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Bokelman K.,Aurecon SA Pty Ltd | Bastiaanse G.,BKS Pty Ltd | Du Plessis G.,Goba Pty Ltd. | Heymann F.,Bigen Africa Services Pty Ltd | And 3 more authors.
Structural Engineering International: Journal of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) | Year: 2011

South Africa embarked on an accelerated infrastructure development program in preparation of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. This paper describes the structural aspects and the construction of five of ten stadiums which were prepared for this event. The stadiums represent an interesting variety of design concepts. The Soweto Stadium is the biggest with a capacity of 89 000. The stadiums in Cape Town and Durban are located in major economic and tourist areas, and significant investment was made to develop signature structures. For the more rural stadiums in Nelspruit and Polokwane, the challenge was to develop the facilities within strict time and budget constraints.

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