World Cup Stadiums – Ellis Park

25th July 2009 | World Cup Betting category: Football World Cup News
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Capacity: 70,000
Situated: Johannesburg
Home Club: Kaizer Chiefs FC
Construction Details: Completed – Undergoing Renovations

Stadium Information:

The Ellis Park is located in the centre of Johannesburg and is one of two stadiums in Johannesburg to be used for the finals in South Africa 2010, alongside the Soccer City stadium. Ellis Park has hosted many sporting events over the years though, including the FIFA Confederations Final in 2009 which seen Brazil reign victorious over USA.

Ellis Park was first built back in 1928 when it was used solely as a Rugby Union ground. It was demolished and then rebuilt in 1982 for its sole purpose to be used for Rugby matches. Since then, however, the stadium capacity has increased in size to hold 62,000 fans, while one of the more popular African soccer teams now uses the stadium, Orlando Pirates.

Ellis Park is a stadium which has endeared itself to the African public, mainly because of the 1995 Rugby World Cup final which seen South African overhaul New Zealand in an epic encounter to lift the Rugby World Cup trophy.summer.

 

Altitude: 1750m
Weather: In the winter, the temperature in Rustenburg will range somewhere between 16 and 24 degrees.
 




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