Royal Bafokeng Stadium

The Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace is a rugby union, football (soccer) and athletics stadium in Phokeng near Rustenburg, South Africa.

The capacity of the Royal Bafokeng stadium was increased from 38,000 to 42,000 to be able to host four first and two second round matches at the FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa. Royal Bafokeng Stadium plays host to the round one Group C match between England and the United States on 12 June, 2010.

For 2010, the main west stand was substantially upgraded and enlarged and given a new cantilever roof at a cost of US$45million. Other improvements include the installation of new electronic scoreboards, new seats, and the upgrading of the floodlights and public address system.

The stadium upgrade was completed in March 2009 for hosting 4 matches of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

FIFA World Cup 2010 Matches Schedule in Royal Bafokeng Stadium

Date Time (UTC+2) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
2010-06-12 20.30 England England vs United States United States Group C
2010-06-15 13.30 New Zealand New Zealand vs Slovakia Slovakia Group F
2010-06-19 16.00 Ghana Ghana vs Australia Australia Group D
2010-06-22 16.00 Mexico Mexico vs Uruguay Uruguay Group A
2010-06-24 20.30 Denmark Denmark vs Japan Japan Group E
2010-06-26 20.30 Winners of Group C vs Runners-up of Group D Round of 16


Mbombela Stadium

Mbombela Stadium is a new 43,500-seat stadium and is one of the ten venues for the FIFA World Cup 2010. It is located on open land six kilometers west of Nelspruit, South Africa, with the stadium as the centrepiece of a proposed sports precinct with athletics and cricket as well as other sporting codes. Construction commenced in February 2007 with a completion date of Oct 2009. The Construction contract was awarded to a South African–French consortium. Most of the seats are covered by a cantilever roof. The signature feature of the stadium are the 18 roof supports that resemble giraffes. The stadium is close to the Kruger National Park so it is apt that the stadium reflect this inter-relation. Visitors to this World Cup venue will be able to couple this with a visit to the game reserve.

The R1,050-million sports facility set to be ready for use in 2010 well ahead of the June 2010 World Cup kickoff and has been made possible through taxpayer funding.

The multi-purpose stadium, which is expected to host key soccer and rugby matches, will also be equipped with conference facilities.

FIFA World Cup 2010 Match Schedule in Mbombela Stadium

Date Time (UTC+2) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
2010-06-16 13.30 Honduras Honduras vs Chile Chile Group H
2010-06-20 16.00 Italy Italy vs New Zealand New Zealand Group F
2010-06-23 20.30 Australia Australia vs Serbia Serbia Group D
2010-06-25 16.00 North Korea Korea DPR vs Côte d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire Group G


Peter Mokaba Stadiums

The Peter Mokaba Stadium is a soccer stadium in Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg), South Africa, that will be used for the FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa. When completed in 2010 it will have a capacity of 46,000. It was named for Peter Mokaba, a former leader of the ANC Youth League. It is located 5 kilometers from the city centre and is located just east of the existing Pietersburg Stadium.

The stadium is one of five new stadiums that will be built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Initial plans to upgrade the current Peter Mokaba Stadium were abandoned in favour of the R1,245,000,000 (ZAR) new Peter Mokaba stadium.

World Cup 2010 Match Schedule in Peter Mokaba Stadium

Date Time (UTC+2) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
2010-06-13 13.30 Algeria Algeria vs Slovenia Slovenia Group C
2010-06-17 20.30 France France vs Mexico Mexico Group A
2010-06-12 20.30 Greece Greece vs Argentina Argentina Group B
2010-06-24 16.00 Paraguay Paraguay vs New Zealand New Zealand Group F


Free State Stadium

The Free State Stadium, also known as Vodacom Park, is a stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa, used for rugby union, as well as football (soccer).

In advance of the FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa, a second tier was added to the main grandstand on the western side of the ground, increasing the net capacity from 36,53 to 48,000. Additionally, new turnstiles were created, the floodlights upgraded, electronic scoreboards installed, the sound system revamped to the required standards, and CCTV and media facilities improved.

FIFA World Cup 2010 Match Schedule in Free State Stadium

Date Time (UTC+2) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
2010-06-14 16.00 Japan Japan vs Cameroon Cameroon Group E
2010-06-17 16.00 Greece Greece vs Nigeria Nigeria Group B
2010-06-20 13.30 Slovakia Slovakia vs Paraguay Paraguay Group F
2010-06-22 16.00 France France vs South Africa South Africa Group A
2010-06-25 20.30 Switzerland Switzerland vs Honduras Honduras Group H
2010-06-27 16.00 Winners of Group D vs Runners-up of Group C Round of 16


Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is a 48 000 seater stadium in Port Elizabeth. The five-tier, R2 billion (approximately US$270million) Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium was built overlooking the North End Lake, at the heart of the city. It is one of three coastal stadiums built in anticipation of the FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa. It regularly hosts large scale football and rugby matches. The stadium has also been used as a concert venue.

The stadium will host 8 games during the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament. It will host 5 group games, as well as a round of 16 game, a quarterfinal and the 3rd/4th playoff will be played at the stadium.

FIFA World Cup 2010 Match Schedule in Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Date Time (UTC+2) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
2010-06-12 13.30 South Korea South Korea vs Greece Greece Group B
2010-06-15 16.00 Côte d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire vs Portugal Portugal Group G
2010-06-18 13.30 Germany Germany vs Serbia Serbia Group D
2010-06-21 16.00 Chile Chile vs Switzerland Switzerland Group H
2010-06-23 16.00 Slovenia Slovenia vs England England Group C
2010-06-26 16.00 Winners of Group A vs Runners-up of Group B Round of 16
2010-07-02 16.00 Winners of Match 54 vs Winners of Match 54 Quarter Finals
2010-07-10 20.30 Losers of Match 61 vs Losers of Match 62 3rd/4th Place Play-off


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