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Soccer City Stadium – Johannesburg, South Africa

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Building: Soccer City Stadium
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Renovation and Expansion Completed: 2010
Architect: Boogertman & Partners, Populous
Consulting Engineer, Roof and Facade Design: Schlaich Bergermann and Partner
Contractor: Grinaker-LTA and BAM

AE Interests: Design inspired by the shape of an African pot, the calabash. The upgrade included an extended upper tier around the stadium to increase the capacity, an additional 2 executive suites, an encircling roof, new changing room facilities and new floodlights. No spectator is seated more than 100 meters (330 ft) from the field and there are no restricted views in the stadium. [1]

Written by Makenzie Kuntz

January 31, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Posted in Built

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