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FNB Stadium

Soccer City
Stadium information
LocationNasrec, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
Broke ground1986
OwnerThe Stadia and Soccer Development Trust City of Johannesburg
OperatorStadium Management South Africa
Construction costRand 3.3 billion
(USD $ 440 million)
ArchitectBoogertman & Partners, Populous
Capacity94,736 (incl.hospitality seats)
Field dimensions105m X 68m
TenantsKaizer Chiefs
South Africa national football team

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Soccer City, known as FNB Stadium for commercial purposes, is a stadium located in Nasrec, the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located next to the South African Football Association headquarters (SAFA House) where both the FIFA offices and the Local Organising Committee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup were housed. Designed as the main association football stadium for the World Cup, the FNB Stadium became the largest stadium in Africa with a capacity of 94,700, However its maximum capacity during the 2010 FIFA World Cup was 84,490 due to reserved seating for the press and other VIPs. The stadium is also known by its nickname "The Calabash" due to its resemblance to the African pot

or gourd.

It was the site of Nelson Mandela's first speech in Johannesburg after his release from prison. It was also the site of Chris Hani's funeral.

It was also the venue for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final, which was played by the Netherlands and Spain.

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