keyboard_arrow_upLaduma! Some of the World’s Coolest & Craziest Stadiums
keyboard_arrow_downLaduma! Some of the World’s Coolest & Craziest Stadiums

{nomultithumb} With the design success of Soccer City and the recent announcement that it was the winner in the 2010 World Architecture Awards in the category for sports buildings we thought it appropriate to look at some other stadia in the world.

keyboard_arrow_upSoccer City – a world winner in architecture
keyboard_arrow_downSoccer City – a world winner in architecture

Once more South African architects have taken their place among the best in the world – as recently honoured in the awards presented at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona.

keyboard_arrow_upReady for kick off
keyboard_arrow_downReady for kick off

In the biggest project carried out by Flowcrete South Africa to date, three of the company’s specialist flooring systems were installed at the iconic Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg. Viewed by millions of people across the globe, the stadium took centre stage as the venue for several of the key games during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, including the opening and closing matches.

keyboard_arrow_upInaugural game at R1.45 billion stadium
keyboard_arrow_downInaugural game at R1.45 billion stadium

The new Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth hosted its inaugural match, between the British and Irish Lions and the Southern Kings, on June 16th 2009. The stadium was constructed by Grinaker-LTA, part of the Aveng Group, in a joint venture with Interbeton from the Netherlands. Construction began in April 2007 and was completed on schedule in March this year, with an outstanding safety track record of zero serious injuries and zero fatalities on site.