Green Point Stadium

The Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa was an 18,000 seat multi-purpose stadium.[1]

Aerial view of the Old Green Point Stadium, before being converted into the Green Point Athletics Stadium in 2007.
The beginnings of the Old Green Point Stadium during the Second Boer War. The old Mouille Point Lighthouse is visible in the background.
Partial demolition of the Green Point Stadium (foreground) during construction of the adjacent new Cape Town Stadium (background)

The stadium was used mainly for football matches, and was the home ground of Santos Football Club and Ajax Cape Town at different points.

It also hosted music concerts including Janet Jackson, Gloria Estefan, Michael Jackson, Roxette, Whitney Houston, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, U2, Metallica, Paul Simon, Robbie Williams, the Coca-Cola Colab Massive Mix & the 2003 46664 Concert for the benefit of AIDS victims.

It was also used by local schools such as CBC, Ellerton, de Kuilen and Sea Point High School to host their annual inter-school athletics competitions.

It was partly demolished in 2007 and rebuilt as the Green Point Athletics Stadium. [2] The new stadium can seat 7,000 people. The new main stand is built on top of the old main stand. The project was completed in early 2013.

A new stadium called the Cape Town Stadium was built on part of the golf course next to it, for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[3]

Coordinates: 33°54′19.56″S 18°24′31.22″E / 33.9054333°S 18.4086722°E / -33.9054333; 18.4086722

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Greenpoint Stadium - What's on in Cape Town". What's on in Cape Town. 2005-12-02. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  2. ^ "Green Point Athletics Stadium". City of Cape Town. 19 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Green Point Stadium | FIFA 2010 World Cup | Green Point Stadium Cape Town". Retrieved 2018-07-19.