World cup stadiums

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World Cup Stadiums

Soccer City Stadium
Soccer City Stadium will be the stage for the opening match and Final World Cup South Africa 2010.
Its design is inspired by the African branch known as calabash. The Soccer City is located southwest of Johannesburg: Soweto.
The Soccer City can be considered the cathedral of football in South Africa, built in 1980 and remodeled almost entirely for thisWorld Cup, this property was the scene of massive first speech of Nelson Mandela after his release in 1990.
The stadium's original capacity was 80,000, but after the reforms envisaged its capacity was increased up to 94.700 seats with the addition of a sunroof and new locker rooms.

Ellis Park Stadium
Ellis Park Stadium is located in downtown Johannesburg, and has served as a stage forvarious events known as the Final of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 between Brazil and the United States.
Its capacity has been changed, now amounts to 62,000 spectators. It was built in 1928 as a rugby stadium, later, was demolished and rebuilt in 1982, again only to play the sport.
One of the memorable events in this stadium, was the conclusion of the match between Nelson Mandela's African Elevenand Eleven of the Star World, in honor of then outgoing President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. Kalusha Bwalya, Mark Fish, Lucas Radebe and Tijani Babangida joined stars of the caliber of Rigoberto Song, Dunga, Luis Hernandez and Claudio Suarez to pay homage to a great head of state.

Laftus Versfeld Stadium
Loftus Versfeld Stadium is located in the heart of Pretoria and currently has acapacity of 50,000 spectators is also one of the oldest stadiums in the country.
It was named after Robert Owen Loftus Versfeld, who is credited with the introduction of organized sport in Pretoria.
It has been used to host numerous sporting events, among which are the Rugby World Cup 1995 and African Nations Cup 1996. He was also one of the venues for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009, andcurrently is home to the club Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United.

Real Bafokeng Stadium
The stadium name is derived from the Bafokeng people, located in the region. This stadium will have 42,000 seats for the World Cup and has a special significance for South Africans as this site was carried out one of the qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup in 2001 against Burkina Faso, who won the Local 2-1.The stadium, located 12 kilometers from the town of Rustenburg, is only 25 minutes drive from Sun City, Pilanesberg and 30 minutes.

Green Point Stadium
This new stadium is located in Cape Town, right in the neighborhood of Green Point, hence its name, near the sea and the mountains of the city as a backdrop. This building was built on land previously occupied by a golf course.
Green PointStadium has a seating capacity of 70 000 locations, and host a semi-final World Cup South Africa 2010.
Thanks to the 2010 World Cup, the city had the opportunity to build this multi-purpose stadium that will host all kinds of events and concerts after the end of the just football.
It could also be used by professional football teams in the city, the Cape Town Ajax and Santos.

Mbombela StadiumMbombela stadium was built specifically for the 2010 World Cup and has taken an important impetus to the Nelspruit football, as the Mpumalanga province did not have any stadium of international standard.
Mbombela is the name of the stadium and also the municipal corporation where it is located, which includes the city of Nelspruit. Mbombela is a Siswati name which literally means' many peopletogether in a small place. "
The stadium has a slightly curved rectangular shape, which will ensure good visibility from all seats, totaling 46 000 also has the extra attraction that is close to natural parks in the area, which will offer viewers the opportunity to get to see wild animals during the days of rest.

Free State Stadium
Home to one of the most passionate groups of fans in the...
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