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August 01, 2011

Cape Town Stadium photo essay: Place of glory

It was around this time last year that boots were hung up, flags put away and new friends told goodbye as they returned to the foreign shores from whence they came. The Cape Town Stadium, a place of glory, disappointment and fanaticism saw it all during the FIFA 2010 World Cup™, where it hosted eight matches.

Bruce Sutherland has captured this architectural wonder in these images which convey the sheer size and depth of the venue.

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The Cape Town Stadium is host to various events

A visit to the Cape Town Stadium is an unforgettable experience. Its multifunctional design caters for football fans while also being a destination for cultural, music, entertainment and community events.

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The stadium has a capacity seating of 55 000

The stadium now has a seating capacity of 55 000, while another 13 000 temporary seats were added for the World Cup. It has been designed so that all spectators are close to the game, and it can be evacuated in 15 minutes.

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The impressive glass panelled roof

Images © Bruce Sutherland

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