FIFA World Cup 2010 Venues

by on June 3, 2010
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Venue 1: Soccer City, Johannesburg

The host of FIFA World Cup 2010 is South Africa. There are 10 venues in this World Cup. Soccer City is one of them. This stadium is located in Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa. In South Africa Johannesburg is the wealthiest province. This city is one of the 40 biggest metropolitan in the world.

The formal name of Soccer City is FNB stadium. This stadium is located in Soweto area of Jozi. Soccer City is the biggest stadium of South Africa.

The capacity of this stadium is 95,000 approximately. This stadium is more suitable than Elis Park stadium. A major update has been done to this stadium for FIFA World Cup 2010. This huge responsibility goes to a Dutch company BAM. The construction cost of this stadium is approximately 440 USD. The architect of this stadium is Boogertman & Partners. The surface of this stadium is grass. And the owner of this stadium is “The Stadia Soccer Development Trust”. The soccer city is operated by South African Football Association. This stadium was first opened in 1989. In 1989, the capacity of this stadium was 80,000. The opening and the final match will be held at Soccer City.

Moses Mabhida Stadium

Another venue of FIFA World Cup 2011 is Moses Mabhida Stadium. It is located in Durban. This ground was opened in 2009. The owner of this ground is Durban City Council. The surface of Moses Mabhida stadium is grass. The architects of this stadium were Gerkan, Marg and Partners. The capacity of Moses stadium is going to be 70,000 during the World Cup. The Field size is (320 x 280 x 45) m.

Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town stadium is a new one in South Africa. It was built for the FIFA World Cup 2010. This stadium is situated in Green Point. The owner is the City of Cape Town. The capacity of the stadium is approximately 70,000. 8 World Cup matches will be held at this stadium including a semi-final match.

Elis Park Stadium

Ellis Park stadium is known as Coca-Cola Park as well. This stadium is also located in Johannesburg. The capacity of Ellis Park stadium is approximately 62,500. 7 World Cup matches will be held at this stadium including a quarter-final match. The owner is Golden Lions Rugby Union and Orlando Pirates F.C. And this stadium is operated by Ellis Park Stadium Pty (LTD).

Loftus Versfeld Stadium

This is another venue of World Cup 2010. This stadium is located in Pretoria, South Africa. It was named after the founder of organized sports in Pretoria, Robert Owen Loftus Versfeld. The Currie Cup final was hosted on this stadium. The capacity of Loftus Versfeld stadium is 52,000 approximately. 5 group matches and 1 second round match will be held on this stadium during FIFA World Cup 2010.

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Nelson Mandela Bay stadium is another host of FIFA World cup 2010. It is located in Port Elizabeth. The capacity of this stadium is approximately 48,000. With green surface field, the dimension is 105×68 meter. The owner of this stadium is Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality. 8 World Cup matches will be held here. This stadium is operated by Access Facilities and Leisure Management (Pty) Limited. The construction cost of this stadium was 270 million USD.

Free State Stadium

Another name of Free State Stadium is Vodacom Park. It is situated in Bloemfontein. Capacity of this stadium is approximately 48,000. 6 World Cup matches will be held on this stadium including a 2nd round match.

Peter Mokaba Stadium

Another venue of FIFA World Cup 2010 is Peter Mokaba Stadium. This stadium is located in Polokwane which is known as Pietersburg. This is a new stadium and made for the World Cup. The capacity of Peter Mokaba Stadium is approximately 46,000. Surface of this stadium is Desso GrassMaster. The total construction cost of this stadium was 150 million USD. 4 group matches will be held in this stadium.

Royal Bafokeng Stadium

Royal Bafokeng stadium is situated in Phokeng, South Africa. Phokeng is located near Rustenburg. The capacity of the stadium is approximately 45,000. This stadium is managed by Royal Bafokeng Nation. For FIFA World Cup, the capacity of this stadium was increased from 38,000 to 45,000. This stadium was opened in 1999. 6 World Cup matches will be held on this stadium.

Mbombela Stadium

Mbombela is another venue of FIFA World Cup 2010. This stadium is located in Nelspruit. The capacity of this stadium is approximately 44,000. The surface of this stadium is Rye grass and Desso GrassMaster. The owner of Mbombela is the Local Municipality. And this stadium is operated by Platinum Sport. 6 group stage matches will be held at this stadium.


These were the venues of FIFA World Cup 2010.

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