Ellis Park Stadium facts for kids
|Location||Johannesburg, South Africa|
Ellis Park was first built in 1928 as a Rugby union stadium. It was demolished and rebuilt in 1982, still as a rugby staduim. It was named after JD Ellis, a Johannesburg city councilor. JD Ellis allowed the use of the land for a stadium. He allowed 13 acres to build the stadium.
In the first stadium 100 000 visitors saw the Rugbymatch South Africa versus England (1955). The stadium was used for different events. 1995 it was part of the Rugby-Union-Worldchampionship 1995 and 2009 it hosted the CONFED-Cup and 2010 the FIFA World Cup.
FIFA World Cup
The stadium hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It was one of the 10 stadiums where World Cup games were played.
2010 World Cup Matches
|Date||Time||Group||Team #1||Team #2||Result|
|Saturday, 12 June||16:00||Group B||Argentina||Nigeria||1:0|
|Tuesday, 15 June||20:30||Group G||Brazil||Korea DPR||2:1|
|Friday, 18 June||16:00||Group C||Slovenia||United States||2:2|
|Monday, 21 June||20:30||Group H||Spain||Honduras||2:0|
|Thursday, 24 June||16:00||Group F||Slovakia||Italy||3:2|
|Monday, 28 June||20:30||Round of 16||Brazil||Chile||3:0|
|Saturday, 3 July||20:30||Quarter-finals||Paraguay||Spain||0:1|
The stadium today
The stadium is used by the soccerteams Gauteng Lions and Orlando Pirats. The stadium is also the homeground of two rugbyteams (Lions and Golden Lions).
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