Posted by: Norman Brook | November 1, 2009

Cape Town Sport and Green Point Stadium

Cape Town is already one of the world’s leading sporting cities according to this recent article and completion of the new Cape Town Stadium in Green Point will make it an even more attractive destiantion for sports fans.

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Cape Town's Green Point stadium is illuminated as construction officials test the lighting as part of preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, October 27 2009.

According to the article published on the Sports City website, Cape Town was one of the hottest sporting destiations of 2009 as a result of hosting a series of major international events, the weak currency and its perennially sunny perch on the tip of South Africa.

Grass Growing at the New Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town Stadium's grass pitch starts to establish.

Cape Town hosted the opening match of this year’s Indian Premier League cricket tournament which was relocated to South Africa because of security concerns. The IPL was followed by the Lions Tour( rugby) and the FIFA Confederations Cup (soccer).

Cape Town is also a popular stop off for major sailing races such as the Volvo Ocean race and hosts major participation events such as the Cape Argus Cycle and Two Oceans Marathon.

Next year it will be the FIFA World Cup and the Cape Town stadium in Greenpoint is fast approaching completition. This week the stadium was illuminated highlighting what an iconic venue it will be for the 2010 World Cup and for other future sporting events.  Sitting near the V&A Waterfront the stadium is also impressive when viewed against the backdrop of Table Mountain.

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