Wednesday, 25 February 2009

A Royal venue in Rustenburg

Construction work at the Royal Bafokeng stadium in Rustenburg will be completed by the end of this month. The upgraded grandstand, which includes a new iconic roof was completed early this month, with seat installation close to completion. The venue which has hosted major international events from Tri-nations rugby matches to exhibition football events will continue with landscaping works and general urban improvements for the next few months.

The venue capcity has been increase to approximately 45,000, and will host the British Lions this June. A test event is also being planned to take place next month. An inspection conducted by FIFA this month highlighted the state of readiness in Rustenburg and the North West province. With the Confederations Cup in a few months, this venue has comfortably met its deadlines. The total cost of the project is R360 million.

Image credits: tadpolefarm, City of Rustenburg

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