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Though many have expressed doubts that South Africa can successfully host an event of this magnitude, an in-depth look at the 10 spectacular stadiums selected as game venues is sure to surprise and impress sports fans the world over.
Johannesburg — Soccer City images via: The stadium is located in Soweto township and originally had a capacity of 80, but a major renovation undertaken in to prepare for the World Cup saw capacity rise to 94, — making it the largest sports stadium on the African continent.
Designbuild The new design of the Soccer City stadium is meant to evoke a traditional native ceramic cooking pot, with a ring of lights encircling the outside base to evoke the appearance of a cooking fire. MyBroadband The design meets practical as well as cosmetic concerns, as no seated spectator will be more than meters ft from the playing field and no seat will be hindered by an obstructed view.
Durban — Moses Mabhida Stadium images via: World Cup Blog and Fred Hatman Opened on November 28th,Moses Mabhida Stadium was designed as a flexible facility with a nominal capacity of 54, that can be expanded to 80, if the need requires. FIFA World Cup The extra seating is provided by an upper deck — the third of three — that can be quickly set up or knocked down.
One wonders what Mabhida would think of the prominent capitalist tone of an event like the FIFA World Cup being hosted in a stadium bearing his name. World Cup Ticketing Moses Mabhida Stadium centers an integrated sports and recreation complex that includes an adjacent indoor arena, a sports education institute and a football museum.
As for the stadium itself, the natural grass surface receives sufficient sunlight as the roof is not completely covered. Cape Town — Green Point Stadium images via: The 69, seat stadium was built on the site of a previous arena.
Brook Sport and Leisure Over the month-long course of the World Cup, Green Point Stadium will host 5 first-round matches, 1 second-round match, 1 quarter-final match and a single semi-final match. The opening first-round match between Uruguay and France begins on the evening of June 11th, Johannesburg — Ellis Park Stadium images via: One of the strangest took place on January 17th, when a linesman and 3 players were struck by sideline advertising boards blown onto the pitch by howling winds — luckily, none were seriously injured.
Guardian UK Such was not the case inhowever, when fans stampeded during a Premier Soccer League game between the Orlando Pirates and the Kaizer Chiefs, resulting in the deaths of 42 people.
Pretoria — Loftus Versfeld Stadium images via: Zimbio and Skyscraper City Loftus Versfeld Stadium has a capacity of 51, today but the site has hosted a wide range of sporting events since as far back as Guardian UK Its long history of frequent renovation and improvement served the stadium well in the run-up to the FIFA World Cup, as only minimal upgrades mainly affecting access infrastructure were required to bring the venue up to snuff.
The stadium has a capacity of 48, and provides soccer fans with a breathtaking view out over neighboring North End Lake. Telegraph UK and RFataar As a brand new facility, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium had the advantage of being built utilizing state-of-the-art construction techniques and materials.
Bloemfontein — Free State Stadium images via: The stadium is home to a pair of pro rugby teams:All episodes of FIFA World Cup. Homepage. Full coverage of England's final group match against Slovenia in Port Elizabeth. Full coverage of England's Group C match against Algeria in.
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Group C of the FIFA World Cup began on 12 June and ended on 23 June The group consisted of England, the United States, Algeria, and Slovenia. Only England and the United States had previously met at a World Cup: in , when the United States defeated England 1–0.