A look at the venues for the 2010 World Cup

A brief look at the venues for this year’s World Cup in South Africa: Soccer City, Johannesburg Capacity for World Cup: 87,000. Altitude: 1,753 meters (5,732 feet). High winter temperature: 24 degrees Celsius (76 degrees Fahrenheit) and as low as 2 degrees C (36 degrees F) at night. Matches: South Africa vs. Mexico on June […]

A brief look at the venues for this year’s World Cup in South

Africa:

Soccer City, Johannesburg

Capacity for World Cup: 87,000.

Altitude: 1,753 meters (5,732 feet).

High winter temperature: 24 degrees Celsius (76 degrees Fahrenheit) and as low as 2 degrees C (36 degrees F) at night.

Matches: South Africa vs. Mexico on June 11; Netherlands vs. Denmark on June 14; Argentina vs. South Korea on June 17; Brazil vs. Ivory Coast on June 20; Ghana vs. Germany on June 23; one second round match; one quarterfinal match; and the final.

Population of city: 3.2 million.

Ellis Park, Johannesburg

Capacity for World Cup: 62,500.

Altitude: 1,753 meters (5,732 feet).

High winter temperature: 24 degrees Celsius (76 degrees Fahrenheit) and as low as 2 degrees C (36 degrees F) at night.

Matches: Argentina vs. Nigeria on June 12; Brazil vs. North

Korea on June 15; Slovenia vs. United States on June 18; Spain vs.

Honduras on June 21; Slovakia vs. Italy on June 24; one second

round match; and one quarterfinal match.

Green Point Stadium, Cape Town

Capacity for World Cup: 70,000.

Altitude: Zero meters.

High winter temperature: 25 degrees Celsius (78 degrees Fahrenheit) and 12 degrees C (54 degrees F) at night.

Matches: Uruguay vs. France on June 11; Italy vs. Paraguay on June 14; England vs. Algeria on June 18; Portugal vs. North Korea on June 21; Cameroon vs. Netherlands on June 24; one second round match; one quarterfinal match; and one semifinal match.

Population of city: 1.3 million.

Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban

Capacity for World Cup: 70,000.

Altitude: Zero meters.

High winter temperature: 25 degrees Celsius (78 degrees Fahrenheit) and as low as 16 degrees C (62 degrees F) at night.

Matches: Germany vs. Australia on June 13; Spain vs. Switzerland on June 16; Netherlands vs. Japan on June 19; Nigeria vs. South Korea on June 22; Portugal vs. Brazil on June 25; one second round match; and one semifinal match.

Population of city: 3 million.

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

Capacity for World Cup: 46,000.

Altitude: Zero meters.

High winter temperature: 20 degrees Celsius (69 degrees Fahrenheit) and as low as 9 degrees C (48 degrees F) at night.

Matches: South Korea vs. Greece on June 12; Ivory Coast vs. Portugal on June 15; Germany vs. Serbia on June 18; Chile vs. Switzerland on June 21; Slovenia vs. England on June 23; one second round match; one quarterfinal match; and the third-place playoff.

Population of city: 1 million.

Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein

Capacity for World Cup: 45,000.

Altitude: 1,400 meters (4,578 feet).

High winter temperature: 17 degrees Celsius (62 degrees Fahrenheit) and as low as -2 degrees C (28 degrees F) at night

Matches: Japan vs. Cameroon on June 14; Greece vs. Nigeria on June 17; Slovakia vs. Paraguay on June 20; France vs. South Africa on June 22; Switzerland vs. Honduras on June 25; and one second round match.

Population of city: 850,000.

Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

Capacity for World Cup: 46,000.

Altitude: 660 meters (2,158 feet).

High winter temperature: 23 degrees Celsius (73.4 degrees Fahrenheit) and as low as 20 degrees C (69 degrees F) at night.

Matches: Honduras vs. Chile on June 16; Italy vs. New Zealand on June 20; Australia vs. Serbia on June 23; and North Korea vs. Ivory Coast on June 25.

Population of city: 21,541.

Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane

Capacity for World Cup: 45,000.

Altitude: 1,310 meters (4,283 feet).

High winter temperature: 20 degrees Celsius (69 degrees Fahrenheit) and as low as 4 degrees C (39.2 degrees F) at night.

Matches: Algeria vs. Slovenia on June 13; France vs. Mexico on June 17; Greece vs. Argentina on June 22; and Paraguay vs. New Zealand on June 24.

Population of city: 508,000.

Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg

Capacity for World Cup: 45,000.

Altitude: 1,500 meters (4,905 feet).

High winter temperature: 16 degrees Celsius (60.8 degrees Fahrenheit) and as low as 2 degrees C (35.6 degrees F) at night.

Matches: England vs. United States on June 12; New Zealand vs. Slovakia on June 15; Ghana vs. Australia on June 19; Mexico vs. Uruguay on June 22; Denmark vs. Japan on June 24; and one second round match.

Population of city: 400,000.

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Capacity for World Cup: 50,000.

Altitude: 1,363 meters (4,457 feet).

High winter temperature: 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit) and as low as 4 degrees C (39.2 degrees F) at night.

Matches: Serbia vs. Ghana on June 13; South Africa vs. Uruguay on June 16; Cameroon vs. Denmark on June 19; United States vs. Algeria on June 23; Chile vs. Spain on June 25; and one second round match.

Population of city: 2.3 million.

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