FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa – Stadium Photos

FIFA World Cup 2010 match, one of the world’s largest event, you’ll want to know in places such as whether the best 32 teams will play five continents. Welcoming the 32 countries that escaped from a series of grueling but prestigious competition in the prequalification stage and then, South Africa presents the ten best stadiums. South Africa has made a major investment in building new stadiums and upgrading existing stadiums. There is no doubt that soccer fans will enjoy watching their favorite teams in these modern facilities.

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1.Soccer City Stadium
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Coordinates:26°14′5.27″S 27°58′56.47″ECoordinates: 26°14′5.27″S 27°58′56.47″E
Broke ground:1986
Opened:1989
Renovated:2009
Expanded:2009
Owner:The Stadia and Soccer Development Trust
Operator:South African Football Association
Surface:Grass
Construction:cost Rand 3.3 billion
(USD $ 440 million)
Architect:Boogertman & Partners, Populous
Capacity:91,141 (Association football)

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2.Ellis Park Stadium
Location:Corner of Currey and Staib Street, Doornfontein, Johannesburg
Broke ground:1927
Opened:1928
Owner:Golden Lions Rugby Union and Orlando Pirates F.C.
Operator:Ellis Park Stadium Pty (Ltd)
Surface:Grass
Construction cost :£5,000 GBP
Capacity:62,567 (Soccer and Rugby union)

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3.Cape Town Stadium
Location: Nelspruit
Coordinates:25°27′40″S 30°55′44″ECoordinates: 25°27′40″S 30°55′44″E
Broke ground:February 2007
Opened:October 2009
Owner:Mbombela Local Municipality
Operator:Platinum Sport
Surface:Rye grass &Desso GrassMaster
Construction cost :R1.05 billion
(USD $ 140 million)
Architect:R&L Architects
Capacity:43,589

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4.Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Location:70 Prince Alfred Road
North End
Port Elizabeth
South Africa
Coordinates:33°56′16″S 25°35′56″ECoordinates: 33°56′16″S 25°35′56″E
Broke ground:2007
Opened:2009 (first game)
2010 (official opening)
Owner:Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality
Operator:Access Facilities and Leisure Management (Pty) Limited
Surface:Grass
Construction cost:R2.05 billion (US$270million)
Architect:Architectural Design Associates(Pty)Ltd & Dominic Bonnesse Architects cc
Capacity:48 459

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5.Moses Mabhida Stadium
Location:Durban, South Africa
Broke ground:2006
Opened:November 28, 2009
Owner:Durban city council
Surface:Grass
Construction cost:R3.4 billion ($450 million)
Architect:Gerkan, Marg and Partners
Capacity:70,000 during World Cup, 54,000 afterwards (may be expanded to 80,000 for large scale events)

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6.Mbombela Stadium
Location:Nelspruit
Coordinates :25°27′40″S 30°55′44″ECoordinates: 25°27′40″S 30°55′44″E
Broke ground:February 2007
Opened:October 2009
Owner :Mbombela Local Municipality
Operator:Platinum Sport
Surface: Rye grass &Desso GrassMaster
Construction cost:R1.05 billion
(USD $ 140 million)
Architect:R&L Architects
Capacity:43,589

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7.Vodacom Park Stadium
Location:Bloemfontein, South Africa
Built:1995
Expanded:2007-08
Capacity:48,000

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8.Peter Mokaba Stadium
Location:Phokeng, South Africa
Opened:1999
Owner:Royal Bafokeng Nation
Capacity:44,530

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9.Loftus Versveld Stadium
Location:Pretoria, South Africa
Coordinates:25°45′12″S 28°13′22″ECoordinates: 25°45′12″S 28°13′22″E
Renovated:2008
Surface:Grass
Capacity: 51,762

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10.Peter Mokaba Stadium
Location:Polokwane, South Africa
Coordinates:23.924689°S 29.468765°ECoordinates: 23.924689°S 29.468765°E
Opened:2010
Surface:Desso GrassMaster
Construction cost:R1.24 billion (US$150 million)
Capacity:46,000