PE is the first to be opened

SOUTH Africa's first newly built 2010 World Cup stadium officially opened yesterday in Port Elizabeth - a year before kick-off in June next year.

SOUTH Africa's first newly built 2010 World Cup stadium officially opened yesterday in Port Elizabeth - a year before kick-off in June next year.

"For us today's first opening of a newly built 2010 Fifa World Cup stadium is a huge boost," local organising committee chief Danny Jordan said yesterday.

Eight 2010 World Cup games, including a quarterfinal and a third and fourth place play-off, will be hosted at Port Elizabeth's 48000-seater Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. - Sapa

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