World Cup 2010 stadiums (South Africa)
|Tournament name||Design||Construction||City||Country||Tournament capacity|
|Soccer City||See||See||Johannesburg||88 460|
|Cape Town Stadium||See||See||Cape Town||64 100|
|Durban Stadium||See||See||Durban||62 760|
|Ellis Park Stadium||Johannesburg||55 686|
|Loftus Versfeld Stadium||Pretoria||42 858|
|Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium||See||See||Port Elizabeth||42 486|
|Peter Mokaba Stadium||See||Polokwane||41 733|
|Mbombela Stadium||See||See||Nelspruit||40 929|
|Free State Stadium||Bloemfontein||40 911|
|Royal Bafokeng Stadium||Phokeng||38 646|
Johannesburg: FNB Stadium in risk of collapse?
Africa's largest stadium may be under threat from persistent illegal mining in the area. While the Department of Mineral Resources sees “no immediate threat”, Joburg mayor is of a very different opinion.
Cape Town: Naming rights for grabs as operating model changes
After years of being a major burden, will Cape Town Stadium finally climb out of the red? Not likely, but let's keep our fingers crossed. New managing company hopes to lure naming rights partner for the first time.
Cape Town: No football for CT Stadium again?
Ajax Cape Town may find themselves without a home ground for next season as plans are underway to have them evicted. This would leave the notorious World Cup stadium without football use again.
South Africa: Cape Town pushing for 500 million in damages
Mayor of Cape Town assured she won’t let go of former contractor WBHO until the city gets the demanded ZAR 500 million in damages for Cape Town Stadium.
South Africa: Any legacy plan for this World Cup stadium?
When they finally found a football tenant, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is about to lose the managing company. And no solid plan for the future is in place.
Cape Town: Extra revenue for World Cup stadium?
It may have been the most expensive stadium of the 2010 World Cup, but to this day it fails to generate revenue. Latest idea includes converting a parking site into commercial area.
Cape Town: World Cup stadium turned into… sewage treatment plant?
It may sound like a joke, but this proposal was raised by two large organizations who demand better sewage service in Cape Town. Second most radical proposal after simply demolishing Cape Town Stadium.
South Africa: Cape Town first to seek damages for tender rigging
After 2010 World Cup contractors were proven to rig tenders and inflate prices of many projects, now Cape Town is the first city to seek compensation.
Cape Town: “Anchor tenant would stem the bleeding”
Will Cape Town Stadium bleed out? Not likely, but consuming vast amounts of taxpayers money also isn’t a long-term solution. Managing company hopes to find a key tenant, but there’s little reason for optimism.
Report: How much did Brazil spend on World Cup stadiums?
Cost overruns and ‘white elephant’ fears are a frequent title lately. But reality isn’t black and white – Brazilian stadiums are hardly the most expensive ever and some seem to be a really good deal for the taxpayers.
Cape Town: New managing company for Cape Town Stadium
Yesterday saw the city council vote in favour of establishing a municipal entity to operate the stadium built for the 2010 World Cup. Last-minute effort to give it away was dropped.
Cape Town: Hot debate over stadium demolition
One in five citizens of Cape Town would like the 2010 World Cup stadium to be torn down. Some estimate the entire demolition cost to be half the loss generated every year by the giant. But majority still want to give it time and find a business model.
South Africa: More details on massive collusion before 2010 World Cup
Competition Commission revealed that the country’s biggest contractors agreed to share contracts ahead of the 2010 tournament on condition that each of them would earn at least 17.5% on their works. This led to giant inflation of costs for municipalities.
South Africa: Cities to demand massive compensations for rigged stadium tenders
At least five cities are considering legal challenges against contractors rigging their bids and inflating stadium cost for own gain. In the case of Cape Town even 30% of the stadium budget may have been charged wrongly, according to Associated Press.
Cape Town: Residents furious over planned changes to Cape Town Stadium
When it was still only on paper, the new stadium at Green Point met with strong opposition from local residents. So a ban on commercial outlets inside was announced. Now authorities want to waive the ban, but show little evidence this will improve the venue's financials – say residents.
South Africa: Collusion inflated prices of most expensive stadia
Two most expensive venues of the 2010 World Cup had their costs rigged by contractors – ongoing inquiry reveals. Their price tags rose significantly throughout construction – Cape Town Argus reports. Will cities get their money back now?
South Africa: Sponsor wins battle over national stadium name
It wasn’t until High Court’s decision that First National Bank secured its rights to be the naming rights owner for Soccer city. The latter name may no longer be used in official communication by third parties.
South Africa: Durban stadium needs a tenant
Brand new Moses Mabhida Stadium was built for the 2010 World Cup just next to the existing Kings Park. But to date it stands empty most of the time, while its older neighbour gets most of the events. City authorities are hoping to change that – Independent Online reports.
South Africa: Trade unions eager to dismantle Cape Town Stadium
Congress of the South African Trade Unions says Cape Town’s Greenpoint stadium should be dismantled and turned into low-cost housing. Architects and engineers say it’s possible, “Business Day” reports.
Durban: World Cup stadium in the red or not?
On one hand people hear that Moses Mabhida Stadium has generated a big income since the 2010 World Cup. On the other the cost may have been even higher – IOL.co.za informs.