Soccer City Stadium
The Soccer City Stadium will be the main hub for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa as it will host both the opening match as well as the final among others. The stadium itself was first built in 1987 but has recently gone through a major refurbishment with 2010 in mind to raise the capacity to a whopping 94,700. The Soccer city Stadium is located in Johannesburg and is a football specific stadium that has hosted big events in the past including the 1996 African Cup of Nations Final.
The stadium is likely to be the focal point for the tournament with the stadium being lit up at night which is expected to provide spectacular views for the fans as well as TV audiences around the world. The stadium is designed on ‘The Calabash’ which is the African Pot as the organisers felt it would be instantly recognizable as an African Stadium using the Pot design.
In total the Stadium is due to host eight matches during the tournament including the opening Match on Friday June 11th and the World Cup Final which will take place a month later on Sunday 11th July. The stadium is bar far the biggest venue being used for the World Cup which means it will host the most prestigious matches of the entire event.
Soccer City Stadium - 2010 World Cup Fixtures
The following 2010 World Cup fixtures will be played at the Soccer City Stadium and the World Cup draw has ensured that hosts South Africa will kick off the 2010 World Cup at this stadium versus Mexico. As well as these group matches, the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg will host a last sixteen matc, a quarter-final and the World Cup Final itself on the 11th July.
|Date||Time||TV||Match Preview & Odds||Stage|
|11th June||15:00||ITV||South Africa 1 - 1 Mexico||Group A|
|14th June||12:30||ITV||Netherlands 1 - 0 Denmark||Group E|
|17th June||15:00||ITV||Argentina 4 - 1 South Korea||Group B|
|20th June||19:30||BBC||Brazil v Ivory Coast||Group G|
|23rd June||19:30||ITV||Ghana v Germany||Group D|
2010 World Cup Venues
Check out the other fixtures at the following 2010 World Cup venues: