Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Although owned by the Blue Bulls Rugby Union team and mainly used for rugby, Loftus Versfeld Stadium is occasionally used for football matches. Its use during the 2010 FIFA World Cup is a good example.

FIFA made use of Loftus Versfeld Stadium for six World Cup matches. Five were group matches and the other was a second stage match between Paraguay and Japan.

Location: Pretoria

Capacity: 42,858

Construction: Built in 1906, Loftus Versfeld Stadium wasn't opened until 1923. It was renovated in 1977 and later expanded in 2008 ahead of the World Cup.

Matches: Serbia 0 : 1 Ghana (June 13), South Africa 0 : 3 Uruguay (June 16), Cameroon 1 : 2 Denmark (June 19), USA 1 : 0 Algeria (June 23), Chile 1 : 2 Spain (June 25), Paraguay 0 : 0 Japan [Paraguay won 5 - 3 on penalties] (June 29)

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.