Posts Tagged ‘Cape Town Stadium’

Ajax Cape Town

November 29, 2010

The local Cape Town football team, Ajax Cape Town have been given the go ahead to use the Cape Town stadium for the 2010-2011 season and have so far remained undefeated there winning two of their games 2 -0 and drawing 1 – 1.

Here we can see the Ajax team before a game at the stadium.

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Netherlands 3 – 2 Uruguay

July 7, 2010

The Netherlands march on to the final which will be held in Johannesburg at the soccer city stadium on Sunday 11th July.

The Netherlands saw off a good Uruguay team who provided a good challenge to the Dutch side who will meet the winners of the second Semi Final to be played out between Germany and Spain in Durban.

News from around the web;

Full match review at Fifa.com
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249719/match=300061512/summary.html

Van Marwijk ‘so proud’ of Dutch;
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/world_cup_2010/8794957.stm

Dutch will become complacent;
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jul/06/holland-uruguay-bert-van-marwijk

Screaming lord Dutch;
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/worldcup2010/3044180/Gio-van-Bronckhorst-is-Screamin-Lord-Dutch-as-Holland-beat-Uruguay.html

Cape Town has the best pitch

May 27, 2010

Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke says Cape Town Stadium has the best pitch of all the 2010 soccer World Cup venues. Jermoe was talking at the ceremonial handover of the 68,000 seater stadium to Fifa ahead of the start of 2010 World Cup.

Cape Town Stadium Green Grass

Cape Town Stadium Grass

He was quoted as saying “It’s definitely the best pitch we have during all this World Cup, if you compare with all the other stadiums.. I’m sorry for the other stadiums, but it’s a fact.”

This comes after Fifa told all stadiums back in November 2009 that the grass that was being grown in South Africa, a local African kikuyu grass, was not green enough for television. Instead all stadiums had to replace the kikuyu grass with a European ryegrass.

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Cape Town Stadium Facts

May 20, 2010
Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town Stadium Facts

  • 96 000m3 of concrete were used to build Cape Town Stadium.
  • The roof weighs 4 700 tons
  • Some 9 000 glass panels were used to cover 37 000m2 of roof
  • There are 500 toilets and 360 urinals
  • The stadium has 115 entry turnstiles
  • There are 16 lifts in the building
  • More than 2 500 workers were employed on site during construction
  • The stadium was openend on 14 December 2009
  • To contruct the stadium it cost R4.4 billion ($600 million)
  • The monthly electric bill for the stadium is R350 000, excluding VAT
  • A new road was openend to service the stadium, Granger Bay Boulevard
  • The stadiums coordinates are 33°54′12.46″S 18°24′40.15″E
  • 3 architects were used in designing and building the stadium GMP Architects, Louis Karol Architects, Point Architects
  • The operator of the stadium is SAIL/Stade de France
  • The owner of the Cape Town stadium is the City of Cape Town

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Cape Town Stadium Tour Images

May 2, 2010

On the 1st May I went along for a tour of the new Cape Town Stadium and took these pictures;

Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town 2010 World Cup Stadium

The view of the signal hill is impressive as you get a real sense of the shapes and style – but up close and inside the stadium its a whole different aspect! The sheer size and complexity of the curved design really takes your breath away!

Curve of the Cape Town stadium

Cape Town Stadium is ultra modern as well as stylish and having already held three extremely successful test events over the last three months it will be clearly be the jewel in the crown of all South African (and African?) stadiums.

Scored board at Cape Town Stadium

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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 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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