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Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town

2010-05-06 17:09
Where it is
Green Point, Cape Town

360 Degree View from the Pitch

How to get there
Car Hire is relatively inexpensive – however, traveling by private vehicle at this time is strongly discouraged due to extensive road closures, traffic exclusion areas, parking restrictions and probable congestion.

Roads from the city to the stadium and in the stadium precinct will be closed to unaccredited vehicles on match days, and greatly restricted on non-match days. Only accredited vehicles, special travel groups and shuttle buses will be authorised to use access roads to the stadium.

Public Transport is widely available with the following options:
From City Centre
There is a 1.8km scenic Cape Town Fan Walk which connects the Stadium to the Grand Parade in the City Centre.

The Bus Rapid Transport System (BRT) will connect some central suburbs with the Cape Town Stadium.

If you want to use the taxis in Cape Town as a foreigner, please be advised only to choose reliable companies who have taxis with meters. The standard fare is currently R10 per km, but prices may increase during the World Cup in 2010 in the Mother City.

From Southern Suburbs
The Metro Railway from False Bay comes to the City Centre via the Southern Suburbs.

From Northern Suburbs
There are Metro Trains coming from Bellville and the Northern Suburbs as well as the BRT Line from Blaauwberg along the R27.

Transport Map


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Match Schedule

11 June - 20:30    Group A         Uruguay    v    France     

14 June - 20:30    Group F          Italy          v    Paraguay     

18 June - 20:30    Group C         England     v    Algeria     

21 June - 13:30    Group G         Portugal    v    Korea DPR     

24 June - 20:30    Group E         Cameroon  v    Netherlands     

29 June - 20:30    Round of 16        1H       v    2G     

03 July - 16:00     Quarterfinals       W52    v    W51     

06 July - 20:30     Semifinals            W58    v    W57 

Full World Cup Fixtures

About the Stadium

The Cape Town Stadium is a new stadium built in place of the demolished Green Point Stadium. The old stadium was demolished in 2007, and construction for the Cape Town Stadium began that same year. The stadium will host five group games, and three knock out fixtures including a Semi Final.
The design: The sweeping silhouette of the Cape Town stadium has forever changed the face of the surrounding Green Point Common.

Enwrapped by a façade of woven fibreglass, coated with Teflon, it will resemble a rose-coloured bowl floating on a base, when lit up at night. The architects have dubbed the stadium “the Diva of Cape Town”, reflecting the constantly changing moods of the city in varying weather conditions.

The roof:
The design and construction of the roof is unique throughout the world. Its basic structure resembled a bicycle wheel, open in the middle. Some 72 cables linking the outer and inner rings of the circle were slowly tightened to raise the roof from ground level to its present height. Another first for the roof is the use of 16mm thick panels of glass to cover and protect the spectators from strong winds and rain. This will let in the light while the ceiling panels underneath – made of woven PVC fabric - will soften the noise from within.

The stadium bowl: For the eight World Cup matches to be played at the venue, the stadium will have a seating capacity of 68,000, including 13,000 temporary seats which will be removed afterwards. Features of the stadium are that it can be evacuated in 15 minutes and that all the spectators are close to the game.

Safety: Spectators will be protected by a state-of-the-art camera surveillance system which is monitored by police in the Venue Operations Centre inside the stadium, while pitch invasions are discouraged by a wide moat around the circumference. There is also a police station inside the building to deal with hooligans and other criminals.

Nearby attractions
Table Mountain Cableway, Sea Point Promenade, V&A Waterfront (ferries to Robben Island), Camps Bay beach, cafes and restaurants. The Hop On/Hop Off Tourist Bus has a stop near the Stadium – start your tour there!

More on Cape Town:

Pubs, nightlife and restaurants in the area:
Pulse Sports Bar, Greenpoint
Fireman’s Arms, 25 Mechau St, City Bowl - the oldest pub in Cape Town and packed with sporting memorabilia and atmosphere.
Quay Four or Ferriman’s in V&A Waterfront

Accommodation in the area:

Panoramic view of the opening match between Ajax Cape Town and Engen Santos
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