May 12, 2010
Loftus Versfeld Stadium is widely considered one of South Africa’s best stadiums and is situated in the nations’s capital Pretoria.
The stadium is one of the oldest in South Africa and has often been utilised for both rugby and football games and is the home ground of Mamelodi Sundowns Premier Soccer League club, the Blue Bulls Currie Cup rugby team and the Bulls Super 12 rugby squad.
The 1995 Rugby World Cup was held at Loftus Versfield and the arena is not only one of the premier sporting venues in the country, it’s the venue of choice for major concerts in the area, with it’s 50,000 seating capacity.
In order for the Loftus Versfeld Stadium to be a 2010 World Cup compliant venue, designated media areas were constructed and the stadium roofing was improved. The scoreboard, lighting and sound system were also upgraded, plus improvements were made to player facilities and changing rooms.
Serbia and Ghana will meet in the first match of the 2010 World Cup at Loftus Versfield Stadium in Pretoria.
|Jun 17||South Africa||vs.||Uruguay||Pretoria||4:30am||Odds|
|Jun 24||United States||vs.||Algeria||Pretoria||12:00am||Odds|
|Jun 29||Round of 16|
Pretoria is rich in history and traditions and is also home to a multitude of museums and monuments. Without the hustle and bustle of nearby Johannseburg, Pretoria has blended the old and the new to create a unique mix of cultures.
Home to a number of embassies, Pretoria’s Union Buildings house the administration of the country and have also been the location for multiple presidential inaugurations, including Nelson Mandela,Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma.
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