|Former names||FNB Stadium|
|Location||Johannesburg, South Africa|
Renovation[change | change source]
In 2009, the stadium was improved. More seats were added. New locker (dressing) rooms and new floodlights were built.
FIFA World Cup[change | change source]
The stadium co-hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It is one of the 10 stadiums where World Cup matches were played.
2010 World Cup Matches
|Date||Time||Group||Team #1||Team #2|
|Friday, 11 June||16:00||Group A||South Africa||Mexico|
|Monday, 14 June||13:30||Group E||Netherlands||Denmark|
|Thursday, 17 June||13:30||Group B||Argentina||Korea Republic|
|Sunday, 20 June||20:30||Group G||Brazil||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Wednesday, 23 June||20:30||Group D||Ghana||Germany|
|Sunday, 27 June||20:30||Round of 16||1B||2A|
|Friday, 2 July||20:30||Quarter-finals||W49||W50|
|Sunday, 11 July||20:30||Final||W61||W62|
Nelson Mandela[change | change source]
On June 29, the South African government announced that a memorial service for Nelson Mandela would be held 10 to 14 days after his death at Soccer City. Mandela died on December 5, 2013 and a memorial service was held at Soccer City.
Post World Cup Use[change | change source]
FNB Stadium is mostly used for concerts and local 5-a-side tournaments. When South Africa's most popular soccer team, the [Kaizer Chiefs] play in the stadium, they attract approximately 15,000 fans when they play there among the rotating venues that they use.
References[change | change source]
- Nelson Mandela Death Fears: Government Reveals Plan for Memorial Service at Soccer City at International Business Times.com
- Sam Tighe (Feb 17, 2014). "The Tangible Legacy of FIFA and the 2014 World Cup: A Network to Nowhere". thebleacherreport.com. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Soccer City.|
- Official Soccer City Site
- Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Archived 2013-05-10 at WebCite