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Joburg Cup in numbers

2010-07-15 15:18

Johannesburg – Here are some numbers facts, provided by the City of Johannesburg, on the 15 Soccer World Cup matches hosted in the city:

- Seventy taxis transported journalists to stadiums every day.

- A total of 2 579 print and internet journalists were accredited to cover Johannesburg matches.

- Some 887 photographers were accredited.

- Eighty-eight informal traders were registered to provide food to staff and volunteers.

- A total of 1 042 160 people attended matches in Johannesburg.

- Of those, 479 517 used public transport.

- The Metrobus fleet size was 180 for Soccer City and 155 for Ellis Park.

- The average number of spectators transported was 20 468.

- Spectators waited between 17 and 27 minutes to board buses and taxis after matches.

- Some 47 minibus taxis were used.

- A total of 456 security officers and marshals were employed per match at Soccer City.

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