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What to do - 2010 World Cup Stadiums

Host cities and stadiums

Johannesburg, Gauteng Provence

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The economic hub of Africa, Johannesburg offers two stadiums.

Soccer City Stadium has a capacity of 95 000 seats. World Cup matches include five first-round, one second-round, one quarter-final, and the final match. The stadium is receiving a major upgrade due for completion in October 2009. Image to the right.

Ellis Park Stadium has a capacity of 61 000 seats. World Cup matches include five first-round, one second-round and one quarter-final match. The stadium upgrades are complete.

Johannesburg attractions include Gold Reef City, the restaurant-lined streets of Melville and Parktown, Newtown Cultural Precinct and Emmarentia Dam to name a few. The nearest airport is OR Tambo International.
Star City - Johannesburg
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    MediaClubSouthAfrica.com
    Photographer - 2010 Local Organising Committee


Loftus Stadium - Pretoria
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    Photographer - Chris Kirchhoff

Pretoria, Gauteng Provence

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Loftus Versfeld Stadium has a capacity of 50 000 seats. World Cup matches include five first-round and one second-round match.
The stadium upgrades are complete.

Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa, lying north of Johannesburg. Over 150 years old, attractions include the Voortrekker Monument, Magnolia Dell, National Botanic Gardens and the Union Buildings. The nearest airport is OR Tambo International.


Cape Town, Western Cape Province

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Greenpoint Stadium has a capacity of 70 000 seats. World Cup matches include five first-round, one second-round, one quarter-final and one semi-final match. The brand new construction is due for completion in October 2009.

In Table Bay on the Atlantic Ocean, lies South Africa's oldest city. Attractions include Table Mountain, Robin Island, a number of pristine beaches, nearby winelands and a rich cultural life. The nearest airport is Cape Town International Airport.
Cape Town Stadium - Cape Town
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    MediaClubSouthAfrica.com
    Photographer - 2010 Local Organising Committee


Artist's Impression Durban 2 Stadium - Durban
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    Photographer - 2010 Local Organising Committee

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Province

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Moses Mabhida Stadium has a capacity of 70 000 seats. World Cup matches include five first-round, one second-round and one semi-final match. The brand new construction is due for completion in October 2009.

The largest city in KwaZulu-Natal, popular Durban offers a year round warm subtropical climate and is the busiest port in South Africa. Attractions include Ushaka World, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Umhlanga Rocks and the Maritime Museum. The nearest airport is Durban International Airport.


Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province

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PE Stadium - Nelson Mandela Bay
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    Photographer - 2010 Local Organising Committee


Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium has a capacity of 50 000 seats. World Cup matches include five first-round, one second-round, one quarter-final, and the third-place play-off match. The brand new construction is complete.

Known as the Friendly City, Port Elizabeth lies in Nelson Mandela Bay on the windswept Wild Coast. Attractions include Port Elizabeth Oceanarium, Algoa Bay, Humewood Golf Course and the Port Elizabeth Apple Express to name a few. The nearest airport is Port Elizabeth Airport.


Bloemfontein, Free State Province

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Vodacom Park Stadium has a capacity of 48 000 seats. World Cup matches include five first-round and one second-round match. Stadium upgrades are complete.

The name 'Bloemfontein' means 'flower fountain'-the former capital of a Boer republic and now capital of the Free State is a pretty city with thousands of rose bushes and some poignant memorials. Attractions include the Anglo Boer War Museum, Boyden Observatory, the National Museum and Naval Hill to name a few. The nearest airport is Bloemfontein Airport.
Free State Stadium - Free State
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    MediaClubSouthAfrica.com
    Photographer - 2010 Local Organising Committee


Royal Bafokeng Stadium - Rustenburg
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    MediaClubSouthAfrica.com
    Photographer - Hannelie Coetzee

Rustenburg, North West Province

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Royal Bafokeng Stadium has a capacity of 42 000 seats. World Cup matches include four first-round and one second-round match. Stadium upgrades are complete.

Despite the area being one of the world's most heavily mined platinum regions, Rustenburg's tranquil streets are lined in beautiful Jacaranda trees. Attractions include Rustenburg Nature Reserve, the Rustenburg Ramble and the world heritage site, Cradle of Mankind. The Sun City Lost City complex is just a short drive away. The nearest airport is OR Tambo International.


Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province

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Mbombela Stadium has a capacity of 46 000 seats. World Cup matches include five first-round matches. The brand new construction is due for completion in October 2009.

The capital of the province, Nelspruit lies in the fertile valley of the Crocodile River, about 330km east of Johannesburg. Attractions include Chimpanzee Eden, the CrocRiver Enviro Park, Sudwala Caves and the Lowveld Botanical Garden. The nearest airport is Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.
Mbombela Stadium - Nelspruit
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    Photographer - Mbombela Local Municipality


Peter Mokaba Stadium - Polokwane
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    Photographer - 2010 Local Organising Committee

Polokwane, Limpopo Province

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Peter Mokaba Stadium has a capacity of 46 000 seats. World Cup matches include four first-round matches. The brand new construction is due for completion in October 2009.

Only a few hours' drive from the wildlife-rich Kruger National Park, Polokwane is also the province capital. Attractions include Bakone Malapa Northern Sotho Open-Air Museum and the Polokwane Game Reserve. Alternatively, take a guided tour to the home of Amarula liqueur to see how this unique South African drink is made. The nearest airport is OR Tambo International Airport.



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2010 Groups

Group A Group B
South Africa Argentina
Mexico Nigeria
Uruguay South Korea
France Greece
   
Group C Group D
England Germany
United States Australia
Algeria Serbia
Slovenia Ghana
   
Group E Group F
Netherlands Italy
Denmark Paraguay
Japan New Zealand
Cameroon Slovakia
   
Group G Group H
Brazil Spain
North Korea Switzerland
Ivory Coast Honduras
Portugal Chile


Second Round

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Third Place

Final


2010 Stadiums

Soccer City Stadium
Ellis Park Stadium
Royal Bafokeng Stadium
Moses Mabhida Stadium
Green Point Stadium
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Peter Mokaba Stadium
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Free State Stadium
Mbombela Stadium


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