FIFA 2010 SOCCER WORLD CUP IN SOUTH AFRICA
SOCCER STADIUMS


Ten stadiums will be used for the 2010 Soccer World Cup - www.classicencounters.com

Ten stadiums will be used for the 2010 tournament (clockwise from top left): Soccer City in Johannesburg, Gauteng; Ellis Park in Johannesburg, Gauteng; Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, North West; Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo; Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga; Loftus Versveld in Pretoria, Gauteng; King Senzangakhona Stadium in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal; Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape; Greenpoint Stadium in Cape Town, Western Cape; and Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, Free State.
 

Soccer City (Johannesburg) - The Soccer City stadium near Soweto in Johannesburg is to undergo a major upgrade for the 2010 tournament, with a new design inspired by traditional African pottery and a revamped capacity for 104 000 football fans. The stadium will hold the final and opening matches, five first-round matches, one second-round match and one quarter-final.

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An artist's impression of the new and upgraded Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg (Image: South Africa 2010 Local Organising Committee)

Ellis Park (Johannesburg) - Ellis Park, which lies near the Johannesburg city centre, is to undergo minor upgrades for 2010, and has a capacity of 60 000. It will host five first-round matches, one second-round and one quarter-final.

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Greenpoint Stadium (Cape Town) - Greenpoint Stadium is to be specially built for 2010, with a view out over Table Bay and the magnificent vista of Table Mountain forming a backdrop behind it. The stadium will have an all-weather retractable dome roof and a capacity of 70 000. It will host six first-round matches, one second-round, one quarter-final and one semifinal match.

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King Senzangakhona Stadium (Durban) - The stunning King Senzangakhona Stadium is to be specially built, with a walkway connecting it to the Durban beachfront. With a capacity of 80 000, it will host six first-round matches, one second-round, and one semifinal match.

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Nelson Mandela Stadium (Port Elizabeth) - Also to be specially built for 2010, the Nelson Mandela Stadium will have a capacity of 50 000. It will host five first-round matches, one second-round, one quarter-final, and the third-place playoff.

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Loftus Versveld (Pretoria) - Loftus Versveld stadium is to undergo minor upgrades for 2010, and has a capacity of 45 000. It will host four first-round matches and one second-round.

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Free State Stadium (Bloemfontein) - Currently known as Vodacom Park, the Free State Stadium is to have a major upgrade, with a third tier added, increasing its capacity to 45 000. It will host five first-round matches and one second-round.

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Royal Bafokeng Stadium (Rustenburg) - Built by the platinum-rich Bafokeng community, the Royal Bafokeng Stadium is to undergo a minor upgrade, increasing its capacity to 45 000. It will host four first-round matches and one second-round.

Royal Bafokeng Stadium - 2010 Soccer World Cup - www.classicencounters.com

Peter Mokaba Stadium (Polokwane) - The stadium is to undergo a major upgrade, increasing its capacity to 40 000. It will host four first-round matches.

Peter Mokaba Stadium (Polokwane)-  2010 Soccer World Cup - www.classicencounters.com

Mbombela Stadium (Nelspruit) - To be specially built for 2010, the stadium has a capacity of 30 000 and will host four first-round matches.

Mbombela Stadium (Nelspruit) - 2010 Soccer World Cup - www.classicencounters.com

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