Archive for April, 2010

Latest World Cup News – 42 days to go

April 29, 2010

42 days till the kick off of the 19th Fifa World Cup to be held in South Africa;

Sir Geoff Hurst on Englands chances; “Rooney is the one player that England cannot afford to be without, Wayne, with the season he has had for Manchester United and England, needs to be playing. Apart from Rooney, you can’t afford to lose a Steven Gerrard or a Frank Lampard. If we don’t, we have got a chance.”
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=1201567/index.html

According to South African news paper, the Daily Voice, the opening game and world cup final should not be held in Joburg at the newly built Soccer City but at the Cape Town Stadium. “With just 43 days to go before South Africa take on Mexico in the opening game on June 11, contractors at Soccer City are still working feverishly to complete it before they hand it over to Fifa on May 20. During a tour of the Soweto stadium last week, construction workers were still busy putting up fencing, painting walls and working on air-conditioning.”
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=4&art_id=nw20100428111047621C521577&set_id=

Another South African fan claims that he has been issued with the wrong ticket. This time Kagaar Davids says he has been issued with 8 wheelchair tickets instead of his 8 standard category 4 tickets!
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=139&art_id=vn20100427120502620C596206

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Cape Town Stadium Tours

April 28, 2010

Tours of the 2010 world cup venue, the Cape Town Stadium, are underway from Tuesday to Saturday up untill the 14th May.

Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town Stadium 23rd April 2010

The tours are at set times 10am, 12pm and 2pm and the tour includes access to the stands, players’ changing rooms, VIP/hospitality area and the feared prison cell, sadly you wont be able to get down to the pitch!

It is reported that all tours are fully booked, but if you arrive early there are always cancelations with your best bet being on a Saturday.

For more information opening times and prices, call  +27 (0)21 430 7346

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Cape Town World Cup Ticket Update

April 26, 2010

All eight games for the 2010 World Cup in Cape Town have been reserved meaning that there are currently none available to the public.

Fifa have said there is a chance that small groups of tickets could become available in the future, this is thought to be when corporate ticket holders let their allocations go.

The 68,000 seater Cape Town stadium will be at capacity for every game, meaning that 544,000 fans will attend games in Cape Town!

Cape Town Stadium

In other news a Durban man sat in a ticketing que for 17 hours in Cape Town to be first in line only to recieve the wrong tickets. Mahesh Singh thought he had left the ticketing office with seven match tickets to the semi final on the 7th July in Durban only to find a few minutes later that he had bought seven tickets to the group match between Nigeria and South Korea instead.

Mr Singh is currently battling with Fifa and Match, the official ticketing company, in order to rectify the problem as he claims he filled out the forms correctly.

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Fifa World Cup Tickets

April 23, 2010

Fifa World Cup Ticket

I have two for Portugal Vs Korea and two for France Vs Uruguay for my dad and I 🙂

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Earplugs for the 2010 World Cup

April 22, 2010

The vuvuzela, a large horn that is blown at many if not all South African football games could come under fire after recent research has shown that football games at the world cup could cause long term ear damage due to the noise inside stadiums.

South African standards for occupational noise required hearing protection for workers exposed to levels of 85 decibels and above. 10 football fans attended a PSL game at a 30,000 seater fifa approved stadium and wore personal sound exposure meters and had them fixed to their shoulders.

The researchers said the average sound exposure experienced by the participants during the almost two hours they spent in the stadium was 100.5 decibels. The peak exposure exceeded 140 decibels for eight of the ten participants, with the maximum peak reaching 144.2.

As a fan attending two games with my father I am not looking forward to this noise but I am glad to hear that a South African company is marketing foam earplugs specially designed for the World Cup, more news on these as they are released.

For more news; http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=31&art_id=nw20100421221436132C954886

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Cape Town Stadium

April 21, 2010

Cape Town Stadium

The Cape Town Stadium is a newly built stadium for the 2010 World Cup and was built in the same area as the old Green Point stadium in the Atlantic seaboard suburb of Green Point.

The beautiful new stadium can be found between Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean, close to the Cape Town city centre and to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. The stadium has seating capacity of 69,070. Once the World Cup is over seating will be removed in order to bring the maximum capacity down to 55,000.

Cape Town Stadium

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Cape Town World Cup Matches

April 19, 2010

World Cup games to be played in Cape Town;

– Friday 11th June sees Uruguay v France kick off 20:30 in Group A
– Monday 14th June see Italy v Paraguay kick off 20:30 in Group F
– Friday 18 June sees England v Algeria kick off 20:30 in Group C
– Monday 21 June sees Portugal v Korea DPR kick off13:30 in Group G
– Thursday 24 June sees Cameroon v Netherlands 20:30 Group E
– Tuesday 29 June Second Round – 16 Teams kick off 21:30
– Saturday 3 July Quarter Final kick off 16:00
– Tuesday 6 July Semi Final kick off 21:30

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