South African Stadiums : Vol 3

May 19, 2010

NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM (CLICK HERE FOR A 360′ VIEW)

Named after South Africa’s most famous and influential icons… ENOUGH SAID!!

Name Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Year completed 2009
Cost R2 billion
Capacity 48,000
Home to Bay United, Southern Kings (to be confirmed)
Trivia The capacity will reduce to 44,000 after the tournament when temporary seating is removed. The first international game staged at the ground was a rugby match between Southern Kings and the British & Irish Lions in June 2009

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South African Stadiums : Vol 2

May 14, 2010

CAPE TOWN STADIUM (CLICK HERE FOR A 360′ VIEW)

Without question one of the most picturesque settings for a football stadium in the world. This stadium in Greenpoint  is my favourite by far!

Name Cape Town Stadium
Year completed 2009
Cost R4,4 billion
Capacity 69,000

Home to To be confirmed
Trivia During the planning stage, it was referred to by some as the African Renaissance Stadium and was then called the Green Point Stadium. The 37,000 sq m roof weighs 4,500 tons

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2010 FIFA World Cup : Official Art Poster Edition

May 14, 2010

Artists in this 17 work portfolio include South Africans William Kentridge , Marlene Dumas and Kay Hassan.

Limited Edition of 2010 high-quality inkjet prints of each of the 17 works on Watercolor Radiant White Art Paper, approx. 67 x 97cm (39 x 27.5“).

Each print comes with a 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM Certificate of Authenticity, numbered from 1/2010 to 2010/2010, signed by the artist (replica), with FIFA Hologram. If you’re interested in one these posters, then go here and buy one or a few.  Ridiculous that they have to be ordered  and shipped in from Germany if you ask me.

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South African Stadiums : Vol 1

May 10, 2010

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…

SOCCER CITY(CLICK TO GET A 360′ VIEW)

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

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