23 October 2009

2010 World Cup™ stadiums - Soccer City in Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa's economic capital, is the only city in the 2010 tournament hosting two stadiums - Soccer City and Ellis Park. Soccer City is located in Johannesburg's southwest and is only a short distance from one of the country's football-crazy townships, Soweto. The original stadium, which was known as the FNB Stadium, is widely regarded as the "heart of football" in South Africa. It was the country's first international stadium, the stadium was hosting the first mass rally of Nelson Mandela after his release from prison in 1990 and the 1996 CAF African Cup of Nations final, in which South Africa eventually won 2-0 over Tunisia, was played in this venue.
In 2010 both the opening match and the final are going to be played in "Soccer City", Africa's largest stadium ever built.

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Soccer City
Capacity: 95,000
match days: Friday, 11 June | Monday, 14 June | Thursday, 17 June | Sunday, 20 June | Wednesday, 23 June | Sunday, 27 June | Friday, 02 July | Sunday, 11 July

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