Cape Town Stadium
Club: Ajax Cape Town | Opening: 2009 | Capacity: 55,000 seats
History and description
Cape Town Stadium was built to serve as a playing venue for the 2010 World Cup. Construction of the stadium started in March 2007, and came at a cost of R$4.4 billion.
Cape Town Stadium officially opened on the 14th of December 2009 with a formal opening ceremony. The first match was played on the 23rd of January 2010 between Ajax Cape Town and (South African) Santos FC.
For the 2010 World Cup an extra temporary 13,000 seats were installed that lifted capacity to 68,000. During the tournament, the stadium hosted five group matches, a round of 16 match, the quarter-final between Germany and Argentina (4-0), and the semi-final between the Netherlands and Uruguay (3-2).
After the tournament, Ajax Cape Town moved into the stadium. Ajax CT had previously been playing their matches at either the smaller Athlone Stadium or the similarly-sized Newlands Stadium.
Cape Town Stadium is located in the Green Point area at just a few hundred metres from the Atlantic Ocean and Table Bay coast.
The stadium lies a short walk away from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town’s main entertainment and tourist area. Cape Town’s Central Business District is almost adjacent to the V&A Waterfront.
Address: Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point, Cape Town
Tickets for Ajax Cape Town matches can be bought online, or in person via one of the Computicket sales outlets (e.g. the Shoprite and Checkers stores). Other outlets include the Cape Town Tourist Office and the V&A Waterfront info kiosk no2 (lower-level).
Ticket prices range from R$40.00 for a seat behind the goal to R$80.00 for a seat at the main stand. In general only seats for the lower tier are being sold.
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