2010 FIFA World Cup

FIFA World CupThe 2010 FIFA World Cup is taking place in South Africa and should be the best event that South Africa has ever hosted before. South Africa has had some other big events before such as the 1995 Rugby World Cup and the 2003 Cricket World Cup. The FIFA World Cup though is the biggest event in terms of an audience and this will event will show how well South Africa can handle these big events. This event sees more televised viewers then the Olympics so the world’s spotlight will be on South Africa starting in early June 2010 and ending in early July 2010.

How Many Tickets Will Be Sold

The total amount of tickets that will be sold for the FIFA World Cup in 2010 will be around three millions tickets although not all of them are available to the public. One million of the tickets will be for South African residents, one million tickets to International residents and then the final one million tickets will be used solely for sponsors of the event. If you can’t get tickets to any match there are huge screens set-up all over South Africa so you can view all the matches and the party will be massive, so it’s worth going to the event even without any match tickets.

South African Cities Where Matches Are Taking Place

There are a total of nine cities that will be hosting matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup so before planning your trip make sure you check out the locations and book in one of these cities.

• The first city that will be hosting 15 matches in two stadiums is Johannesburg. The two stadiums being used in the city are Soccer City and Ellis Park.

• Cape Town is the second city hosting matches and will have a total of 8 matches played at the Greenpoint Stadium in Cape Town.

• Durban will host 7 matches in there Moses Mabhida Stadium over the course of the four weeks that the World Cup is running.

• Pretoria will have 6 matches being played in there city with all the games taking place at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

• Eight matches will be played in the city of Port Elizabeth at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

• The city of Bloemfontein will be hosting six matches at the Vodacom Park.

• Rustenburg will have five matches played in there home stadium which is called the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.

• Nelspruit will only have 1st round matches being played with a total of five matches played in the Mbombela Stadium.

• Polokwane has four matches being played in the first round of the World Cup in there stadium which is called the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

The weather will be generally warm in most these nine cities during the 2010 World Cup, but Cape Town and Bloemfontein might be cold so make sure you bring some warm clothes in case you encounter some cooler weather.

You will be able to watch the World Cup on TV around the world and you will also be able to make wagers on the matches. Some massive amounts of money get wagered during the FIFA World Cup every time it takes place and you could win some money betting on your home team.

South Africa is already a hot tourist spot for people traveling from Europe and North America and the hospitality is exceptional. The transportation and accommodation are first class and no one should have any problems adapting to the culture for the four weeks of the World Cup. With under two years until this massive event you should start planning as soon as possible as things get booked really early in the popular areas.