Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Stadiums in FIFA World Cup 2010

In anticipation of the FIFA World Cup 2010, which starts in South Africa on June 11, we invite you to look at the stadiums that will host international teams.

 1. Stadium Green Point in Cape Town
Capacity: 70 000
One of the few new stadiums built for the World Cup 2010, was named after the suburb in which it is located. Built on the site of the old stadium of the same name, a new "Green Point" is situated at the foot of Signal Mountain and has a short passage from the coast.

 2. Stadium «Nelson Mandela Bay», Port Elizabeth
Capacity: 49 500
New high-tech stadium opened June 7, 2009. The first sporting event held here June 16, 2009 - it was a match of rugby.

 3. Stadium Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg (also known as «Coca Cola Park»)
Capacity: 60,000
First built in 1928, this stadium for rugby was demolished and rebuilt in 1982. It is named in honor Dzh.D.Ellisa - Board member of Johannesburg. It is home stadium of FC «Orlando Pirates»
 4. Stadium Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Capacity: 50,000
Originally built in 1906 and significantly updated in 1977, the stadium has undergone minor changes since then. It is named after Robert Owen Loftus Versfelda, who according to legend, organized in Pretoria to football. Here trains FC «Sundowns».

5. Stadium Mbombela, Nelspruit
Capacity: 40,000
The brand new stadium, built specially for the 2010 World Cup. Despite the strike the workers and the problems with the ground, the stadium is ready to receive guests. To give the stadium an African atmosphere, all the seats were painted in a zebra pattern.

 6. Stadium Free State, Bloemfontein
Capacity: 45,000
Originally built in 1952. Then, to the Confederations Cup in 2009, has been updated. In anticipation CHMF 2010 South Africa is a massive urbanization. 

7. Stadium Peter Mokaba, Pietersburg
Capacity: 40,000
The stadium was built on the site of an existing sports complex. It is named in honor of Peter Mocabee - a political activist during the apartheid era and a member of the African National Congress.

8. Stadium Royal Bafokeng, Rustenburg
Capacity: 42,000
Built in 1999, the stadium is named in honor of the people of the tribe Bafokeng Stadium. To satisfy the standards of the stadium of the 2010 World CupHis, made some changes. 

 9. Stadium Moses Mabhida, Durban
Capacity: 70,000
This stadium was built specially for the World Cup in 2010 at the site of the old stadium «Kings Park», demolished in 2006. The stadium has an arch, similar in design to the new stadium «Wembley Stadium». The stadium is named in honor of the Secretary General of the South African Communist Party.

 10. Stadium Soccer City, Johannesburg
Capacity: 94,700
Built in 1987, this first international stadium in South Africa is the largest among those that will host matches of the FIFA World Cup 2010. This stadium is "seen" the first mass rally since the release of Nelson Mandela. At this stadium will take the first game and the final. Among the major changes: an increase in the upper tier to add seats and add 99 more suites (in the general account at the stadium suites, 184)


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