Royal Bafokeng Stadium opened in 1999 and is located in Rustenburg in the North West Province in South Africa.
Named after the Bafokeng people of the area, the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace is a 40,000 seat venue which will is situated in the small town of Phokeng around 15 kilometres north west of Rustenburg on the way to Sun City.
The stadium required little work to make it World Cup compliant and minor renovations included an increased capacity to hold up to 42,000 people, along with state of the art electronic scoreboards, floodlights and a new public address system.
Royal Bafokeng Stadium is less than 30 minutes drive from famous Sun City, and is a multi-purpose venue used by the community. It also has an athletics track and the oval shape of the arena creates a wonderful atmosphere for spectators.
England will face the United States in the first match of the 2010 World Cup at Royal Bafokeng Stadium.
|Jun 13||England||vs.||United States||Rustenburg||4:30am||Odds|
|Jun 15||New Zealand||vs.||Slovakia||Rustenburg||9:30pm||Odds|
|Jun 26||Round of 16|
Rustenburg is nestled at the foothills of the spectacular Magaliesburg Mountains and the country’s richest tribe, the Bafokeng Nation preside over this area and it is the platinum mining capital of the world.
Internationally acclaimed Sun Sity is only 30 kilometres from Rustenburg and offers a host of attractions to keep all and sundry entertained. everyone busy. The Palace of the Lost City, hot air balloon rides, The Valley of Waves and a 25-hectare jungle can all be found in this region.