Johannesburg Stadium

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Johannesburg Stadium
Location Doornfontein, Johannesburg
Operator Ellis Park Stadium (Pty) Ltd.[1]
Capacity 37,500 [1]
Opened 1992
Tenants
Orlando Pirates and Golden Lions training ground

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.

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 Orlando Pirates and the Golden Lions Rugby Union.

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

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 is also scheduled to have his South African leg of his international tour here on February 8 2014.

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

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