Johannesburg Stadium

Johannesburg Stadium is a stadium, in the Doornfontein suburb of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa. The stadium has a sweeping roof and can accommodate 37,500 people.

Johannesburg Stadium
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LocationDoornfontein, Johannesburg
OperatorEllis Park Stadium (Pty) Ltd.[1]
Capacity37,500 [1]
Opened1992
Tenants
Orlando Pirates and Golden Lions training ground

It was originally built as an athletics stadium, but also hosted football and rugby matches.

The eighth IAAF World Cup in Athletics was held at the stadium in 1998. It served as the main stadium for the 1999 All-Africa Games.

It is mostly used as a training ground for the Orlando Pirates and the Golden Lions.

Michael Jackson performed two shows (sold out) on his History World Tour, on 10 and 12 October 1997. Also he planned to give 2 concerts on September 30 and October 2, 1993, but these plans were suspended due to violence in Johannesburg.

Bon Jovi performed at the stadium during their These Days Tour on December 1, 1995.

Gloria Estefan performed at the stadium during her The Evolution Tour on March 22, 1997.

Tina Turner concluded the African leg of her Wildest Dreams Tour, with two consecutive shows, on April 21–22, 1996.

U2 finished their Popmart Tour at the stadium on March 21, 1998.

Kendrick Lamar also performed his South African leg of his international tour here on February 8, 2014.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "JHB Stadium Facilities". Archived from the original on 2008-08-02. Retrieved 2008-11-12.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Johannesburg Stadium at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 26°11′37.76″S 28°3′45.05″E / 26.1938222°S 28.0625139°E / -26.1938222; 28.0625139