A Joint Division of the Institution of Civil Engineers and
the South African Institution of Civil Engineering

Site Visit to Soccer City - 09 October 2009

The Joint Civils Division has done it again........!

Site visit to Soccer City - venue of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final

Friday 9 October 2009

We have arranged a site visit to the stadium where the 2010 World Cup Final will be held - Soccer City in Johannesburg. This is an incredible opportunity to see how one of the world's biggest stadiums is constructed.

The site visit will take place on Friday 9 October 2009 from 15h00 to around 17h30. Please wear hard closed shoes (takkies are OK!), long trousers and NO SKIRTS! There will be hard hats and bibs etc available on the site. Mike Moody, the Project Director for Grinaker-LTA/ Interbeton Soccer City JV has kindly offered drinks and snacks for after the visit - thank you!

PLEASE RSVP to Sarah at news@jointcivils.co.za or on Tel:  (011) 447 1027 
There is a limited number of places for the site visit, so do it now! First come - first registered!

Here are some interesting statistics relating to the stadium:

As venue for the opening match and the 2010 Fifa World Cup final, Soccer City will be the focal point of the tournament. The Stadium, a classic, two-tiered bowl set on a spacious site south-west of the Johannesburg city centre, will stand as the cherished symbol of South African football's boom in recent years.

It was constructed in 1987, becoming the country's first world class stadium solely dedicated to soccer. Soccer City accommodates the Safa offices and hosts most of the country's major soccer occasions: prime internationals featuring Bafana Bafana, impassioned derby matches between the giants, Chiefs and Pirates, and most Cup finals.

For 2010, the upper tier will be extended around the stadium, an encircling roof will be constructed, a new changing room complex will be developed, and new floodlights will be installed. It can seat 94 700.

Key Quantities:

 

Seats :

94,000

 

Concrete Volume :

65,000 m³

 

Rebar :

7,000 ton

 

Formwork :

174,000 m²

 

Slabs :

65,000 m²

 

Piles :

1,200

 

Precast Elements :

14,000

 

Structural-Steel :

7,100 ton

 

Cladding :

38,000 m²

 

Excavation :

105,000m³

 

Earth Fill :

45,000 m³

 

Brickwork :

80,000 m²

 

Roof-Fabric :

370 000 m²

If you want to know more about the stadium, please look at their website here: www.soccercity2010.co.za

Directions to Soccer City can be found on this map: