South African Stadiums : Vol 1

Since football fever is seriuosly hitting South Africa, and there are only 31 days left until the world cup. We here at OIJOZI thought we would start giving all y’all some info about the awesome stadiums being used for the World Cup.

And the first one is our very own…


Name: Soccer City Stadium (FNB Stadium)
Year completed: 1989
Cost: R 2,2 billion
Capacity: 94,700
Home to Kaizer Chiefs (football)
Trivia: The outside of the stadium is designed to have the appearance of a calabash, an African pot

Home to South African football heavyweights Kaizer Chiefs, the 94,000 capacity Soccer City has undergone a R2,2 billion revamp for these finals. The money has been spent on increasing the capacity from 78,000, upgrading floodlights, VIP areas, rebuilding changing rooms and a hi-tech terracotta outer shell that is meant to resemble a traditional African earthenware pot. Before the makeover, the ground literally used to shake with the fervour of supporters, so expect the extra capacity to turn the volume up to stunning levels.


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