Upgrade Stadiums: Green Point and Philippi
|Start:||1 June 2007|
|End:||31 March 2009|
The World Cup 2010 Unit contributed financially to the construction of the Green Point stadium. This stadium is a highly significant focal point for both the Host City, but also as a beautiful symbol of local architecture. Nine World Cup Matches will be played there, including a semi-final. The stadium symbolizes the redressing of past imbalances in relation to soccer in the Western Cape. It also stands to provide significant significant economic and sport-related benefits.
The other stadium which is being revamped in Philippi will also be extremely beneficial to the surrounding community, which is extremely poor and under-resourced. This stadium will be a FIFA-recognised training facility for the World Cup and as part of the legacy we are seeking to provide it will be a significant sports facility in an impoverished area of the City. It will be, for many years to come, a place where youth can go to develop their skills and be involved in a range of healthy lifestyle activities and programmes. In this way, the Philippi Stadium provides activities to draw the youth away from destructive behaviours, such as gangsterism, drug and other anti-social activities.
The 2010 World Cup unit managed Phase 1 of the Philippi upgrade.
Read more about the Sport and Recreation activities online.