Green Point Stadium

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Green Point Stadium information

Cape Town , South Africa
Address
Street Vlei Rd
Telephone
+27 21 430 0410
Prices
adult/child R40/20
Opening hours
tours 10am & 2pm Mon-Fri, 10am & noon Sat
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Lonely Planet review

Shaped like a wavy cloud and wrapped with a glass-fibre membrane designed to catch and reflect natural light, the 68, 000 seat, 258m-tall Green Point Stadium is Cape Town’s most striking piece of contemporary architecture. Find out more about the new stadium and South African soccer at the adjacent ­ Visitors Centre built in the one-time presidential suite of the old stadium – the only part of it still standing. One-hour tours include a visit into the construction zone (and eventually finished stadium) as well as a photographic and model exhibition and the one-man play The Greensman , an energetic performance aimed mainly at kids that explains the history of Green Point Common and why this is the place that can claim to be the birthplace of soccer on the Cape.