Dobsonville Stadium

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Dobsonville Stadium
Location off Main Rd (btwn Montlahla and Mojava streets)
Dobsonville, Soweto,
Johannesburg, South Africa
Coordinates 26°13′36″S 27°51′51″E / 26.22667°S 27.86417°E / -26.22667; 27.86417Coordinates: 26°13′36″S 27°51′51″E / 26.22667°S 27.86417°E / -26.22667; 27.86417
Opened 1975
Renovated 2009
Owner City of Johannesburg
Construction cost R69 million (2009 refurbishment) [1]
Capacity 24,000
Moroka Swallows

Dobsonville Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Soweto, a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is mostly used for football matches, but is also equipped with an athletics track. It is the home ground of Moroka Swallows, a football club which plays in the Premier Soccer League.[2] It was also utilized as a training field for teams participating in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, after being renovated in 2009 and brought up to FIFA standards.

Dobsonville Stadium was originally built in 1975 with a capacity of 20,000 and can now accommodate 24,000 spectators.

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