The Royal Bafokeng stadium is located in the city of Rustenburg, a city located at the foot of Magaliesberg Mountain in the North West Province of this African country.
Rustenburg is not a big city as Johannesburg, and people makes a living with activities like mining and agriculture. This city is a humble place, but they’re die-hard soccer fans thanks to the Platinum Stars Club from the Premier Soccer League. The Royal Bafokeng stadium is the current home for the Platinum Stars and nothing will change after the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Royal Bafokeng stadium received a very minor upgrade that will end up with a around 44,500 seats available for soccer fans; before this minor upgrade the stadium received 38,000 people. They also installed electronic scoreboards, and upgraded floodlights.
The temperatures expected during the 2010 FIFA World Cup are probably the highest temperatures experience in the entire country, with the average temperatures ranking from 60 to 88 Fahrenheit degrees. These temperatures could probably affect squads like Slovakia, Japan and possibly Mexico.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup matches that will be played in this stadium are:
June 12th. Group C England vs. USA
June 15th. Group F Slovakia vs. New Zealand
June 19th. Group D Australia vs. Ghana
June 22nd. Group A Mexico vs. Uruguay
June 24th. Group E Japan vs. Denmark
June 26th. Round of 16 1C vs. 2D
After watching the 10 stadiums that will be used for the world cup, it looks like the Royal Bafokeng stadium is probably the less aesthetic stadium that’s gonna be used during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The design of this stadium is very simple and on top of that, the Royal Bafokeng is not surrounded by beautiful beaches or great looking landscapes like other stadiums. The place is 30 driving minutes away from Sun City and 12 kilometers away from Rustenburg’s downtown.
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