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Saturday, May 22, 2010

World Cup 2010 Stadiums - South Africa

Map of Stadiums in South Africa to be used for the World Cup - The Final 10: The final 10 stadiums to be utilised for the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa: Five of South Africa's football stadiums will undergo major renovations for 2010: Soccer City and Ellis Park in Johannesburg, Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria, the Royal Bafokeng stadium in Rustenburg in North West Province and the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein in the Free State. 
New stadiums have been built at Mbombela in Mpumalanga and in the Nelson Mandela Metro (encompassing Port Elizabeth) in the Eastern Cape. Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane inLimpopo has been rebuilt, as will the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban and Cape Town's Green Point stadium, Green Point complete with a retractable dome to protect fans and players from the Cape's unpredictable winter weather.
Green Point Stadium


The Green Point Stadium in Cape Town has been transformed into a completely new 70 000 seater, all-weather, multi-purpose, environmentally sustainable, modern, technologically advanced, world class Stadium giving expression to the “African Renaissance Stadium” at the juncture between Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean at the southern tip of Africa. 
KEY MATCHES AND DATES:
• Friday, 11 June 2010 - Opening Match
• Thursday, 29 June 2010 - Round of 16
• Saturday, 3 July 2010 - Quarter Final
• Tuesday, 6 July 2010 - Semi Final
WORLD CUP MATCHES AT GREEN POINT STADIUM:
• Friday 11 June 2010 - Uraguay vs France (opening match)
• Monday 14 June 2010 - Italy vs Paraguy
• Friday 18 June 2010 - England vs Algeria
• Monday 21 June 2010 - Portugal vs Korea DPR
• Thursday 24 June 2010 - Camernoon vs Netherlands 
Moses Mabhida Stadium
Located in KwaZulu Natal in the beautiful City of Durban, Moses Mabhida Stadium is named after a hero of the working class. The Moses Mabhida Stadium is located adjacent the ABSA Stadium in the Kings Park Sporting Precinct - a site located in Stamford Hill, is a world class multi-purpose stadium set to make possible successful history in the making of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. 
KEY MATCHES AND DATES:
• Monday, 28 June 2010 - Round of 16
• Wednesday, 7 July 2010 - Semi Final
FIRST ROUND MATCHES AT MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM:
• Saturday 13 June 2010 - Germany vs Australia
• Wednesday 16 June 2010 - Spain vs Switzerland
• Saturday 19 June 2010 - Netherlands vs Japan
• Tuesday 22 June 2010 - Nigeria vs Uraguay
• Friday 25 June 2010 - Portugal vs Brazil 
Ellis Park Stadium
Ellis Park Stadium is a major football venue in South Africa. Ellis Park Stadium has been ear-marked as a semi-final venue for the 2010 South Africa World Cup. The Stadium underwent major renovations to fullfill all the FIFA™ requirements. New upper tiers were added behind each goal, adding an extra 10 000 seats and bringing the seating capacity to the required 70 000. Ellis Park now meets all requirements as a semi-final match venue. 
KEY MATCHES AND DATES:
• Monday, 28 June 2010 - Round of 16
• Saturday, 3 July 2010 - Quarter Final 
FIRST ROUND MATCHES AT ELLIS PARK STADIUM:
• Saturday 12 June 2010 - Argentina vs Nigeria
• Tuesday 15 June 2010 - Brazil vs Korea DPR
• Friday 18 June 2010 - Slovenia vs USA
• Monday 21 June 2010 - Spain vs Honduras
• Thursday 24 June 2010 - Slovakia vs Italy 
Soccer City Stadium


Soccer City (also know as the FNB Stadium) is earmarked to host both the opening and final matches of the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Built in 1987, Soccer City has played host to some of the most memorable matches in South Africa’s soccer history. 
KEY MATCHES AND DATES:
• Friday, 11 June 2010 - Opening Match
• Sunday, 27 June 2010 - Round of 16
• Friday, 2 July 2010 - Quarter Final
• Sunday, 11 July 2010 - Final of the World Cup 
FIRST ROUND MATCHES AT SOCCER CITY STADIUM:
• Friday 11 June 2010 - South Africa vs Mexico
• Monday 14 June 2010 - Netherlands vs Denmark
• Thursday 17 June 2010 - Argentina vs Korea Republic
• Sunday 20 June 2010 - Brazil vs Ivory Coast
• Wednesday 23 June 2010 - Ghana vs Germany
Free State Stadium
Situated only a few minutes drive from proposed FIFA™ and team hotels in Bloemfontein, the Free State Stadium is a dedicated sporting environment with ample parking and excellent corporate hospitality. The Free State Stadium will host 5 first-round matches and 1 second-round match of the 2010 World Cup.
FIRST ROUND MATCHES AND DATES:
• Monday, 14 June 2010 - Japan vs Camernoon
• Thursday, 17 June 2010 - Greece vs Nigeria
• Sunday, 20 June 2010 - Slovakia vs Paraguy
• Tuesday, 22 June 2010 - France vs South Africa
• Friday, 25 June 2010 - Switzerland vs Honduras 
Nelson Mandela Stadium
Port Elizabeth has a brand new world-class stadium - the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. The five-tier Nelson Mandela Bay stadium has a seating capacity of 44,000 with an additional 4000 temporary seats available for the 2010 Football World Cup.
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium cost around R2.1 billion to build. The eye-catching roof was specially designed to withstand Port Elizabeth's notoriously high wind speeds, and the stadium is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and two huge viewing screens. The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth is located two kilometres from the coast, close to the N2 highway and no more than fifteen minutes drive from Port Elizabeth hotels making it convenient for the players and officials.
KEY MATCHES AND DATES:
• Saturday, 26 June 2010 - Round of 16
• Friday, 2 July 2010 - Quarter Final
• Saturday, 10 July 2010 - Third-Place Playoff
FIRST ROUND MATCHES AND DATES:
• Saturday 12 June 2010 - Korea Republic vs Greece
• Tuesday 15 June 2010 - Ivory Coast vs Portugal
• Friday 18 June 2010 - Germany vs Serbia
• Monday 21 June 2010 - Chile vs Switzerland
• Wednesday 23 June 2010 - Slovenia vs England
Mbombela Stadium
The Mbombela Stadium located just 7km outside of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga has been designed to ensure it enjoys a life beyond the 2010 World Cup tournament as an adaptable sports, entertainment and exhibition venue. Mbombela Stadium has been proposed as for both the first and second round matches with a capacity of just over 40,000. 
FIRST ROUND MATCHES AND DATES:
• Wednesday, 16 June 2010 - Honduras vs Chile
• Sunday, 20 June 2010 - Italy vs New Zealand
• Wednesday, 23 June 2010 - Australia vs Serbia
• Friday, 25 June 2010 - Korea DPR vs Côte d'Ivoire
Peter Mokaba Stadium


