NINE million bricks, 10000 tons of reinforced steel, 13000 tons of structural steel and 90000 cubic metres of concrete were used to refurbish Soccer City.
The upgrading of the stadium, which took 9980000 man hours to complete, will be a hive of activity when Argentina's soccer legend Diego Maradona visits for an inspection today.
Maradona and other members of the Football Association of Argentina have been in South Africa since Monday to inspect the facilities ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
The Lionel Messi-led Argentina will play at Soccer City - the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies - against South Korea on June 17.
Argentina, who will be based at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria, are in the same group as the Super Eagles of Nigeria, South Korea and Greece.
Soccer City venue manager Songezo Nayo said the stadium was complete inside, but constructors were doing final touch-ups outside.
"It's work that will not take much time, it is to do with paving, painting, the turnstiles and planting trees. We expect it to be done by March."
The roof has a double layer of fabric and required 32400 fibre cement panels to complete the calabash-inspired design of the facade.
Prior to going to Soccer City at 3.45pm, Maradona will visit Orlando High School in Soweto, at 2.50pm, where he will hand over computers. Maradona says he will never forget visiting two schools in Ga-Rankuwa, Lowe and Kgotlelelang, on Tuesday.
Commenting on Argentina's decision to set up camp in Tshwane, its World Cup CEO Godfrey Nkwane said: "It's an honour for us. We're grateful to the SA embassy in Argentina who helped us during negotiations with their football association."