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Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa photo
Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg

Shown here near completion in early 2010, Soccer City was scheduled to be center stage for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa tournament.

The stadium is widely regarded as the heart of football in South Africa as it has hosted many important matches through history. In the mid 1980s, officials came together to build the first international football stadium in the country and the construction was funded from the football fraternity's coffers.

The original stadium, which was known as the FNB Stadium, had a capacity of 80,000. Upgrades involved extending the upper tier to increase the capacity to 94,700; adding 99 more suites to bring the number to 184; constructing an encircling roof; adding new changing room facilities and installing new floodlighting.

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