Ellis Park in Johannesburg

2010-05-07 09:50
Where it is
Central Johannesburg

360 Degree View from the Pitch

Getting there by public transport:
Various buses, taxis and walking routes to the stadium will be available.

Driving directions and parking options:
Parking in Johannesburg will be available at the Coca Cola Dome, Wits West Campus, Bezuidenhout Valley Park.

For a full parking map click [here]

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About the Stadium
Ellis Park Stadium was built in 1924 as a rugby stadium.  It became the venue we know today after being demolished and rebuilt in 1982.

It is the home of the Golden Lions (formerly Transvaal), the Lions Super 14 franchise and Orlando Pirates Football Club. It has hosted top soccer teams such as Manchester United, Arsenal and Argentina.

Perhaps the most famous moment in the history of the stadium was when the Springboks beat the All Blacks to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup in-front of a capacity crowd, and former president Nelson Mandela in a replica Bok jersey.

Match Schedule

12 June - 16:00    Group B         Argentina    v    Nigeria     

15 June - 20:30    Group G         Brazil           v    Korea DPR     

18 June - 16:00    Group C         Slovenia      v    USA     

21 June - 20:30    Group H         Spain          v    Honduras     

24 June - 16:00    Group F          Slovakia      v    Italy     

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

03 July - 20:30    Quarter-finals          W55    v    W56   

Full World Cup Fixtures

Nearby attractions
Visit Nelson Mandela's home, take a day trip through Soweto to visit the museum, have a drink in a shebeen, and visit the local shops. See the whole city from the top of the Carlton centre, or go further afield to Kruger National Park for a short safari.

Pubs and restaurants in the area
There are numerous excellent pubs, restaurants and nightspots near Coca Cola Park.

Melville is a fantastic place to look for all of the above, and is only about 1.5 km from the Stadium.

Try Xai-Xai for a great Asian experience, and live music: Melville Gardens 7th Street

Accommodation in the area

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