Danie Craven Stadium
|Location||Stellenbosch, South Africa|
Danie Craven Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Stellenbosch, South Africa, on a portion of the old Coetsenburg Estate which was founded by Dirk Coetsee in 1682 after a grant of land from the Dutch Governor of the Cape Colony Simon van der Stel. It is part of the Stellenbosch University's sport facilities. The stadium was named after rugby doyen and Springbok scrum half Danie Craven. The stadium holds 16,000 people and was built in 1979.
The Danie Craven Stadium is currently used mostly for rugby matches. In the 1995 Rugby World Cup it hosted the game between Australia and Romania, and was the first game in South Africa where the national side was not involved.
The stadium also played host to the 2007 Touch Football World Cup where it saw Australia claim the title of World Champions for another 4 years.
Throughout the history of the FNB Varsity Cup, a local inter-university rugby tournament, the stadium played host to several games. In all three years (2008–2010) the final also took place at the stadium. In 2008 the final was played between Maties (Stellenbosch University) and the Ikey Tigers (University of Cape Town). In 2009 the final was played between Maties and Pukke (North-West University). In 2010, the final was - again - played between the Maties and the Ikey Tigers. The Maties have won all three tournaments.
- CricInfo: Danie Craven Stadium South Africa ground profile on CricInfo.
- Cricket Archive page
- FNB Varsity Cup
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