FIFA 2010 World Cup on my Doorstep in Cape Town

As promised, here is the second World Cup Stadium.  The Cape Town Stadium is the most beautiful of the stadiums for the 2010 World Cup as far as I am concerned but then again, I am bias as I also believe that Cape Town is the most beautiful city in the world.

More years back than I care to remember, I spent many weekends in one of the blocks of flats (apartments) in the background of this photo of the old Green Point Stadium. At the time, this was home to one of the two major professional soccer teams based in Cape Town.  In fact it is so long ago, I cannot remember which one...
In 2007 this stadium was demolished and in a short 33 months, at a cost of R4,4-billion (approximately US$600-million) the new Cape Town Stadium arose.  On 14 December 2009, Cape Town Executive Mayor, Alderman Dan Plato, received the keys to the stadium officially confirming the opening of Cape Town Stadium.
Cape Town Stadium is beautifully situated on the Green Point Common between the Atlantic Ocean and Signal Hill with Table Mountain and Devil's Peak as a backdrop.  It has a seating capacity of 68 000 spectators and has noise-reducing cladding.  The rainwater from the roof will be collected into ponds in the 60 hectare urban park surrounding it.
The very popular Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is quite near it and I could not resist this night photo of the stadium towering over this tourist attraction.
PS:  Thank you so much to all the wonderful photographers for their wonderful photographs.  I have no idea who you are and I hope you will forgive me for using your work in this blog.


DUTA said...

How beautiful!
It brings back to me memories of the majestic Table Mountain and the other tourist attractions of this awsome city Cape Town.

Good Luck with the games!

Kirsty said...

It is looking great! I'm so hoping it's going to be a massive success... I can't imagine a better host city.

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