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Old May 5th, 2007, 10:26 AM   #141
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Any bets on whether the stadium is done in time? With roughly three years to go it could be a tight schedule.
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Old May 5th, 2007, 12:43 PM   #142
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Old May 5th, 2007, 12:50 PM   #143
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First stadium foundation cast in stone

By Anell Powell

The first foundation of the city's 68 000-seat stadium, which in about 1 140 days will prepare to host the World Cup semifinal, was laid on Tuesday.

Pieter Cronje, the city's 2010 spokesperson, said the foundations of the podium that will house the 1 300 parking bays and support services will be laid first at the former site of the Metropolitan Golf Course. The raking columns that will support the stadium bowl will go in next, followed by the concrete columns that will form the structure of the stadium.

Despite the looming threat of possible legal action by the Cape Town Environment Protection Association (Cepa), the city has demolished most of the old stadium, and pressed on with the excavation of bedrock at the new site.

Turf from the golf course was removed and replanted at other city parks. The remaining part of the old stadium will be used as a construction yard for the building contractors.

The city is, in fact, ahead of its construction schedule, and Cronje said contractors would be able to down tools over the long weekend for a well-deserved break.

He said the revised building plans for the stadium would be published for public comment by next week.

The new plans will reflect the changes made by the city's 2010 team and the Murray & Roberts and WBHO consortium to reduce the size and therefore the cost of the stadium. These design changes helped cut the stadium's construction costs from R3,7-billion to R2,85-billion.

Cronje said the new structural changes would still be Fifa-compliant.

The results of wind tunnel testing and acoustic modelling would be ready next month. These are needed before the revised buildings plans can be approved.

Meanwhile, the city could still face legal action by Cepa against the construction of the stadium on the common.

A review application, to be heard in the Cape High Court, is still pending.

"Cepa is concerned that the city is continuing excavation and other below-ground work despite Cepa's application to set aside the decision to build the stadium on Green Point Common," the association said in a statement.

It added that the City had acknowledged that it was proceeding "at risk" by continuing with construction work when the revised buildings plans had yet to be approved.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 01:32 AM   #144
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Old May 10th, 2007, 01:34 AM   #145
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Old May 10th, 2007, 01:36 AM   #146
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NEW BUILDING PLANS FOR GREEN POINT STADIUM AVAILABLE


MEDIA RELEASE
NO. 140/2007
8 MAY 2007

NEW BUILDING PLANS FOR GREEN POINT STADIUM AVAILABLE

Residents will have another chance to view and comment on the latest set of building plans for the new City stadium in Green Point. Details of the process are being advertised in the local press.

The plans will be on view by appointment. Public comment will be presented to the City Council before it considers approval of the final building plans.

Interested parties can phone Mr Brian Tarrant on 021 400 2249 to arrange a time to view the plans which will be exhibited in a conference room. The plans will be available for inspection at the Civic Centre, Hertzog Boulevard, from 0830 to 1630 on week days until 7 June 2007.

Previous plans for the stadium were based on the initial design. The stadium has now been made smaller and lower to meet the available budget, but is still FIFA compliant.

Provisional authorisation was given for the construction of the stadium while these new plans were being prepared.


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Old May 14th, 2007, 10:05 PM   #147
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Old May 16th, 2007, 10:03 PM   #148
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Jordaan visits Greenpoint Stadium site

Head of the Fifa Local Organising Committee, Danny Jordaan, paid his first site visit to the Green Point stadium construction site in Cape Town on Wednesday.

Jordaan was briefed by managing director Ray Gamble and design architect Robert Hermes who said things were progressing well and were "three weeks ahead of the earthworks schedule".

"I'm happy with what I'm seeing," said Jordaan. "Progress seems to be substantial."

Jordaan dismissed concerns raised recently in the media about safety, and the infrastructural and commercial viability of the World Cup.

"It is already a guaranteed commercial success," Jordaan said. "South Africa has a proud record of hosting major events."

As for the chances for national soccer team Bafana-Bafana, Jordaan said "I'm not a betting man but I think it's important they must do well."

Jordaan said that after 2010 he imagined Green Point stadium would be put to "multipurpose use" for occasions like international sporting events, concerts, or even church services. - Sapa

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Old May 18th, 2007, 06:25 AM   #150
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I think south africa will host a great world cup.And will look forward to watching it.
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Old May 20th, 2007, 12:59 PM   #151
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Three weeks ahead of earthworks schedule. Crane number 1 goes up.

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Old May 20th, 2007, 01:31 PM   #152
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Mo, are you a pilot or something? Where you getting all these aerials from?
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Old May 20th, 2007, 05:03 PM   #153
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Construction on track

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2010 planning on track

Green Point Stadium under construction May 07The City of Cape Town’s 2010 planning is on track, with construction of the new stadium underway, and the focus shifting to the redevelopment of Green Point Common and other 2010 preparations.

City 2010 spokesperson Pieter Cronje says work is progressing well with the stadium and its future home – the Green Point Common. “We are more than halfway through sharing our plans on the future of the Common with the people of Cape Town, and getting their input,” he said.

A series of public consultations are taking place across the metropolitan area to allow residents to have their say in what the 85-hectare Common’s sports and recreation precinct will look like. The City has budgeted R120-million for the redevelopment of the Common.

“We have had favourable feedback from the public about the plans to give it a facelift and have sporting facilities, recreational facilities and walkways to make it a space for all the residents of Cape Town,” Cronje said.

