Green Point Stadium
Green Point Stadium will be a brand new venue in Cape Town built specifically for the 2010 World Cup being held in South Africa. The stadium is due to be handed over to the organisers in December 2009 and the building contractors say they are on target to achieve that goal. The stadium is being built in the Green Point suburb of Cape Town hence the name and is a 'Stone's Throw From The Ocean' according to the official stadium information.
The stadium will give the residents of Cape Town a world class multi-purpose stadium that can be used both during the tournament and after as a long lasting legacy of the event. It was decided that Cape Town would have a newly built stadium as opposed to using Newlands as that is used primarily as a Rugby Union venue. Tournament officials did not want to use too many Rugby specific stadiums for the World Cup and as such Green Point was conceived.
Green Point Stadium - 2010 World Cup Fixtures
The Stadium will have a capacity of 70,000 on completion and will play host to some of the biggest matches at the tournament, including England's second match of the tournament against Algeria. All in all it will host eight matches during the World Cup with the first match at the Green Point Stadium taking place on Friday 11th June between two Uruguay and France. As well as hosting five group matches, the Green Point Stadium will also host a last sixteen, quarter final and semi-final at the 2010 World Cup.
|Date||Time||TV||Match Preview & Odds||Stage|
|11th June||19:30||BBC||Uruguay 0 - 0 France||Group A|
|14th June||19:30||BBC||Italy 1 - 1 Paraguay||Group F|
|18th June||19:30||ITV||England 0 - 0 Algeria||Group C|
|21st June||12:30||BBC||Portugal v North Korea||Group G|
|24th June||19:30||BBC||Cameroon v Netherlands||Group E|
2010 World Cup Venues
Check out the other fixtures at the following 2010 World Cup venues: