Cape Town’s World Cup curtain closes

07/07/2010 at 17:07 5 comments


Yesterday Thousands of capetonians and visitors, from all walks of live gathered in Cape Town’s city center for what would be the very last Soccer World Cup fan Walk. Stretching fron the Grand Parade, Home of Cape Town’s Fan Fest, to the football stadium this route has been one of the most successful world cup events in South Africa’s Mother City.

Despite the chill in the air, 49 000 people gathered at the FIFA Fan Fest to watch the match between The Netherlands and Uruguay and over 200 000 fotball fans flocked to the central city. According to the municipality, Cape Town’s very last Fan Walk attracted w whooping 149 000 fans who wanted to say: “I was heeeere!” This is close to Saturday’s record of 153 000.

As Netherlands beat Uruguay 3-2 and secured their place in the Football World Cup final at Soccer City on Sunday 11 July, fans partied through the night with no significant incidents reported.

Last night’s figures show that over 1.7 million fans have visited the Cape Town Stadium, FIFA Fan Fest™, four fan jols, and fan walk during the World Cup. Despite this high tally, no major incidents have been reported.

In total 507 332 spectators have watched the football games of the 2010 World Cup at the Cape Town stadium, 580 900 soccer fans have walked the cape Town fan walks, 477 000 people have converged on the FIFA Fan Fest at the Grand Parade, 135 878 have caught the MyCiTi shuttle service and 140 545 people have watched the games at the City’s four fan jols.

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