Ten different stadiums throughout South Africa will host the 64 games of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. South Africa has made a major investment in building new stadiums and upgrading existing stadiums. There is no doubt that soccer fans will enjoy watching their favorite teams in these modern facilities.
The stadiums at a glance:
Ellis Park - This famous stadium, which lies near Johannesburg city center, will host five first round matches, one second round match and one quarter final match. The stadium has the capacity to hold 61,000 fans.
This stadium, near Soweto in Gauteng, has undergone a major upgrade in honor of 2010. Designed around the theme of a giant African calabash, the revamped stadium will host the opening and the final matches.
Greenpoint Stadium - A symbol of pride and joy for Cape Town's soccer lovers, this stadium has been built especially for 2010. Under the shadow of Table Mountain, this stadium has a capacity of 70,000.
Moses Mabhida Stadium - This stadium in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal has the capacity to hold 70,000 fans. The stadium will host six first round matches, one second round match and one semi-final match.
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium - Named after the great South African icon, this stadium is situated in the friendly city of Port Elizabeth and can accommodate 50,000 fans.
Mbombela Stadium - This stadium is on the outskirts of Nelspruit and is currently under construction. With space for 46,000 fans, the stadium will host four first round matches.
Vodacom Park - Located in Bloemfontein, a city that boasts a rich sporting heritage, the stadium is one of the largest in the Free State province with a capacity to seat 48,000 supporters.
Royal Bafokeng Stadium - This North West province stadium is found near the host city of Rustenburg and has the capacity to accommodate 42,000 people.
Loftus Versveld Stadium - A favorite stadium among South African sports enthusiasts, this stadium in Pretoria seats 50,000 fans.
Peter Mokaba Stadium - This Polokwane stadium is the pride and joy of soccer fans in Limpopo. With a capacity of 46,000, the Peter Mokaba Stadium will host four first round matches.