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South African stadiums

Soccer City

Soccer City, formerly known as the FNB Stadium, is a stadium located in the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa. Soccer City is currently the largest stadium in Africa. It was the site of Nelson Mandela’s first speech in Johannesburg after his release from prison. It was also the site of Chris Hani’s funeral. Construction cost: USD 440 million. Capacity: 91,141.

Moses Mabhida Stadium

The Moses Mabhida Stadium is a stadium in Durban, South Africa, named after Moses Mabhida, a former General Secretary of the South African Communist Party. The stadium has a planned capacity of 70,000 during the World Cup and 54,000 afterwards. (photo)

Cape Town Stadium

The Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa is a newly built stadium for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The stadium has a capacity of 69,070.

Ellis Park Stadium

Ellis Park Stadium, also known because of its sponsorship by The Coca-Cola Company as Coca-Cola Park, is a rugby union and association football stadium in the city of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa. It hosted the final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Following a USD 58 million naming rights deal with The Coca-Cola Company in 2008, the name of the stadium was officially changed to Coca-Cola Park.

Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Loftus Versfeld Stadium is a sports stadium situated in Pretoria, South Africa. The stadium has a capacity of 51,762 and is an all seater venue. Recently hosted the 2009 Currie Cup final.

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is a 48,000-seater stadium in Port Elizabeth.

The five-tier, USD 270million Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium was built overlooking the North End Lake, at the heart of the city.

Free State Stadium

The Free State Stadium, also known as Vodacom Park, is a stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa, used for rugby union, as well as football. It was originally built in 1995 for that year’s Rugby World Cup.

Peter Mokaba Stadium

The Peter Mokaba Stadium is a football stadium in Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg), South Africa. When completed in 2010 it will have a capacity of 46,000. It was named after Peter Mokaba, a former leader of the ANC Youth League.

Royal Bafokeng Stadium

The Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace is a football, rugby and athletics stadium in Phokeng near Rustenburg. . The capacity of the stadium was increased from 38,000 to 44,530 to be able to host five first round matches and one second round match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Mbombela Stadium

Mbombela Stadium is a newly built all seater 43,500-seat stadium. It is located on open land six kilometers west of Nelspruit.

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