Cape Town Stadium
|Address||Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8051|
The Cape Town Stadium (African Renaissance Stadium, Green Point Stadium) is located in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a multi-purpose stadium that was open in December of 2009. It was constructed on the site of an old stadium. The Cape Town Stadium was one of the venues chosen for the FIFA World Cup in 2010. The stadium hosted the opening match as well as a semi-final. Since 2010, it has been the home of Ajax Cape Town, which has shared the ground with Cape Town City since 2016. Since 2015, the stadium has also been a venue for the South Africa Sevens rugby tournaments.
The previous stadium was demolished in 2007, and in 2015, the remaining site of it was redeveloped into the Green Point Athletics Stadium that has a capacity of 4,500 seats.
In 2010, the stadium had a capacity of 64,100 to provide enough place for the World Cup. Later, the capacity of the stadium was reduced to 55,000 people, which was achieved by removing temporary seats located on both side of the highest tier. Now, there are club rooms and suites instead of temporary seats. The Cape Town Stadium also has corporate suites as well as other facility, such as medical and training. It is suitable for banqueting and conferencing events.