Soccercity

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.

Fixtures

DateTimeTeamsRound
11th June 201015:00South Korea v MexicoGroup A
14th June 201012:30Netherlands v DenmarkGroup E
17th June 201012:30Argentina v South KoreaGroup B
20th June 201019:30Brazil v Cote d'IvoireGroup G
23rd June 201019:30Ghana v GermanyGroup D
27th June 201019:30Group B Winners v Group A runners upRound of 16
2nd July 201019:30Match 49 winners v Match 50 winnersQtr Finals
11th July 201019:30Match 61 winners v Match 62 winnersFinal


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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.