Green Point Stadium, Cape Town

The newly-built Green Point Stadium is situated in one of the much sought-after areas in the city of Cape Town. Green Point Stadium is one of the two semi-final venues for the FIFA World Cup 2010.

The stadium location is ideal as it is a short walk from the transportation hub of the city. The new stadium has been partly built on land that was previously used as a golf course.

The stadium, which has an exterior that is covered with noise-reducing cladding has a capacity of 70,000 and is scheduled for completion in December 2009. The Green Point Common, on which the new 2010 stadium is being built, was originally much larger than what now remains, and included most of the land between the sea and Signal Hill, stretching from the city centre towards Sea Point.

Cape Town has another world-standard stadium, Newlands, but this is primarily used as a rugby union venue. Post FIFA World Cup, the Green Point Stadium is likely to be used by some of the Cape Town-based professional football outfits that include Ajax Cape Town and Santos.

Location Cape Town, South Africa
Owner City of Cape Town
Operator SAIL/Stade de France
Surface Grass
Construction cost R4.4 billion ($600 million)
Architect GMP Architects, Louis Karol Architects, Point Architects
General Contractor Murray and Roberts/ WBHO
69,070 (FIFA) Overlay 56,000 (Legacy) (football)

Field dimensions 290m x 265 m x 48m

Group matches to be played in Green Point Stadium, Cape Town
  • 11th June - 8.30pm: Uruguay v France
  • 14th June - 8.30pm: Italy v Paraguay
  • 18th June - 8.30pm: England v Algeria
  • 21st June - 1.30pm: Portugal v Korea DPR
  • 24th June - 8.30pm: Cameroon v Netherlands


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