The Peter Mokaba Stadium is situated in Polokwane (previously known as Pietersburg), the capital of Limpopo, South Africa. The Peter Mokaba Stadium is the first world class football venue in the soccer mad province of Limpopo. Four two tier stands bring the seating capacity to 46,000. Peter Mokaba Stadium is named after the late Peter Mokaba, a controversial anti-apartheid activist who was born in Polokwane. 
FIRST ROUND MATCHES AND DATES:
• Sunday, 13 June 2010 - Algeria vs Slovenia
• Thursday, 17 June 2010 - France vs Mexico
• Tuesday, 22 June 2010 - Greece vs Argentina
• Thursday, 24 June 2010 - Paraguy vs New Zealand
Royal Bafokeng Stadium


The Royal Bafokeng Stadium will host first and second round matches for the FIFA™ World Cup in 2010. Located in Rustenburg in the North West Province, Royal Bafokeng was opened in 1999 and completely funded by the Royal Bafokeng community. (An administrative entity presiding over the world's richest platinum mines).
The capacity of the Royal Bafokeng was increased to 42,000 with the construction of two additional rows of seating on the second level. New electronic scoreboards, floodlights and a new public address system completed the requirements for it to host the first and second round matches of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
MATCHES AND DATES:
• Saturday, 12 June 2010 - England vs USA
• Tuesday, 15 June 2010 - New Zealand vs Slovenia
• Saturday, 19 June 2010 - Ghana vs Australia
• Tuesday, 22 June 2010 - Mexico vs Uruguay
• Thursday, 24 June 2010 - Denmark vs Japan
• Saturday, 26 June 2010 - Round of 16
Loftus Versfeld Stadium


In the city of Tshwane (Pretoria), Loftus Versfeld is situated 5 km from the city centre. To qualify for selection as a first and second round venue for the 2010 FIFA™ World Cup, the floodlights, sound system and scoreboard at Loftus Versfeld were upgraded and designated media areas were constructed in the lower level of the west stand. Loftus Versfeld Stadium is the homeground of the Sundowns Football Club, one of South Africa’s premiere professional clubs. Since 1977 Loftus Versfeld has undergone many renovations and its four major stands have been completely rebuilt.
FIRST ROUND MATCHES AND DATES:
• Sunday, 13 June 2010 - Serbia vs Ghana
• Tuesday, 15 June 2010 - South Africa vs Uraguay
• Friday, 18 June 2010 - Cameroon vs Denmark
• Wednesday, 23 June 2010 - USA vs Algeria
• Friday, 25 June 2010 - Chile vs Spain

8 comments:

Vania Moreira said...

Hi Riyan!
I loved this post because I'm crazy about soccer! I haven't seen all the new stadiums until now, and I must say that they are awesome!!! I'm counting the days until the opening match also because of the remarkable first time of the World Cup in Africa and after apartheid.

riyan said...

Hi Vania, i am glad you loved this and i wanted to post this because i am a crazy fan of soccer too :) guess what my favorite team is Brazil. Lotado! O Brasil inteiro está aqui dentro!

Vania Moreira said...

Wow, it is good to know that, thanks a lot! But you know, I don't like much our coach and our team this time...Brazil has so many good players nowadays, but Dunga (the coach's name) haven't chosen two of them that are rocking, such as Neymar and Ganso, both of them from Santos, do you know them? They are really very good. So, let's expect...

riyan said...

yeah.. i know so many Brazilians are disappointed with Dunga's selection. Wonder why this guy didn't select such a young and talented player.But there is a big hope with Kaka and Robinho right?

fazrul arhan said...

Not a soccer fan so much, but if i have to choose, same like you, Brazil :)

Vania Moreira said...

I hope so! But you know, Kaka is not 100% good, he has some physical problem...

Vania Moreira said...

Wow, three fans of Brazilian soccer in the same blog is a sign of luck!!!

riyan said...

@ Vania yeah i also heard he is still not much fit.lets hope for the best..
@ Fazrul welcome to the club mate :)

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