Johannesburg’s Soccer City Stadium now stands as South Africa’s most iconic stadium. Read on to know more on the stadium and the matches to be played at the same.

Soccer City Stadium

Johannesburg’s Soccer City Stadium, arguably, enjoys the distinction of being South Africa’s most impressive stadium. The spectacularly renovated stadium will host the first match and the finals (last match) of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The Soccer City Stadium is the home stadium of the Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa’s biggest home grown football team. A colossal sum of US$310 million was spent on the reconstruction of the stadium for the FIFA World Cup. The stadium, on any given day can play host to a crowd of 94,000 fans, a far cry from the stadium’s previous capacity of 78,000 fans.

The ground of the Soccer City Stadium gains its inspiration from the calabash, the legendary African pot. The ground looks best at night, when the lights of the stadium are turned on. Soccer City is located in the south-western part of Johannesburg and enjoys proximity to Soweto, South Africa’s famous football-crazy township. The closeness to Soweto on match days will lead to a constant flow of a large number of fans into the stadium. The stadium also boasts of maintaining a parking area that can put up with around 15,000 cars. However, due to the frenzy that will surround the stadium on a match day, it is best reached by a park and ride bus.

A lot of money has gone into giving the Soccer City Stadium the facelift that it now enjoys. It comprises done up VIP areas, reconstructed changing rooms, a new encircling roof, upgraded floodlights and the highly sophisticated outer terracotta shell, the calabash. The Soccer City stadium is also known as the FNB Stadium.
Matches To Be Held At The Soccer City Stadium

The schedule for the matches to be held at the Soccer City Stadium is given below.
June 11
Group A
South Africa Vs Mexico
June 14
Group E
Netherlands Vs Denmark
June 17
Group B
Argentina Vs Korea Republic
June 20
Group G
Brazil Vs Côte d'Ivoire
June 23
Group D
Ghana Vs Germany           
June 27
Round of 16 
1B Vs 2A      
July 02
W49 Vs W50
July 11
W61 Vs W62

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