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CT names 2010 SWC stadium

2009-10-30 09:24
Cape Town Stadium under construction (File)

Cape Town - The Cape Town City Council has approved "Cape Town Stadium" as the official name for the city's 2010 Soccer World Cup venue.

According to the Cape Times, councillors on Wednesday unanimously voted in support of the name.

The panel considered 302 proposals for the new name, but in the end Cape Town Stadium beat names like Dome of Storms, Foot of Africa, Saartjie Baartman, Table Top, Motherdome, Rainbow International Stadium and the South Easter.

The city's 2010 spokesperson, Pieter Cronje, said the city recognised the Xhosa and Afrikaans equivalent of Cape Town Stadium.

However, there was some initial confusion regarding the stadium's Xhosa name.

It was at first suggested that the stadium would be Ikapa Stadium, but then it was decided that eStadium saseKapa would be more accurate.

Finally, city director of legal services Lungelo Mbandazayo ended the debate by calling for the stadium to be Inkundla Yezemidlalo Yasekapa.


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