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South Africa will build five new stadiums for the 2010 Soccer World Cup and renovate five others at a budgeted cost of R8,4billion
The new stadiums will be the 70 000-seat Greenpoint in Cape Town (R1,93 billion), the 70000-seat King Sezangakhona in Durban (R1,8 billion), the 48000-seat Nelson Mandela in Port Elizabeth (R895 million), the 46 000-seat Mbombela in Nelspruit (R855million) and the 46000-seat Peter Mokaba in Polokwane (R697 million).
Soccer City in Johannesburg will be refurbished with 95000 seats at a cost of R1,53 billion; the 61000-seat Ellis Park in Johannesburg (R229 million), the 48000-seat Free State in Bloemfontein at R219 million, the 42000-seat Royal Bafokeng in Rustenburg (R147 million) and the 50000-seat Loftus Versveld in Pretoria (R98 million).
The final cost of these stadiums might exceed the budgeted cost, but cities will be responsible for raising additional finances, especially where they have decided to keep architects' grandiose plans that could have been trimmed back to meet the budget.
By yesterday afternoon Polokwane still had to raise R100 million and Durban R600million for their elaborate stadiums.
Cape Town is scurrying about trying to find another R180million. This is despite the fact that it trimmed more than R1 billion from the cost of its project in two weeks of negotiations with the contractors and reduced the planned radius of the stadium by 4m and its height by 2m.
Local Organising Committee chief executive Danny Jordaan hoped all construction would start soon.
"Our meetings with the municipalities went well and we are positive the stadiums will be completed before the deadline," Jordaan said yesterday.