Guest House / B&B, 6 kilometers to this stadium ( 10 minutes drive). Tel: (011) 6803452 for bookings.
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F N B Stadium / Soccer City -Nasrec, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Soccer City Stadium is situated in Nasrec Johannesburg, some 8 kilometres to the south-west of the city centre and 5 kilometers from Gold Reef Place Guest House. The stadium is the flagship venue for the Confederation Cup 2009 and Soccer World Cup 2010, and it will be hosting both the opening match and the final of the 2010 World Cup. Soccer City Stadium is the largest in Africa. The stadium is also known as FNB Stadium (First National Bank stadium).
The stadium provides 80,000 plastic bucket seats, and has a 2 metre "moat" to protect the players from the fans.
The upper tier will be extended around the stadium and 99 corporate boxes added, to increase the capacity to 94,700. An encircling roof will be added, looking like a giant calabash shell (the calabash is a hollowed out plant which was commonly used to brew beer in - given South Africa's alcohol problem, the shape is probably appropriate).
New floodlights will be installed and new changing rooms will be developed.
There are thoughts of increasing the capacity further to 100,000. The upgrade,
which commenced in September 2006 to complete the plan started in 1989 is
scheduled to be completed by April 2007.