Ellis Park Stadium

Ellis Park Stadium

Ellis Park Stadium is an impressive stadium used to host both football and rugby matches., It was named after J.D. Ellis, a Johannesburg city councillor who gave approval for the stadium to be built.

FIFA made good use of the Ellis Park Stadium in World Cup 2010. It was used to host seven matches - five group games, one second-stage match and the quarter final between Paraguay and Spain.


Location: Johannesburg

Capacity: 55,686

Construction: 1927 - 1928. It was expanded in 2009 to help host the World Cup.

Matches: Argentina 1 : 0 Nigeria (June 12), Brazil 2 : 1 North Korea (June 15), Slovenia 2 : 2 USA (June 18), Spain 2 : 0 Hondurus (June 21), Slovakia 3 : 2 Italy (June 24), Brazil 3 : 0 Chile (June 28), quarter-final Paraguay 0 : 1 Spain (July 3)


World Cup 2010 Venues : Soccer City, Ellis Park Stadium, Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Cape Town Stadium, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Peter Mokaba Stadium, Mbombela Stadium, Free State Stadium and Royal Bafokeng Stadium.