Mother City unveils logo

Cape Town started late with its stadium construction, but it is the first city to unveil its 2010 World Cup logo.

Cape Town started late with its stadium construction, but it is the first city to unveil its 2010 World Cup logo.

Pieter Cronje, the City of Cape Town World Cup communications director, said their logo depicts the African sun rising over Table Mountain.

"There is also an ocean element, as the city is surrounded by the oceans on either side of the Cape Peninsula," he said.

"The host city emblem is used with the 2010 Fifa World Cup official emblem to form a composite logo. This is part of the deal between Fifa and the city.

"It will be used in all marketing activities by the City of Cape Town in relation to promoting the 2010 World Cup finals.

"All the host cities are able to enter into similar arrangements with Fifa to promote their activities in the build-up to the tournament.

"We are very excited with the latest deve-lopments," said Cronje, whose city hosted Fifa president Sepp Blatter last Tuesday.

During his day-long visit to the Mother City, Blatter was impressed to hear that the construction of Green Point Stadium was five weeks ahead of schedule.

Whitey Jacobs, MEC for sports and culture in Western Cape, said they were encouraged by Blatter's visit.

Jacobs said they would fight tooth and nail against a handful of people who want to derail the construction of the new stadium.

The stadium, which has a total capacity of 70000, is built jointly by the City of Cape Town and Western Cape provincial government.

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