Rand Stadium

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Rand Stadium
Location Rosettenville, Johannesburg, South Africa
Coordinates 26°14′05″S 28°03′06″E / 26.2346°S 28.0516°E / -26.2346; 28.0516
Owner City of Johannesburg
Capacity 30,000[1]
Opened 1951
Renovated 1965, 2009
Construction cost R76 million (2009 refurbishment)[2]
Kaizer Chiefs

Rand Stadium is a stadium in Rosettenville, a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is set to be utilized as a training field for teams participating in the 2010 FIFA World Cup after being completely rebuilt and reopened in August 2008.

Rand Stadium was constructed between 1949 to 1951 at a cost of £60,000 with a capacity of 15,000.[3] Over time extensive renovations have been carried out, the first between 1964 and 1965 in which facilities were added and the second in 1976 that saw the installation of floodlighting. The stadium was adjudged to need serious improvements and it was decide that it would be demolished in 2006. The new Rand Stadium was rebuilt as an all-seater stadium and would retain its old scoreboard for heritage purposes.[4]

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