There is no stadium seat number replica plan or diagram that shows the actual seat number in relation to the stairs – you might have picked a seat that was near a staircase but guess what? The stadium agents, didn’t seam to think this is something many of us would like to know when choosing where to sit! What is shown as a stairway is bogus! Eissh…! The colour code areas and the seat numbers are accurate
It was pointed out to me that the seats have been audited – none have been stolen so far!
It’s really puzzling why the CTN Stadium management, SailstadFRANCE – do not have a Website/blog with a seating plan or any other info on the CTN Stadium – zoot allors!

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[I hope I got the mountain in the correct place – just follow the colour on your ticket eventually you will get there as the building is roundish! Signage is excellent – nice & large]

The colour coded blocks and numbers are the area where your seat will be found
Follow the lollipop colour codes to get to your seat area entrance
Lucky so and so that you have a ticket! [You must be a rocket scientist to have been able to follow the convoluted protocol to get a ticket!]
Computicket’s seating numbers are not a replica of the stadium layout!
THINGS YOU CAN NOT TAKE INTO THE STADIUM – displayed at stadium entrance

NB – Please take earplugs! The vuvus are deafening – cotton wool will do to dampen the eardrum being battered literally to death.
AND if yr not a local going to the match – take something warm to put on, in case the wind changes direction and it becomes arctic.
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Neil Diamond & U2 360 Tours – South Africa
Stage & Seating Layout Plans

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LINK – U2 website
LINK – Computicket Home Page

Diagrams with text – Courtesy Computicket
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CAPE TOWN – U2 360 TOUR – SOLD OUT!

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Press area (above) showing north side of stadium -Table Mnt @1 o’clock
The podium at the top of the west entrance stairs (middle photo)
West entrance stairs from the podium – the sea is 300m ahead (far right photo)


Pedestrian routes to the Cape Town Stadium

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Next World Cup match dates at the Cape Town Stadium
24 June 20:30 – Cameroon v Netherlands – THURSDAY
29 June 20:30 – Winner v Runner Up – TUESDAY
3 July 16:00 – Quarter Final – SATURDAY
6 July 20:40 – Semi final – TUESDAY

LINK – twitter – City of Cape Town on twitter!! yeaaayah they do listen! CCTFIFAWorldCup

LINK – facebook – City of Cape Town’s official World Cup 2010 fan site

LINK – City of Cape Town’s World Cup 2010 website – EXCELLENT site. [They own the stadium.]
All you need to know can be found here. Weather, transport, security news, videos etc etc

LINKTRANSLATION google page – vertaling – tłumaczenie – çeviri – cyfieithu – traduzione – traducción – oversættelse – 翻译 – ترجمة – vertaling – Tafsiri – traduction – μετάφραση – Übersetzung – Übersetzung
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M A K A R A P A S ! ?

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LINKLINKS List – Cape Town 2010 Word Cup Sadium Info – Transport maps, Fan Fest & things

Bafana Bafana = ‘the boys’ in Zulu, shortened plural of umfaan (boy), abafana (boys)…
The Girls team is called Banyana Banyana
Ayoba = JHB township slang for ‘cool’, ‘fab’, ‘well done’, etc…” – Translation thanks to:
Cape Town’s official World Cup 2010 fan site on facebook

“Bafana bafana definition : badness baseness, corruption, delinquency, evil” Cricky!
Synonym Bafana bafana – Collins English Dictionary & Thesaurus
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LINK – Interview with Gustave, how he got involved – pitch cost, R15 million, micro climates, shadow lines, soil temp. etc – fascinating stuff! [The Cape Green Times] pdf file (p.2)

FIFA Maintenance pitch turff instructions

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LINK – Cape Town Stadium Z/card – Cross section drawing, info, size etc (PDF file)

LINK – List of stadiums by capacity (Wikipedia)

LINK – World maximum seater – 150 thousand!

LINK – London Olympic Stadium – Made Out of Recycled Guns & Knives – INHABITAT site which is “devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future” Great site

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What’s what from bottom centre to the top of the stadium
[In case you’re interested!]

