World Cup 2010 Stadiums

Many people around the world were shocked to hear that the South African government along with many corporate supporters had pledged a staggering R8.4bn ($110 billion) to internal and facilities improvements leading up to the 19th FIFA World Cup in June and July of 2010. All whole 10 have got at the end of march, the World Cup approval stadiums stamp for the beginning of the games on time.

These funds will go to the construction of five new stadiums, upgrades to five existing venues, and an enormous array of public transportation improvements, and special security and safety measures for the millions of tourists heading to the tournament.

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Millions of tourists? For a few professional football games? Although FIFA strictly controls the ticketing process, it has confirmed that 3.2 million tickets will be sold to the soccer world cup fans. This information, along with marketing details about television networking arrangements translate to the fact that more than one billion people will be watching as the month-long competition unfolds.

There are 32 teams that have qualified for the finals, including South Africa’s own team too. These come from more than 150 different national teams and squads, which demonstrate why the event is easily of global interest. It is also the main reason for the range of costly upgrades, construction, and improvements.
What stadiums will house the matches?

These are the World Cup 2010 stadiums: Soccer City in Johannesburg, Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, Cape Town Stadium, Coca-Cola Park in Johannesburg, Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, Free State Stadium in Mangaung, Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, and Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg.

Each of the venues can currently contain at least forty thousand fans, but some can reach nearly one hundred thousand spectators at any given time. Every single existing venue is slated for a large number of upgrades and improvements, and the brand new arenas include those in Port Elizabeth, Polokwane, Limpopo, and Durban. The Cape Town Stadium is slated to have numerous sporting facilities added to the structure and even a retractable dome is to be fitted to the facility in order to accommodate the weather that may mar the event.

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