Soccer City Stadium

The home of the South African national team and known more commonly as Soccer City or the FNB Stadium, the stadium was originally built opened in 1989 and with a capacity of 78,000 it was South Africa's 3rd largest stadium and located in Johannesburg.

To cope with the increased capacity expected with World Cup 2010 a major overhaul of the stadium was started in 2007. The updates to the stadium will create an additional 16700 seats taking the capacity to 94,700 and the number of executive boxes has been increased to 195 all this came at a cost of 1.5 billion rand (roughly £117 million).

The venue the flagship stadium for the 2010 World Cup an it is scheduled to hold the opening match of the tournament, four more first-round matches, one second-round match, one quarter-final and has the honour of hosing the 2010 World Cup Final.


Date Time Teams Round
11th June 2010 15:00 South Korea v Mexico Group A
14th June 2010 12:30 Netherlands v Denmark Group E
17th June 2010 12:30 Argentina v South Korea Group B
20th June 2010 19:30 Brazil v Cote d'Ivoire Group G
23rd June 2010 19:30 Ghana v Germany Group D
27th June 2010 19:30 Group B Winners v Group A runners up Round of 16
2nd July 2010 19:30 Match 49 winners v Match 50 winners Qtr Finals
11th July 2010 19:30 Match 61 winners v Match 62 winners Final

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2010 World Cup Advert

To help reduce the negative public opinion of how well South Africa would be as a host nation the First National Bank commissioned the following advertisement.