Cape Town Stadium completed

16/12/2009 at 22:33 5 comments


Its been a difficult delivery, with strikes, court cases, and severe delays. But after approximately 32 months the construction of Cape Town’s stadium for the 2010 FIFA World Cup has come to an end: earlier this week Cape Town mayor Dan Plato finally received the key to the new Green Point stadium.

The soccer stadium, which is situated in Cape Town’s ocean suburb of Greenpoint, has cost 4.5 billion rand (±450 million euro), suburb city’s R4.5 billion stadium.

According to Plato, who recently took over from DA leader Helen Zille (who is now premier of the Western cape province) that the stadium would become a world landmark, perhaps like Table Mountain. “Looking around, what a wonderful piece of artwork,” Plato said, “Cape Town stadium will become one of the world’s sporting landmarks.”

Plato add it was a “stadium for all Capetonians”. “The stadium is ready for the world,” he said.

The new Green Point Stadium, which will host various games including groups matches such as the one between The Netherlands and Cameroon and one of the semi-finals, was the biggest project of its kind ever undertaken in Cape Town.

It is said that about 2.500 construction workers had been employed and 1.200 artisans received training from contractors during the construction.

All in all, the brand new soccer stadium in cape Town will seat 68.000 people, and after the world cup it will be managed by French company Stade de France. It will be sued for rugby, soccer, concerts and religious gatherings.

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