FIFA WM 2010
06. April 2009
Progress at Green Point Stadium
The City of Cape Town is building a world-class, FIFA-compliant 68 000-seat stadium in Green Point. This will serve as a semi-final venue in 2010 and a sustainable multi-purpose venue thereafter for ball sports, major events and concerts.
Despite initial concerns about costs, the distance of the stadium in relation to the majority of the city's soccer fans, and objections by residents of the Green Point area, construction is going ahead as planned and is scheduled for completion in October 2009 - a FIFA requirement. The tender has been awarded to a joint venture between Murray & Roberts and WBHO.
After the World Cup, the City will lease the stadium to an operator as a commercial venture for an estimated 30 years. The operating lease will include managing the urban park and Common surrounding the stadium. The top tier of seats inside the stadium will be removed, leaving 55 000 seats, and space to use for income generation.
Source: City of Cape Town