Soccer City

stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa

Soccer City is a sports stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was first built in 1987. At that time, it was named the FNB Stadium.

Soccer City
Former namesFNB Stadium
LocationJohannesburg, South Africa
Coordinates26°14′5″S 27°58′56″E / 26.23472°S 27.98222°E / -26.23472; 27.98222



In 2009, the stadium was improved. More seats were added. New locker (dressing) rooms and new floodlights were built.

FIFA World Cup


The stadium co-hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It is one of the 10 stadiums where World Cup matches were played.

2010 World Cup Matches

All times are given in South African Standard time (UTC+2).

Date Time Group Team #1 Team #2
Friday, 11 June 16:00 Group A South Africa Mexico
Monday, 14 June 13:30 Group E Netherlands Denmark
Thursday, 17 June 13:30 Group B Argentina Korea Republic
Sunday, 20 June 20:30 Group G Brazil Côte d'Ivoire
Wednesday, 23 June 20:30 Group D Ghana Germany
Sunday, 27 June 20:30 Round of 16 1B 2A
Friday, 2 July 20:30 Quarter-finals W49 W50
Sunday, 11 July 20:30 Final W61 W62

Nelson Mandela


On June 29, the South African government announced that a memorial service for Nelson Mandela would be held 10 to 14 days after his death at Soccer City.[1] Mandela died on December 5, 2013 and a memorial service was held at Soccer City.

Post World Cup Use


FNB Stadium is mostly used for concerts and local 5-a-side tournaments. When South Africa's most popular soccer team, the [Kaizer Chiefs] play in the stadium, they attract approximately 15,000 fans, during rival soccer matches and derbies they attract approximately more than 75 000 fans[2] when they play there among the rotating venues that they use.


  1. Nelson Mandela Death Fears: Government Reveals Plan for Memorial Service at Soccer City at International Business
  2. Sam Tighe (Feb 17, 2014). "The Tangible Legacy of FIFA and the 2014 World Cup: A Network to Nowhere". Retrieved June 13, 2014.

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