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Newlands stadium - 60,000, Cape Town



Newlands cricket stadium, Cape Town



Elispark stadium - 60,000, Johannesburg (to undergo minor upgrade for FIFA WC 2010)





Loftus Versveld - 60,000, Pretoria (to undergo minor upgrade for FIFA 2010)



Athlone stadium (one of the stadiums to be used for practice in 2010) hosted the ABSA Cup last weekend.





Athlone will look like this once completed


Kings Park stadium, Durban

 

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^Anton^; said:
@kulani: Does the new Cape Town stadium take the exact same place of the former Cape Town stadium in Green Point? I mean, the construction site you showed in the pic is the same place where the old stadium used to be?

I was pretty sure of that, but since this is the first pic I see where the old stadium isn't there anymore, it made me doubt about it.
This should help answer your question

 

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AmerikaMosWanted; said:
Africa needs to take care of their stadiums better.
As iluvnaija explained, its all about the sports leagues developing to a level that can generate enough income to build and maintain plush stadiums. The government has too many things to fulfill so it would not and should not be its priority to build modern stadiums. Appreciating the current problems that are still experienced by the continent will also help you realize why modern stadiums are not exactly the most pressing of issues for Africa right now. It will happen, everything takes time i guess. Rome was not built in a day.
 

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iluvnaija; said:
the new south afircan stadiums are going to be nice but who knows what will happen to them after the world cup..will dey be concessioned to the local league teams...cos i think tht will be a boost for the local teams....by the way egypt hs pretty gurls
That is the plan, but the reality is that its going to be costly to maintain these stadiums and only a few soccer clubs can operate these stadiums profitably after 2010. So its a tricky one i guess. It looks like the Cape Town one may be handed over to the Western Province Rugby union which is looking to move out of Newlands but they are still taking bids for would be operators of the stadium after 2010.

The PSL (local premier soccer league) in an effort to up its game is even currently going through a war with the SA Broadcasting Corporation for deciding to award their TV rights for the league to the competing DSTV who were willing to pay them $150 million for it while SABC was paying them peanuts. They argue that the $150 million is needed to improve the quality of the league and take advantage of the momentum behind 2010 to impart a lasting legacy to local football. SABC argues that giving the rights to the pay-TV operator will exclude millions of people from watching the PSL matches as they dont have DSTV despite the fact that Dstv is willing to on-sell the matches to SABC. I say let DSTV who are willing to pay get the rights and SABC learn to pay instead of looking for freebies.
 

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Hammelkar; said:
This stadium is similar the one we have seen above in Tunisia. Both are great but originality is needed.
Damn, i didn't even realize how close they look to the Tunisian stadiums. That's perhaps one of the biggest problems i have even with people in the advertising and creative circles in Ghana. I remember when we tried to get an advertising agency, they kept coming back with concepts that were clearly a cut and paste exercise until we decided to forget them and get a new young and hungry company that was willing to be creative.
 
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