Pitch access tunnel
Players tunnel
Basement level (street level)
Players Changing rooms + safes/ shower room for 10/ massage & injury rooms/ practise room [5m x 10m] with netted ceiling & police station & jail/prison

Press/media area
The legacy
1st level – above the players tunnel – Black worktops and swivel seats – for use after the world cup!
Through the central double door & sharp left takes you into the enormous press room, kitted out with floor plugs every 1.5m

The exterior stairs go up to the podium level [the stadium rests on it [the podium] but actually goes down 2 flights to the pitch internally]

2nd level
– Podium level
– The stadium inner sanctum, entry points, for the ‘ordinary’ people. 🙂
It’s a huge continuous walk way under the second tier seats, with food and drink [during a match] & access to upper and lower level seating

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This is what it looks like just as you enter into the stadium – from the dark into the brilliant light – the underside of the seats above & the view across to the press area, where a group of Italian media people are being shown around

3rd floor level
– Veranda & plush seats

The World Cup Media Platform
The block of black seats are uncovered, for the pleasure of the media, at the breakfast press conference given by Fifa. The others on either side are covered in plastic – ± 1,600

Have just been told that this area is the media area for the duration of the world cup. Seems obvious now that I’ve been told! The lower press area, is obviously too small to accommodate all the worlds journalists for the matches.

Fifa move in to set up in May.

Lay the communication cables and take over – literally. They have their own security, called marshals 1,500 of them.

Fifa has the stadium until the end of October – as it will take them that long to put it back to the state they found it in!

Cricky! What are they going to be doing to it?

4th level
Rooms that go all the way around the stadium with 2? rows of super comfy seats – the penthouse level?

5th level
The temporary seating for the duration of the world cup – to meet Fifa requirements

The opposite side of the stadium is completed but this side the workers are busy fitting them.

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There are photos else where on this site that show various stages of the temporary seating – just go to home (Left top of page ) then scroll down to see all posts, till you come across them or, do a search – in the search window, on the left hand side at the bottom of the page

Type in ‘temporary seating’ & all posts with that tag will show up [or ought too!]

If you want precise details of the tier names & floors etc., you can phone the visitors centre!
Or go there for a visit!
+ 27 (0)21 430 7346

LINK to details of open days for tours and cost etc

https://worldcupstadium.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/cape-town-2010-stadium-visitors-centre-now-open-3-days-a-week-oh-goodiee/

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Use back space, to return to the thumbnails – if images do not open on a new page

The ‘gallery’ facility [uploaded images done all together] is most infuriatingly bad but due to time constraints I decided to use it – loads more images waiting to be uploaded!

Are you enjoying them?
There have been many popping in to look at them but no feed back! Eish….

I think the stadium is goooorgeous!

LINK More Cape Town stadium interiors, Photographed by Odette Herbert

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Febuary 2010

press desks - being hammered by intense sunlight - ozone hole is overhead

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south view

[posted 15Nov09]

The building is very photogenic & close up it’s impressive – Green Point stadium, 68K seater – R4.7 billion to build, very controversial – And from Milnerton its way too big [was told that FIFA are paying most of it – by most esteemed cape town council official]

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I recommend you look at the workers images who have spent over 2 years building the massive structure – there’s a glint in their eye – I think they feel proud of what they have created – swaggerists – init

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lots of guys hanging from ropes mountaineers at the buildings face - loads of climbing gear attached to them [image:Odette Herbert]..luckily the ledge is wide enough to sit on..one of the high flyers that bolt the building together hanging from a rope..bolting the material to the building outer metal frame..the wizkid architect - very nice bloke - very calm
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testing testing - eeish.....never enough poly filler..has to be 50 metres from the ground - its uncomfortably steep to the bottom, up at the top of the stadium - magnificent view though - inward, can't see table mountain behind me
OH00151..rock climbers put finishing touches to metal paint work..lunch time - everyone on site rests - its all seriously strenuous work
in the rafters [roof has 9,000 glass panels covering 37 000 sq.metres] image:Odette Herbert..baby grass - fifa said it wasn't green enough for TV - rip it up start again..OH122997

