 1987.
Ellis Park was constructed in 1982 as a modern, integrated stadium offering outstanding sight lines from every seat.
Cape Town is building a new stadium for the 2010 World Cup in the suburb of Greenpoint, 500 metres from the Atlantic Ocean with Table Mountain as a backdrop. Upon completion, the stadium should seat 70,000.
Durban will boast the new Senzangakhona stadium, unveiled on June 15th 2006 at Durban's ICC by KwaZulu-Natal's Premier Sbu Ndebele and eThekwini Mayor Councillor Obed Mlaba.
The stadium will be built on the site of the existing King's Park stadium and has been designed as a first-class multi-purpose sporting facility with a seating capacity of 70,000.
The stadium is named after one of the founding fathers of the Zulu nation, King Senzangakhona.
The stadium has a capacity of 45,000 and this will probably rise to 50,000 for the World Cup.
The roof over the existing west stand of the Peter Mokaba Stadium will be removed and replaced by a roof that covers the entire western stand of the new Stadium.
An additional 20 rows of seating will be built around the entire stadium to increase capacity to 40,000.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium will have a capacity of 49,500 and will be a multi purpose facility launched at the World Cup in 2010.
In advance of 2010, a second tier will be added to the main grandstand of the Free State Stadium on the western side of the ground, increasing the net capacity beyond the 40,000-mark required for venues to stage first and second round matches
Calabash Cooking pot
Giant calabash Stadium (under construction)
'Giant calabash' stadium
'Giant calabash' stadium- Side View
Giant calabash Stadium
Green Point Stadium
Kings Park Stadium
Peter Mokaba Stadium
King Senzangakhona stadium
Free State Stadium
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Soccer City Stadium
Ellis Park Stadium
Royal Batokeng Stadium
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
2010 FIFA WORLD CUP SOUTH AFRICA
11 JUNE - 11 JULY