About nine months ago I did a tour of Greenpoint Stadium, which will be hosting one of the semi-finals for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Now, about 9 months later, I toured the stadium again with Chris Rawlinson and Gabby Rosario, thanks to a competition on Twitter.
And, judging by the pics, there is progress. The new Greenpoint Stadium has a seating capacity of about 70 000 (just 20 000 more than Newlands). The pitch is apparently growing somewhere “top secret” in Stellenbosch, nearby. It’s employed about 2 300 people for the construction phase (with one death). It’s a R3-billion project.
See pictures below (and also compare to when I last toured it):