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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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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
 

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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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legacy issues around 2010 stadia are certainly tricky but cape town has been po-active rather than reactive. It has allowed private operators to tender to operate the stadium on a lease for 30 years, This will include the operation of the urban park. The stadium will be linked to the waterfront and the stadium podium will be space the private operator may use.

there has been great interest with 19 parties collecting tender documents. The proposals need to be entered by July. This means that later this year the stadium will have a private operator who will start planning events for the stadium and marketing the stadium locally and internationally. Well since they would want to make a profit.

The stadium will be handed over in July 2010 when the world cup ends. But i the stadium is completed before Feb 2010, the private operator may host matches in the stadium/concerts e.g. brazil or england vs south africa.

If the private operator moves in with WP rugby, the future of the stadium would be even better.
 

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I know that a major problem is when the Federal government owns most of the stadiums in Kenya and they have no one qualified to run them. Most African countries do not need mega stadiums, the population in some areas just do not support it but the 10,000 to 30,000 capacity stadiums should be utilized fully and carefully maintained. Kenya should have decent stadiums to host a Nations Cup tournament but they are so negelcted that the National team now only plays in Nairobi.
 

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Stade Tata Raphael
Date of Birth:1952
Capacity:50,000
Hosted the Rumble in the Jungle boxing match on October 30, 1974.


Stade des Martyrs
Date of Birth:1994
Capacity:80,000
 
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