Royal Bafokeng Stadium

Royal Bafokeng Stadium

Also known as the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, the Royal Bafokeng Stadium is the home stadium for Premier Soccer League club Platinum Stars. It is also used to host rugby and athletics events.

FIFA used the the Royal Bafokeng Stadium to help host World Cup 2010. It hosted six fixtures, five group matches and the second stage (last 16) match between th USA and Ghana.


Location: Rustenburg

Capacity: 38,646

Construction: The stadium opened in 2009 and was later renovated in 2009, upgrading it to World Cup standard.

Matches: England 1 : 1 USA (June 12), New Zealand 1 : 1 Slovakia (June 15), Ghana 1 : 1 Australia (June 19), Mexico 0 : 1 Uruguay (June 22), Denmark 1 : 3 Japan (June 24), USA 1 : 2 Ghana (June 26)


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.