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Soccer City
Germany Ghana - the stadium after the match
Exterior after the Germany vs Ghana 2010 World Cup match
Former names FNB Stadium
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Coordinates 26°14′5″S 27°58′56″E / 26.23472°S 27.98222°E / -26.23472; 27.98222
Capacity 88,460
Built 1987
Renovated 2009

Soccer City is a sports stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was first built in 1987. At that time, it was named the FNB Stadium.


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

All times are given in South African Standard time (UTC+2).

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

Nelson Mandela

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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See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Estadio Soccer City para niños

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