The stadium that will undoubtedly become the face of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, Soccer City near Soweto, is nearing completion. This is according to Grinaker-LTA/Interbeton Soccer City joint-venture project director Mike Moody who made the announcement in June.

Soccer City
"The stadium construction is progressing well and ready for handover in October. We are busy with touch-ups in the interior and all the externals such as parking and the roads will be finished in December, in time for the January 2010 completion deadline," Moody said.

Once completed, the 94,000-seater Soccer City will be the biggest stadium ever built for any soccer World Cup event and will be by far the biggest in Africa.

The stadium will have three tiers of seating, 230 private boxes, two VIP suites, a large media section with 2 451 seats and eight TV presentation studios.

Arguably the most iconic of the 10 stadia being readied for the 2010 World Cup, Soccer City will resemble a large calabash - a recognisable symbol of the African continent.