Soccer City facts for kids
Exterior after the Germany vs Ghana 2010 World Cup match
|Former names||FNB Stadium|
|Location||Johannesburg, South Africa|
In 2009, the stadium was improved. More seats were added. New locker (dressing) rooms and new floodlights were built.
FIFA World Cup
The stadium hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Is one of the 10 stadiums where World Cup games will be played.
2010 World Cup Matches
|Date||Time||Group||Team #1||Team #2|
|Friday, 11 June||16:00||Group A||South Africa||Mexico|
|Monday, 14 June||13:30||Group E||Netherlands||Denmark|
|Thursday, 17 June||13:30||Group B||Argentina||Korea Republic|
|Sunday, 20 June||20:30||Group G||Brazil||Côte d'Ivoire|
|Wednesday, 23 June||20:30||Group D||Ghana||Germany|
|Sunday, 27 June||20:30||Round of 16||1B||2A|
|Friday, 2 July||20:30||Quarter-finals||W49||W50|
|Sunday, 11 July||20:30||Final||W61||W62|
On June 29, the South African government announced that a memorial service for Nelson Mandela would be held 10 to 14 days after his death at Soccer City. Mandela died on December 5, 2013 and a memorial service was held at Soccer City.
Post World Cup Use
FNB Stadium is mostly used for concerts and local 5-a-side tournaments. When South Africa's most popular soccer team, the [Kaizer Chiefs] play in the stadium, they attract approximately 15,000 fans when they play there among the rotating venues that they use.
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