Royal Bafokeng Stadium

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Royal Bafokeng Stadium
Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Phokeng.jpg
Full nameRoyal Bafokeng Sports Palace
LocationR565 (Sun City Road), Phokeng, South Africa
Coordinates25°34′43″S 27°09′39″E / 25.5786°S 27.1607°E / -25.5786; 27.1607Coordinates: 25°34′43″S 27°09′39″E / 25.5786°S 27.1607°E / -25.5786; 27.1607
OwnerRoyal Bafokeng Nation
Capacity44,530[1]
Construction
Opened1999
Renovated2009
Expanded2009
Tenants
Platinum Stars (folded)

The Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace is a football, rugby and athletics stadium in Phokeng near Rustenburg, South Africa. It was built and is managed by the Royal Bafokeng Nation.[2] It is used as the home stadium for Premier Soccer League club Platinum Stars. The Leopards rugby team host large attendance matches during the Currie Cup at the stadium, instead of their usual home ground, Olën Park.

The capacity of the stadium was increased from 38,000 to 42,000 to be able to host five first round matches and one second round match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[3]

For the 2010 tournament, the main west stand was upgraded and enlarged and given a new cantilever roof. Other improvements include the installation of new electronic scoreboards, new seats, and the upgrading of the floodlights and public address system.

The stadium upgrade was completed in March 2009 for hosting 4 matches of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.[4]

Sporting and Miscellaneous events[edit]

2009 FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

Royal Bafokeng Stadium was one of the host venues for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Date Time (UTC+2) Team No. 1 Result Team No. 2 Round Attendance
14 June 2009 20:30  New Zealand 0–5  Spain Group A 21,649
17 June 2009 20.30  South Africa 2–0  New Zealand Group A 36,598
21 June 2009 20:30  Egypt 0–3  United States Group B 23,140
28 June 2009 15:00  Spain 3–2  South Africa 3rd/4th Place Play-off 31,788

2010 FIFA World Cup[edit]

In the World Cup, the stadium hosted five first round matches and one second round match and was the second smallest stadium for the tournament.

Matches[edit]

Date Time (UTC+2) Team No. 1 Result Team No. 2 Round Attendance
12 June 2010 20:30  England 1–1  United States Group C 38,646
15 June 2010 13:30  New Zealand 1–1  Slovakia Group F 23,871
19 June 2010 16:00  Ghana 1–1  Australia Group D 34,812
22 June 2010 16:00  Mexico 0–1  Uruguay Group A 33,425
24 June 2010 20:30  Denmark 1–3  Japan Group E 27,967
26 June 2010 20:30  United States 1–2  Ghana Round of 16 34,976

2013 Africa Cup of Nations[edit]

Royal Bafokeng Stadium served as one of the host venues for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

Date Time (UTC+2) Team No. 1 Result Team No. 2 Round Attendance
22 January 2013 17:00  Ivory Coast 2–1  Togo Group D 2,000
22 January 2013 20:00  Tunisia 1–0  Algeria Group D 8,000
26 January 2013 17:00  Ivory Coast 3–0  Tunisia Group D 20,000
26 January 2013 20:00  Algeria 0–2  Togo Group D 35,000
29 January 2013 20:00  Ethiopia 0–2  Nigeria Group C 15,000
30 January 2013 20:00  Algeria 2–2  Ivory Coast Group D 5,000
3 February 2013 17:00  Ivory Coast 1–2  Nigeria Quarter-finals 25,000

2019 Fill Up Royal Bafokeng[edit]

In 2019, South African star Cassper Nyovest announced that his annual one man show "Fill Up" will be heading to Nort West and Royal Bafokeng Stadium will be hosting his concert named Fill Up Royal Bafokeng

On the 15th of December 2019, Cassper Nyovest held his 5th concert at Royal Bafokeng with a capacity of over 40,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Royal Bafokeng Stadium". Stuff. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Sports Palace | Royal Bafokeng Nation". Bafokeng.com. Retrieved 18 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Royal Bafokeng Stadium: 2010 Venue – Sportslens". soccerlens.com. 4 December 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  4. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 - Destination - FIFA". FIFA. Retrieved 19 April 2018.

https://www.iol.co.za/entertainment/music/local/watch-cassper-nyovest-does-it-again-with-fill-up-royal-bafokeng-39309716

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