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World Cup South Africa 2010 stadiums

Posted on | June 9, 2010 | No Comments

One of the most expected events of this year, South Africa World Cup 2010, will start on Friday 11 June. The tournament will be held on 10 stadiums from 9 cities.

5 of the 10 South Africa football stadiums were renovated for 2010 and the other 5 stadiums have been built.

The first five World Cup stadiums are:

  • Soccer City in Johannesburg
  • Ellis Park in Johannesburg
  • Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria
  • Royal Bafokeng in Rustenburg
  • Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein

New football stadiums were built at:

  • Nelson Mandela Bay in Port Elizabeth
  • Peter Mokaba  in Polokwane
  • Green Point  in Cape Town
  • Mbombela  in Nelspruit
  • Moses Mabhida in Durban

The Soccer City stadium from Johannesburg is the biggest one in South Africa with a capacity of 94700. Most of the events in South Africa take place here as well as the start and the final game of the World Cup.

Ellis Park also from Johannesburg hosts both rugby and football and it was the most modern stadium until recently. The stadium capacity is 62567.

Loftus Versfeld stadium from Pretoria has a capacity of 51762 and recently hosted the 2009 Currie Cup final.

Royal Bafokeng stadium from  Rustenburg has a capacity of 44530 seats and hosts football, rugby and athletics.

Free State Stadium from Bloemfontein is a stadium that also hosts both rugby and football. It has a capacity of 48000 and was built for the years Rugby World Cup in 1995.

Nelson Mandela Bay from Port Elizabeth has a capacity of 48000 and hosts rugby, football and occasionally concerts.

Peter Mokaba  stadium from Polokwane was named after Peter Mokaba, the former leader of ANC Youth League, and has a capacity of 46000.

Green Point  from  Cape Town was demolish in 2007 and reconstructed has a capacity of 69070.

Mbombela  stadium from Nelspruit was built for more purposes as football, rugby or other sports. The stadium is also equipped with conference facilities. The stadium capacity is 43589.

The last one Moses Mabhida from Durban has a capacity of 70000 and includes indoor arena, football museum and sport institute.



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