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Top 3 biggest stadiums in South Africa

1.Soccer City Stadium(FBN Stadium)

The urban football stadium is located in South Africa, Johannesburg, to be precise. People are aware of this stadium for being currently the largest stadium in the African continent with a capacity of 94,700 seats.

The other name of this stadium is also the First National Bank Stadium (FNB). Built-in 1987 in Gauteng province with a capacity of 80,000 seats before the renovation and reconstruction work, bringing now the capacity of 94 700 seats. To be the main stadium of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, this means that the two most crucial matches of the opening match and the final match took place in this stadium.

The stadium has been used in the past for various sporting, cultural and political events. In 1990, Nelson Mandela’s first major public appearance took place at the Soccer City stadium. After three years, a large crowd of thousands came to pay a final tribute to one of South Africa’s leaders, Chris Hani.

In addition, in 1996, this same site hosted the final phase of the CAF African Cup of Nations, which saw South Africa victorious at home. However, the final of the 2010 FIFA World Cup between Spain and the Netherlands was the most historic moment of the football stadium to date.

This stadium, which cost a whopping $ 440 million for construction, is located a few kilometers from the SAFA House (House of the South African Football Association). It is the national stadium of the country where the international and friendly matches of the South African team (Bafana Bafana) and the local and continental matches of the Kaizer Chief FC take place.

2.Moses Mabhida Stadium

This magnificent and vibrant stadium, named for Moses Mabhida, also in South Africa, ranked first among world-class stadiums, after the name of the former secretary-general of the Southern Communist Party. The stadium is located in the city of Durban, South Africa, a few meters from the Indian Ocean boardwalk with a capacity of 70,000 seats. It is quite well equipped with a passenger terminal, a station, parking, and parking facilities that facilitate the movement of spectators.

The cost of “Durban Stadium” amounted to around $440 million, which is a true testament to South Africa’s architectural innovation. The stadium design was chosen by Gerhard le Roux, inspired by the national flag of the country. The great arch that surrounds the stadium represents the unity of the nation through sports activities. The unity of the country is symbolized by two branches of the arch to the south and north that join to form the same branch halfway.

3.Cape Town Stadium

The stadium is located in Cape Town South Africa. It is dedicated to rugby and football matches with a capacity of 69,070 seats. This stadium remains one of the monuments of the most beautiful sport in Africa. He hoped to become one of the 10 stadiums to host the 2010 Soccer World Cup, at a cost of $ 600 million. It replaced an old stadium of the same name, which was demolished in 2007. This stadium had 18,000 seats. It hosted the Santos Football Club and Ajax Cape Town football teams.

This stadium is located in the Green Point area, between Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, near downtown and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. It officially opened on December 14, 2009. The first game took place on January 23, 2010, with the Cape Derby between Ajax Cape Town FC and Santos Cape Town FC in front of 20,000 spectators.

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