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November 25, 2009

Cape Town Stadium all set for completion

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Photo courtesy Linda Ndlela

The roof is on and it’s all systems go – nearly. Table Mountain appears framed in the central opening of the uniquely designed, 4 700t, 37 000m2 roof of Cape Town Stadium.

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Workmen put the finishing touches to the 16mm-thick glass panels designed to let Cape Town’s sunshine in and keep spectators safe from the elements.

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Photo courtesy Belinda Van Niekerk

As building crews raced the clock to complete the stadium on time, nature did its bit – helped by lawn sprinklers – to get the freshly-planted football pitch going.

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Sweeping views over Green Point now have an architectural focal point in the internationally acclaimed Cape Town Stadium.

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Photo courtesy Belinda Van Niekerk

Eight World Cup matches, 68 000 seats, 13 000 temporary seats, state-of-the-art security systems and a design that allows the entire stadium to be evacuated within 15 minutes – that’s Cape Town Stadium!

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