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That's very nice. Capacity, will it be 70.000? Quite impressive if so..
Yes 70,000, this is not the final design, that will be completed by the german architects, BMP, these renderings indicate the location, the retractable roof will also be more visible in the final stadium design, the current stadium is the generic stadium.
 

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thats such a fantastic setting for a stadium, its a shame they couldnt utilise those views onto table mountain more, for instance the wavy corners could be made more open like at the emirates stadium just to have some sort of view, i know you should probably be concentrating on the game but its just a nice touch they could add as those views really are fantastic
 

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thats such a fantastic setting for a stadium, its a shame they couldnt utilise those views onto table mountain more, for instance the wavy corners could be made more open like at the emirates stadium just to have some sort of view, i know you should probably be concentrating on the game but its just a nice touch they could add as those views really are fantastic
They design has not yet been completed. I have always believed that the upper tiers need to have a transparent facade to allow for views, but don worry this might still happen..why?? After the world cup the third tier will be removed to reduce capacity to 55,000. The upper tier will consist of offices and conference space, space which will need views and windows, so im sure it would be incorporated into the intial design. The current stadium in picture is just an illustration of the magnitude of the stadium in terms of height, space etc.

The architects are GMP, and the final design should be released by october when the stadia are presented to FIFA for a final time.



 

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Great stadium but isn't it an expensive joke to first put a third ring in, and then remove it again, let it lekker be where it is!
 

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CAPE TOWN - World Cup Stadium (68,000) - 2010 FIFA WC

Location: Green Point, Cape Town
Cost: $385 million
Capacity: 68,000
Construction period: March 2007 - October 2009


Firms win $385 mln World Cup stadium contract


South African construction firms Murray & Roberts and WBHO have won a 2.85 billion rand ($385.2 million) contract to build Cape Town's 2010 soccer World Cup stadium, the city of Cape Town said on Tuesday.
The city said in a statement a joint venture of the two companies would build the 68,000 seat stadium in Green Point, near Cape Town's Victoria & Alfred Waterfront tourist attraction.
The stadium is expected to be finished in January 2010, just in time for the World Cup that year but much later than an initial target for November 2009.
That falls short of world soccer body FIFA's deadline for the end of October 2009 but the city said it was confident FIFA could have access to the stadium by that date.
South Africa hopes the World Cup will stimulate growth by attracting hundreds of thousands of soccer fans and tourists, but sceptics have questioned whether it can finish the huge project on time.
South Africa has pledged 17.4 billion rand for World Cup preparations, including stadium construction and refurbishment and the upgrade of a crumbling transport system.
Officials in Cape Town, a tourist hub and the only major city not run by the ruling African National Congress, said they had secured private funding for the stadium.
Shares in Murray & Roberts closed 2.68 percent lower at 54.01 rand on Tuesday while WBHO dropped 2.45 percent to 79.60 rand. The Johannesburg Mid-cap index dipped 0.34 percent.

 

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According to the City of Cape Town press release on the WBHO/Murray & Roberts Green Point stadium contract being approved by the city's bid-adjudication committee, the stadium will not be finished until the end of January 2010. You might want to change your info about it in your introductory post. This timeframe was changed due to the recent delays regarding the budgeting for the project by the city and the Finance Ministry. When the contractors were named preferred by the city two months ago it was originally scheduled to be finished in November 2009. I think the FIFA deadline of October 2009 is wishful thinking especially considering the possibilities of delay during construction that are likely to occur due to shortages of skilled people and even certain materials that will arise for a major project for this nature. The only way that the completion date can be accelerated to October 2009 is if the contract is changed which would cost both the city and government more money than the R.2.85 billion agreed and I do not think that they would want to do that. They have enough issues to worry about right now with regard to cost escalations caused by inflation over the course of the contract agreed.
 

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my 2nd fav WC2010 stadium
and no trackfield
only football :cheers:

BTW
do you have a bigger pc (or pdf) of the section plan?
 

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From what i've read, there can be not athletics track fitted into this stadium, right? But what if the field was lifted? The lower tier doesnt seem to be very steep, so this could be done without loosing too much seats, in case of a big event like the commonwealth games or olympics. Does anyone have a clue whether this is possible or not? Nice stadium btw :cheers:
 

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According to the City of Cape Town press release on the WBHO/Murray & Roberts Green Point stadium contract being approved by the city's bid-adjudication committee, the stadium will not be finished until the end of January 2010...........etc.

Doesn't FIFA mandate that the stadiums need to be open 12 months prior to the Opening Ceremony. Cos there was such a rush for the Allianz Arena.
 

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Doesn't FIFA mandate that the stadiums need to be open 12 months prior to the Opening Ceremony. Cos there was such a rush for the Allianz Arena.
David Hugo who heads the bid ajudication committee says that there will be no negotiating regarding the October 2009 date for completion. The contractors are prepared to work 24hr shifts to ensure that the stadium is completed.

Its so funny because all the other new stadia also need to start construction and have the same time frame.
 

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City allocates R530m to ensure the World Cup goes green

By JOHN YELD
Environment & Science Writer

Cape Town is looking to spend R530 million over the next five years to ensure that the 2010 World Cup and its aftermath will be a "green event" that is environmentally and socially sustainable.

The biggest share - R315m - is for an integrated waste management programme.

The balance of R215m includes a R90m budget to ensure that construction of the stadium is eco-efficient; R40m for a landscaping and biodiversity plan for the stadium and other event venues; R30m for an event greening communications programme; R20m for "green procurement" of materials; R8.6m for an alien invasive plant eradication project at one of the venues; and R9m for a sustainable tourism-sports development programme.

This budget forms part of the broad-based business plan for 2010 that includes aiming to build a "Green Goal" programme for Cape Town and the Western Cape.

The business plan assumes a starting date of January 1 this year and a completion date of December 31, 2011 - 17 months after the World Cup event to ensure the "legacy" aspects of the greening pro-cess.

When the City of Cape Town signed a "Host City Agreement" with Fifa and the Local Organising Committee in March last year, it included a commitment to sustainable development and environmental protection.

One of the clauses of this agreement reads: "In particular, the concept of sustainable development shall include concerns for post-competition use of stadia and other facilities and infrastructure."

A document used by the city to compile the business plan points out that the now accept-ed term for the process of making an event environmentally and socially sustainable is "event greening".

But it stresses: "'Event greening' does not equate to tree planting or landscaping options alone. Rather, it represents the total package of interventions in an event to ensure that it is implemented along sustainable guidelines which minimise negative environmental impacts."

Referring to the R90m budget for the green build-ing/eco-efficiency programme, the document states that consideration of green building principles and practice in the development of the new Green Point stadium is "vital".

"Buildings that consider 'green'/eco-efficiency or sustainability issues in their design use significantly less energy and other resources over their lifetimes … Green principles need to be brought into the construction process from the very beginning."

The budget for this programme will include research and consulting services, as well as the supplementary capital cost of buying more expensive, eco-efficient building materials and fittings such as double-glazing, recycled plastic seating and energy-efficient lighting and appliances.

R20m is allocated to supplement a "green procurement" programme - for example, by making sure purchases are linked to the international "Fair Trade" initiative.

The landscaping and biodiversity budget will be spent on the event venues at Green Point (the stadium) and at public viewing facilities - "Fan Parks" - planned for Athlone, Bellville and Swartklip (near Mitchell's Plain and Khayelitsha).

It includes the cost of 60 000 plants, establishing and running a nursery at Green Point, and employing a landscape design team and 20 gardeners over the set-up phase and five gardeners over the maintenance period.

Published on the web by Cape Argus on March 14, 2007.
 
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