(credit to dysan)
the royal bafokeng peoples have yet to reveal their final plan which thye are apparently funding on their own. Prob just more seats, but some sort of roof would be welcome..the area around the stadium needs tons of work though.^^ hehe true.
As for me, i love the moses mabhida stadium, not merely for the design, but for the fact that it will also offer 9000m2 of retail space, a cableway over the arch and the flexibility to change sizes.
However i also like the Greenpoint stadium design. it looks very similar to the durban one, just without the arch (same design houses). Soccer city will be great IF they keep the calabash design, otherwise it will be forgetable imo.
of the smaller stadia, the one that stands out the most is the PE one, but i love the coloured seats on the royal bofokeng one...
I went to Royal Bafokeng stadium earlier this year while on visit to the Bafokeng palace (we had a meeting with them). The office building is a 5storey stunner - looks a lot like melrose arch in fact. the main road through phukeng is not that bad. dual carriageway in both directions. There is a small shopping centre next to the stadium, it even has cinema's.the royal bafokeng peoples have yet to reveal their final plan which thye are apparently funding on their own. Prob just more seats, but some sort of roof would be welcome..the area around the stadium needs tons of work though.
One of my best stadiums, this is where South Africa won the 1995 Rugby World Cup, a moment that still remains in many South Africans minds as one of a kind. But for this vote, my choice is SoccerCity with its calabash!Tbite; said:Ellis Park is an Architectural Masterpiece. The red, blue and grey make an imposing statement!
what elegance?My sentiments are virtually the same as Mike's (Dysan). Moses stadium easily the tops. I also like CT's for its elegance. PE is definitely the best of the smaller stadiums. Calabash look for Soccer City rocks but if those plans fail to materialise it drops off my radar.