Ellis Park Stadium

Ellis Park Stadium, also known because of its sponsorship by The Coca-Cola Company as Coca-Cola Park. The large stadium was the country's most modern when it was upgraded in 1982 to accommodate almost 60,000 people.

Ellis Park Stadium will host five group games, one second round game and one quarter-final of the FIFA World Cup 2010, for which its capacity will be increased by 5,000 seats on the northern side only, to 65,000. Areas like the Presidential suite are already receiving a facelift. There will also be a hospitality room and new changing rooms. The total cost of renovations was R500 million and were complete in June 2008, two years before the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Former names Ellis Park Stadium
Location Ellis Park Stadium (Pty) Limited, Corner of Currey and Staib Street, Doornfontein, Johannesburg, 2028
Broke ground 1927
Opened 1928
Owner The Golden Lions Rugby Union
Operator Ellis Park Stadium Pty.
Surface Grass
Construction cost £30 mil GBP
Capacity 62,567 (Soccer and Rugby union)

FIFA World Cup 2010 Match Schedule in Ellis Park Stadium

Date Time (UTC+2) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
2010-06-12 16.00 Argentina Argentina vs Nigeria Nigeria Group B
2010-06-15 20.30 Brazil Brazil vs North Korea North Korea Group G
2010-06-18 16.00 Slovenia Slovenia vs United States United States of America Group C
2010-06-21 20.30 Spain Spain vs Honduras Honduras Group H
2010-06-24 16.00 Slovakia Slovakia vs Italy Italy Group F
2010-06-28 20.30 Winners of Group G vs Runners-up of Group H Round of 16
2010-07-03 16.00 Winners of Match 55 vs Winners of Match 56 Quarter Finals


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