The old Metropolitan Golf Course and Green Point Stadium area is unrecognisable, with the old stadium partially demolished, the area cordoned off, trees cut down, road diverted, and construction crews working on the new stadium.

Foundations are being poured for the columns of the podium – which will house parking bays and services for the stadium – with foundations for the stadium raking columns and columns themselves following thereafter.

“The focus is shifting to preparations for 2010, in terms of infrastructure, facilities, public transport, and overall preparation to host biggest event in the world,” Cronje said.

The City has extended the closure date for tenders for the long-term operator for the stadium. At least eighteen interested parties have collected tender documents so far. “We had specific requests from interested parties, they wanted to ensure that they could give us a proper business plans and submissions, as it is a major investment.”
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Cape Town extends cut-off date for stadium operator proposals
By: Nelendhre Moodley
Published: 21 May 07 - 16:19
Bidders now have until July 10 to submit proposals for the operation of Cape Town's new Green Point stadium, after the cut-off date was postponed from the end of May.

The city intends to sign a 30-year agreement with a preferred operator for the stadium and an adjacent urban park.

City of Cape Town spokesperson Danie Malan told Engineering News Online on Monday that the period had been extended after potential bidders had said the city’s requirement for detailed responses meant that more time was needed.

The City of Cape Town is developing a world-class multIpurpose stadium facility and sporting precinct (urban park) to accommodate football, rugby, concerts and events.

Malan said that so far the city had only received enquiries, and had as yet not received any proposals.

“We will consider the proposals in July,” he affirmed.

In response to Engineering News Online question on when the successful bidder would be announced, Malan said that it would not be made public later than August.

The new 68 000-seater Green Point stadium is scheduled to host 2010 soccer World Cup matches, including semifinals.

Earlier Malan had explained that while the outer design parameters for the stadium had already been determined, the operator would be involved in the detailed design.

The operator, which will be involved in design input, the site development plan of the urban park and will assist the city with new ideas in managing the new leases, will also be given an opportunity to submit proposals for use of space in the stadium, such as a fitness club or restaurants.

As a result, the appointment of the operator would be made well in advance of stadium completion to avoid the need for last-minute changes.

The city was hoping to attract international interest.
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Stadium on track

Stadium ready for next phase

By LINDSAY DENTLINGER
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The city's 2010 World Cup stadium project team is to approach the city council for the second time next week to permit them to apply for permission to continue building the stadium at Green Point, while the final building plans are still out for public comment and not yet approved.

Mayoral committee member for Finance, Ian Neilson, told Mayco yesterday that construction work was progressing at such a rate that, by the end of May, contractors would have carried out all the work permitted under a first provisional authorisation of the building plans granted by the city's building control officer in March.

The final building plans, which include design changes made in January to reduce the cost of the R2.8 billion stadium, are currently out for public comment and will only be ready for approval by July.

Construction is happening on a sequential basis, with the site divided into segments with separate construction crews assigned to each segment.

Bulk excavation is about 90% complete, 55 bases have been excavated and 32 cast to date.

Failure to obtain provisional approval for further works would mean re-drafting the work schedule, which would slow down construction.

It could also put the city in breach of contract with claims in the order of R450 000 a day being incurred.

Expenditure on the project to date, excluding VAT but including professional fees, is R307 million.

This excludes work completed but as yet not certified.

The city's 2010 director, Dave Hugo, said in a document submitted to Mayco yesterday that he required permission to apply for further provisional approval of the plans to allow for earthworks and lateral support, the deviation of bulk services, foundations, underfloor services, concrete surface beds, columns, suspended slabs and beams, lift and stair shafts and retaining walls all up to and including the casting of the level 2 podium slab.

Provisional authorisation is also required for the casting of the first lift of raking columns above the podium level slab.

If the contractor was not able to remain ahead of the short-term construction programme, as is the case now, they will be unable to shave time off its early-2010 completion date to the end of 2009, as required by Fifa.

"This lag in the completion date is due to the delayed commencement of works as a result of the need to finalise a reduced scope of works and the need to secure funding before the award of the contract. Any delay in the construction progress could result in Cape Town being jettisoned as a host city which will result in national funding being withdrawn but with the city being left with a legally binding contract with the contractor," says the document.

By the end of May all bulk excavation will be complete.

About 10% of bases and 2% of columns between levels 0 and 1 will have been cast.

This work, valued at R479m excluding VAT, is within the current provisional building authorisation authority.

If a second provisional authorisation is granted by the city's building control officer, the city would be allowed to carry out work to the value of R550m until the time when it will be faced with approving the final building plans.
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Further authorisation sought as stadium construction moves ahead, 27 May 2007
An application for additional building authorisation will be made for the new multi-purpose Green Point stadium because the construction work is ahead of schedule. The authorisation will ensure that the project continues to be legally compliant. (more>>)

Lively interest - Tender process for stadium operator, 27 May 2007
There has been a very encouraging response from the private sector with 19 interested parties having drawn tender documents to operate the stadium. They have until 10 July 2007 to submit their business plans. (more>>)

Merchandising, 25 May 2007
With an estimated cumulative global television audience of 25 billion for World Cup 2006 played in Germany and an estimated 3 billion US dollars worth of business for World Cup 2010, the biggest sporting event in the world is big business. (more>>)
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