2010 Host Stadium Links -
Upgraded: November 2005
Capacity: 40,000 seats
Located in Rustenburg, in the north west province, the Royal Bafokeng Stadium was opened in 1999 and completely funded by the Royal Bafokeng community, an administrative entity presiding over the world's richest platinum mines. Access is simple as it is built on open land and so has extensive parking facilities. It is a 90 minute drive from Johannesburg to the stadium.
The stadium is currently a multi-purpose venue which includes an athletics track. It is already very well-equipped and will require only minor renovations to bring it up to FIFA standards. The capacity of the stadium will be increased to 40,000 with the construction of two additional rows of seating on the second level.
New electronic scoreboards, floodlights and a new public address system will fullfill all the requirements for it to host the first and second round matches of the 2010 World Cup.
The stadium succesfully hosted a rugby international
between the Springboks and the All Blacks in
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