Soccer World Cup 2010

 

Loftus Versfeld
(Pretoria/Tshwane

Flight from Cape Town to Pretoria
Flights from Durban to Pretoria

Pretoria accommodation

Loftus Versfeld is the major stadium in Tshwane (used to be called Pretoria).

Fixture list for World Cup 2010

13 Jun

16 Jun

19 Jun

23 Jun

25 Jun
20h30

29 Jun
16h00

Serbia 0
v Ghana 1

South Africa 0
v Uruguay 3

Cameroon 1
v Denmark 2

United States 1
v Algeria 0

Chile 1
v Spain 2

Paraguay 0(5)
v Japan 0(3)

Map centred on the Loftus Versfeld Stadium

 

Upgrades for Soccer World Cup 2010

In order to qualify for selection as a first and second round venue the floodlights, sound system and scoreboard will be upgraded and designated media areas will be constructed in the lower level of the west stand.

"According to the requirements we were given, our lights have to operate at 1 500 lux and at the moment they operate at 1 000 lux. There are two ways we can overcome this. One is to tear down our current lighting and replace it with new pylons, or to build a roof over the eastern stand and put lights in the roof. We would obviously prefer the second approach as it has more long-term benefits for the stadium." stadium manager Hugo Kemp said.

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Time-line

Upgades to Loftus Versfeld are expected to be completed by 2009.

Home ground

It is home to the Bulls rugby team and the Sundowns Football Club.

References

1984

The northern pavilion was upgraded.

May 1932

Mr Robert Owen Loftus Versfeld, a sports administrator, suffered a heart attack in the east stand and died, in tribute to him the stadium was renamed after him.

1928

Toilets and a changing room were installed.

1923

The first concrete structure, which could accommodate 2000 people, was erected by the City Council

1906

Field started being used for sport, and was known as the "Eastern Sports Ground"

Transport system upgrades

A major overhaul of the Tshwane Metro area's transport system is planned for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The project includes:

The Metro Council has proposed the following stadiums as training venues

Super Stadium

Atteridgeville

Giant Stadium

Soshanguve

HM Pitje

Mamelodi

Links

Wikipedia: Loftus Versfeld Stadium

References

15 September 2006

Loftus in race to be first for 2010

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