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SSuccessfully hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ was a 6 year long journey. Hearteningly, SA defied all global sceptics who raised alarms before the event about the readiness of the country’s infrastructure to deliver on an event of this magnitude.
From Cape Town’s stunningly located Green Point Stadium to the daring Durban’s Moses Mabhida arch and the scale of the award-winning Soccer City, standing alone on the outskirts of Soweto - each of the 10 stadiums, roaring with the ubiquitous honk of the vuvuzela (plastic horn), provided a fitting and world-class stage for the first African football world cup.
FFNB Stadium (Soccer City): SA’s proud global colossal
Standing boldly and beautifully in the sprawling township of Soweto, the calabash-shaped FNB Stadium has played host to many momentous occasions in the country’s history.
As the largest venue in South Africa, it was only fitting that this iconic 87 436-seater staged the first and last matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, the 1996 African Cup of Nations final, Nelson Mandela’s memorial service and several other high profile and sporting events.
In case you’re still not clear how massive this stadium actually is, Lady Gaga has performed here.