The FNB Stadium in Johannesburg

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Johannesburg: The FNB Stadium



Johannesburg:The FNB Stadium



Johannesburg:The FNB Stadium


The FNB Stadium was first put into use in 1989 after three years of construction. It was also the place where Nelson Mandela made his first large public speech in Johannesburg upon his release from prison. Since then, the stadium had become well-known far and wide.

The FNB Stadium is located in Soweto, a city to the southwest of Johannesburg, and can accommodate 80,000 people. In order to meet the standards of the 2010 World Cup, the stadium began renovations in 2008 and can now accommodate 94,700 people, making it the largest stadium in Africa.

After its renovation, the stadium will show audiences a new image. Its appearance represents South Africa's traditional earthenware cooking pot, with a circular lighting device surrounding the outside frame. People cannot help but think of the flame below the cooking pot when the circular device is lit. In addition to the beautiful appearance, the design is also very practical.

Although the distance between the audience and the competition arena is over 100 meters, they can clearly see what happens in the arena.

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa will open in the FNB Stadium on June 11, 2010, with South Africa as the host against Mexico.

By People's Daily Online

(Editor:张茜)

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