06 November 2009

2010 World Cup™ stadiums - Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria / Tshwane

Pretoria's Loftus Versfeld Stadium is one of the oldes stadiums in Southern Africa being used for major sporting events since 1903. The stadium got its first concrete structure, which could accommodate only 2,000 spectators, already in 1923. Located close to the heart of the city the venue is used for both rugby and football matches and is home to one of the country's top rugby teams, the Blue Bulls.

Minimal upgrading was undertaken in order for Loftus Versfeld to qualify as a venue for first and second round matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
btw - Bafana Bafana, South Africa's national football team, achieved its first ever victory over a European side at Loftus Versfeld when they beat Sweden 1-0 in 1999.

Loftus Versveld Stadium
Capacity: 50,000
match days: Saturday, 12 June | Wednesday, 16 June | Saturday, 19 June | Wednesday, 23 June | Friday, 25 June | Tuesday, 29 June

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