2010 World Cup: Soccer City Stadium
Located in Johannesburg’s southwest and only a stone’s throw from one of the country’s football crazy townships, Soweto, Soccer City Stadium will host the opening ceremony, and opening and final matches of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. About 40 per cent of Johannesburg’s population live in Soweto and this proximity is bound to make the stadium a hub of activity throughout the 2010 finals.
The ground’s design is inspired by the iconic African pot known as the calabash, and its aesthetic appeal will be heightened when the stadium is lit at night. See the video below for the lights-on test of the Soccer City.