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THE 10 FOOTBALL STADIUMS FOR THE FIFA WORLD CUP 2010

THE 10 FOOTBALL STADIUMS FOR THE FIFA WORLD CUP 2010
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It is not that long ago that the construction industry in South Africa was being heavily criticised because there was no way that the various stadiums could be completed in time for the numerous football games that are part of the 4-yearly World Cup organised by FIFA. All credit to South Africa for demonstrating that they are able to deliver projects built to very high standards. The following is a short summary of the ten stadiums used and the works done. Following are selected articles on some of the works associated with the construction phases.

 

SOCCER CITY STADIUM - FIFA World Cup 2010© MediaClubSouthAfrica.com

SOCCER CITY STADIUM
Soccer City, on the outskirts of Soweto, is the flagship stadium for the World Cup. It is a huge structure modelled on the shape of the calabash, an African cooking pot. Originally built in 1987, it has been enlarged and completely transformed in a massive reconstruction, with the west stand the only remaining section of the original stadium. For the World Cup it will have a capacity of 94 500 seats, and 88 430 thereafter, making it the largest stadium on the African continent.
Status: Major upgrade
Cost: R3.3-billion (US$ 440-million)
Architect: Boogertman Urban Edge
Contractor: Grainaker-LTA / Interbeton joint venture
Upgrade began: 1 February 2007

 

 

ELLIS PARK STADIUM - FIFA World Cup 2010© MediaClubSouthAfrica.com

ELLIS PARK STADIUM
Ellis Park, located in the city of Johannesburg and is normally the home to the Golden Lions rugby club and Orlando Pirates football club. It was used for South Africa's win in the 1995 Rugby World Cup. An existing stadium built in 1982, it underwent minor upgrades for the World Cup.
Capacity: 61,639 seats
Status: Minor upgrade
Cost: R550 000 (US$7 200)
Architect: DBM Architects

 

 

 

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