Polokwane: Peter Mokaba Stadium

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Polokwane: Peter Mokaba Stadium

Polokwane: Peter Mokaba Stadium

Peter Mokaba Stadium is a brand-new soccer field. It was completed in the beginning of 2010, which was just under the finishing deadline stipulated by the International Football Association (FIFA). This stadium is located in Polokwane (which was called Pietersburg before). It was named after a leader of the youth league of African National Congress Party.

It can hold 46,000 spectators. In that 2010 World Cup period, four group games will be held here. The first game will be held on June 13, when Slovenia faces Algeria and the last game will be on June 24, when New Zealand plays Paraguay.

Peter Mokaba Stadium is similar to Mbombela Stadium. Both use the innovative Desso GrassMaster field, which is made up of natural pasture plus man-made grass textile fiber. It marks the first time a World Cup competition will be held at a man-made grass stadium During the International Football Association’s entire history.

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