May 04, 2010
Ellis Park Stadium is centrally located in the city of Johannesburg and is most famous for South Africa’s defeat of New Zealand in the 1995 Rugby World Cup, which united the nation and captured a special moment when Nelson Mandela held the trophy aloft at the ground.
Rebuilt in 1982, ground improvements has seen the seating capacity raised from 57,000 and Ellis Park can now seat up to 62,000 people.
Ellis Park Stadium hosted both the opening and final matches of the 2009 Confederations Cup, as well as the opening and closing ceremony. Ellis Park is widely recognised as the most modern stadium in South Africa and is home to one of South Africa’s most popular clubs, the Orlando Pirates FC.
Named after Johannesburg city councilor JD Ellis, the stadium name was changed to Coca-Cola Park in 2008 after a R450 million deal with the Coca-Cola Company. For commercial reasons, the stadium will be known as the Ellis Park Stadium during the 2010 World Cup
For the 2010 World Cup, 5 first-round matches, 1 second-round match and a quarter-final will be held at Ellis Park Stadium.
|Jun 16||Brazil||vs.||North Korea||Johannesburg||4:30am||Odds|
|Jun 19||Slovenia||vs.||United States||Johannesburg||12:00am||Odds|
|Jun 28||Round 16|
|July 3||Quarter Finals|
Johannesburg is the business hub of South Africa and is also known as the City of Gold among the nation. It is home to two of the country’s most popular football teams and historical arch-rivals, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.
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