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The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be staged at 10 venues across nine South African cities:

Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Nelspruit, Polokwane, Bloemfontein, Rustenburg and Pretoria. Johannesburg, South Africa’s economic capital, will be home to two World Cup stadiums, Soccer City and Ellis Park.

Numerous exciting preparations are underway for the FIFA World Cup 2010. Five of South Africa's football stadiums are undergoing major upgrades. They are the two stadiums Soccer City and Coca-Cola Park in Johannesburg, Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria, the Royal Bafokeng stadium in Mafikeng (North West Province), and Vodacom Park in Bloemfontein (Free State).

Brand new stadiums are going to be built at Mbombela in Mpumalanga and at the Nelson Mandela Metro (Port Elizabeth surrounds) in the Eastern Cape. Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane (Limpopo), Moses Mabidha Stadium in Durban and Cape Town's Green Point stadium will all be entirely rebuilt. 

Kings Park (King Senzangakhona Stadium) and Green Point stadium will develop into totally new multi-sport amenities.

Cape Town Stadium will be constructed with a retractable dome to shelter spectators and players should Cape Town's changeable winter weather become unfavourable.

 

2010 World Cup Stadiums

Soccer City Johannesburg

South Africa’s national football stadium, Soccer City was built in 1987 and is home to the South African Football Association. Host to the 1996 African Cup of Nations, Soccer City is South Africa’s prime football venue and it will be the most important venue for the 2010 FIFA World Cup - the kick-off site for the opening and the final match. At the moment it has a seating capacity for 80 000 people and will be enlarged to accommodate 94 700 people for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Soccer City is the main match venue for Bafana Bafana, as well as the simmering contests between local Soweto rivals, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.

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 

 

Coca-cola Ellis Park Stadium

Built in 1927, Coca-Cola Park (formerly Ellis Park) hosted its first rugby international test in 1928. It rocketed to international fame when it hosted the final game of the 1995 Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and New Zealand. The Springboks triumphed over the All Blacks in a knuckle biting final that burst into nationwide jubilation.

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 


Loftus Versfeld Stadium Pretoria

One of South Africa’s top stadiums with a seating capacity for 45 000 people and situated in South Africa’s capital Pretoria (Tshwane), Loftus Versfeld was one of the primary venues for the 1995 Rugby World Cup. It’s also the home turf of the Premier Soccer League dynamos Mamelodi Sundowns, the Blue Bulls Currie Cup rugby team and the Bulls Super 12 rugby squad.

In addition to being one of South Africa’s premier sporting venues, Loftus Versfeld is also a thriving venue for big concerts.

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 


Moses Mabhida Stadium Durban

The Mbombela Stadium is one of the new stadiums to be constructed for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Located just 8 km north of Nelspruit, the closest venue to the hugely popular Kruger National Park, it promises to be a popular and convenient location for a football safari. The brand new elevated stadium will be able to seat 40,000 people and have excellent views from all positions.

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 


Free State Stadium Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein certainly doesn’t lack when it comes to sports facilities and there’s a fine assortment – the 38 000-seater Free State Stadium is companion to an international standard athletics stadium, the Goodyear Park cricket grounds which is used for international matches, an artificial turf hockey stadium and great tennis facilities.

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 


Green Point Stadium Cape Town

The Cape Town Stadium will be a fundamental upgrade of the Green Point Stadium, a multi-purpose sports facility situated between Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Town's seaboard suburb of Green Point. Still in its planning phase, the African Renaissance Stadium is scheduled to be completed by June 2008 and will provide seating for 68,000 people. It will be constructed with a retractable dome to shelter spectators and players should Cape Town's unpredictable winter weather become unfavourable.

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 


Mbombela Stadium Nelspruit

The Mbombela Stadium is one of the new stadiums to be constructed for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Located just 8 km north of Nelspruit, the closest venue to the hugely popular Kruger National Park, it promises to be a popular and convenient location for a football safari. 

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 Polokwane

The Peter Mokaba Stadium in the Limpopo Province is one more venue set to score from a major revamp – another excellent spin-off from South Africa’s successful 2010 FIFA World Cup bid. Once renovations are completed it will comfortably seat 40 000 people and be equipped with stylish international standard facilities. 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 


Nelson Mandela Stadium

The first and second round 2010 World Cup matches will be hosted at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Port Elizabeth and the Eastern Cape are soon to become beneficiaries of a brand new futuristic multi-purpose stadium with seating for 49 500 spectators. Scheduled to be completed in June 2007, it will be conveniently located near the N2 highway, just a few kilometres from the coast and the port of Coega. 

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium cost around R2.1 billion to build.

 

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 

 

Royal Bafokeng Stadium

The Royal Bafokeng Stadium will host first and second round matches for the FIFA™ World Cup in 2010.

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 

 

 

Author's note: REf:http://www.sa-venues.com/2010.htm
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