paint touch up team..seating plastic removal team ..not sure what these men are doing material is still to be bolted down by men in orange

suspended by ropes - i think this man was part of the paint touch up team come rain or shine

he was surprised i wanted to take his photo - i really wanted to acknowledge the work force - visit was too rushed..such charming young men on site all beavering away..the stone mason who moved out of the way when a group of journalists filled the place he was working in..liked the black tie preventing anyone from invading the pitch to get to the other side and damaging the juvenile grass I noticed a plastic bag on the pitch which was speedily removed..this delightful man is the pitch security - to keep people off the grass - its off bounds to everyone

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this was our safety officer - a nightmare to get jounalists to cooperate and not to wonder off and to keep up [image:Odette Herbert]..this man works all day suspended from a rope - he's weighed down by climbing gear..local photographers & reporters, journalists local and from france and BBC team making a documentary on sport ..grey day at the coliseum [latin for colossal?]..staircase to footy heaven only for the alleged footy aristocracy. eeish!
main entrance looks jolly smart
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LINKTop of Page 1 of Cape Town 2010 Stadium Dedicated Hub

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LINKTop of Page 2 of Cape Town 2010 Stadium Dedicated Hub

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LINK – Seating plan – how to get to your seat – e zee!

LINKWhat you can NOT take into the Cape Town 2010 Stadium

LINKCape Town Transport Information during W/Cup – How to get to the stadium – Where to park etc – The Set up during The World cup. Excellent maps

Transport Information Centre’s toll-free number

0800 65 64 63

LINKPublic Viewing Areas – Cape Town during the World Cup in Cape Town

LINK FAN FESTIVAL – During The World Cup in Cape Town – What’s it all about?

“The Fan Fest will be open every day of the World Cup in Cape Town, from 10:00 to midnight, with live broadcasts of all 64 [football] matches. Entrance is free [MAHALA!]

The Grand Parade, newly upgraded by the City of Cape Town at a cost of around R22 million, can host up to 25 000 people. It is Cape Town’s….oldest public space and one of Cape Town’s most important heritage sites – where Nelson Mandela first spoke to the world as a free man 20 years ago.”

LINKCape Town Stadium Z/card – Cross section drawing, info, size etc (PDF file)

LINKCape Town City Council – Stadium owners/gatekeepers – excellent site

LINKWikipedia – Cape Town Stadium

LINKWikipedia – Vuvuzela – horn (aka 13th player)

LINKWikipedia – Makarapa – hard hat wonders

LINKWikipedia – Andrew Jennings investigative journalist – F I F A a bed of roses?

LINKWikipedia – Transparency in Sport – F I F A – behind the scenes

LINK twitter – F I F A World Cup 2010

LINKCape Town stadium fixtures for 2010

LINKDurban stadium – gorgeous photos

LINK SA S o c c e r 2010 – lots of news and photos

LINK – 2010 F I F A Soccer World Cup – Miriam Mannak’s lots of info blog

LINK – Stadium DAILY Photos – From Joanne, her splendid images 221K hits since May’09

LINK – SoccerBlogs – Daily feed of football news. Aggregating the best soccer blogs

LINK – ESPNsoccernet – ESPN 2010 World Cup News

LINKList of stadiums by capacity (Wikipedia)

LINKWorld maximum seater – 150 thousand!

LINKLondon Olympic Stadium – Made Out of Recycled Guns & Knives – INHABITAT site which is “devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future” Great site

LINK Facebook – THE Greenpoint Stadium/ 2010 Awareness

LINK Murry & Roberts – construction company
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A one stop stadium images spot!
At least that’s what I’m attempting to do
All my Cape Town stadium posts, from all my various sites, onto this dedicated site – so you don’t have to go all over the place to see them
Not sure if I’m going to see this project through – time constraints and really maddening behind the scenes html code protocols! Which even the geeks can’t crack!

8th Feb 2010
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Cape Town stadium North East side under construction, June 2009
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