Green Point Stadium

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Aerial view of the Old Green Point Stadium, which was demolished during 2007.
The beginnings of the Old Green Point Stadium during the Second Boer War. The old Mouille Point Lighthouse is visible in the background.
Demolition of the Green Point Stadium (foreground) to make way for the new Cape Town Stadium (background)

The Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa was an 18,000 seat multi-purpose stadium.[1]

The stadium was used mainly for football matches, and was the home ground of Santos Football Club and Ajax Cape Town at different points.

It also hosted music concerts including Janet Jackson, Gloria Estefan, Michael Jackson, Roxette, Whitney Houston, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, U2, Metallica, Paul Simon, Robbie Williams, the Coca-Cola Colab Massive Mix & the 2003 46664 Concert for the benefit of AIDS victims.

It was also used by local schools such as CBC, Ellerton, de Kuilen and Sea Point High School to host their annual inter-school athletics competitions.

It was partly demolished in 2007 to make way for the Cape Town Stadium for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[2] A section that was not demolished forms the basis of the new Green Point Athletics Stadium.[3] This new stadium can seat 7,000 people. The new main stand is built on top of the old main stand. The project was completed in early 2013.

Coordinates: 33°54′19.56″S 18°24′31.22″E / 33.9054333°S 18.4086722°E / -33.9054333; 18.4086722


  1. ^ "Greenpoint Stadium - What's on in Cape Town". What's on in Cape Town. 2005-12-02. Retrieved 2018-07-19. 
  2. ^ "Green Point Stadium | FIFA 2010 World Cup | Green Point Stadium Cape Town". Retrieved 2018-07-19. 
  3. ^ "Green Point Athletics Stadium". City of Cape Town. 19 July 2018.