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[THE 10 FOOTBALL STADIUMS FOR THE FIFA WORLD CUP 2010 - SOUTH AFRICA- FACTS . . .cont]

 

 

ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM - FIFA World Cup 2010Photo: Local Organising Committee
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ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM
The Royal Bafokeng Stadium, in Rustenburg, was built by the Bafokeng Nation, which owns much of the platinum-mining rights in North West province. It underwent minor renovations for the World Cup, increasing its capacity from 38,000 to 44,530 seats, with the main west stand enlarged and given a new cantilever roof.
Capacity: 44,530 seats
Status: Upgrade
Architect: BSP Architects
Contractor: No main contractor
Construction began: September 2007

FREE STATE STADIUM - World Cup 2010

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FREE STATE STADIUM
Home to the Cheetahs rugby team and Bloemfontein Celtic football team, Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein. It was built in 1952 and upgraded in 2008 to increase its capacity to 45,058 seats, as well as improve security, lighting and turnstiles.
Status: Upgrade
Architect: ACG Architects
Contractor: Ruwacon / Meyker Re Teng Construction / Ikaneng Developments / Promania 128 joint venture
Construction began: September 2007

MBOMBELA STADIUM - FIFA World Cup 2010

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MBOMBELA STADIUM
With host city Nelspruit's proximity to the Kruger National Park, Mbombela Stadium has a quirky wildlife theme, with large giraffe-shaped orange girders facing outwards on its exterior, and funky zebra stripes on the seats inside. A totally new construction, the stadium has a capacity of 43,589 seats.
Status: New construction
Cost: R1.05-billion (US$140-million)
Architect: RL Architects
Contractor: Basil Read / Bouygues joint venture
Construction began: February 2007

PETER MOKABA STADIUM - FIFA World Cup 2010

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PETER MOKABA STADIUM
With a design inspired by the baobab tree, a common sight in Limpopo province, the new Peter Mokaba Stadium in the city of Polokwane has a capacity of 45,264 seats.
Status: New construction
Cost: R1.24-billion (US$150-million)
Architect: Prism Architects
Contractor: WBHO / Paul joint venture
Construction began: March 2007

 

  Apart from the 10 stadiums, the South African Authorities also implemented many infrastructure related projects including upgrading airport facilities, road and rail systems. Common to all the works was to ensure a legacy for the future to ensure that the investments will benefit society in the future. [CW]  
 

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