Cape Town Stadium
|Country||Republic of South Africa|
|Clubs||Cape Town Spurs FC, Cape Town City FC|
|Inauguration||23.01.2010 (Ajax Cape Town - Santos FC)|
|Contractor||Murray & Roberts|
Description: Cape Town Stadium
During the world Cup capacity was set at 64,100 spectators, but in current use it is around 55,000. Parts of the top tier alongside the pitch are temporary seating and appear only when demand exceeds capacity.
World Cup games
|Uruguay - France 0:0||64 100||11.06.2010||Group A|
|Italy - Paraguay 1:1||62 869||14.06.2010||Group F|
|England - Algeria 0:0||64 100||18.06.2010||Group C|
|Portugal - North Korea 7:0||63 644||21.06.2010||Group G|
|Cameroon - Netherlands 1:2||63 093||24.06.2010||Group E|
|Spain - Portugal 1:0||62 995||29.06.2010||Round of 16|
|Argentina - Germany 0:4||64 100||03.07.2010||Quarterfinal|
|Uruguay - Netherlands 2:3||62 479||06.07.2010||Semifinal|
Cape Town: DHL acquire naming rights for Cape Town Stadium
For the first time a stadium of the 2010 World Cup will actually have a naming rights partner. This ends a disappointing decade of no progress with commercialisation of the venue.
Cape Town: 162 new suites to be added to Cape Town Stadium
A decade after opening the beautiful stadium in Cape Town is still deep in the red. To increase its potential the number of suites is to grow by over 200% in what will be the most expensive upgrade of the facility.
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.
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.
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: 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.
Cape Town: Municipality insists stadium is no ‘white elephant’
Though only a handful of events took place at the Cape Town Stadium since 2010 World Cup, authorities claim a plan to make the venue more attractive is being put together - sport24.co.za informs.