Fifa World Cup: Building Greenpoint stadium

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):

More pics here.

Comments (2)

  1. The Shark wrote::

    Good for you to go and see the construction taking place. One thing we can do in this country is build sports stadia – and after Bafana’s great showing in the Confed Cup, I think it’s time for most Saffricans to throw their weight behind supporting this event and creating a snowball-effect so that as many people benefit from this once-in-a-lifetime spectacle. Woza 2010!

    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 9:41 am #
  2. FromJoanne wrote::

    Time to go back and see the new sheets being ironed out
    or be my guest and come over to my site 🙂

    Friday, September 25, 2009 at 10:15 pm #