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Loftus Versfeld Stadium Pretoria

Loftus Versveld Stadium is situated east of downtown Pretoria in the heart of the Pretoria/Tswane municipality, and north of Johannesburg as part of the greater Gauteng metropolitan area.

This is probably the oldest formal sports facility in the country, with its first use as such in 1906, and its first major upgrade in 1928 as part of the All Blacks rugby tour of South Africa that took place that year. Named after Robert Owens Loftus Versveld, the faciliy has undergone many name changes thanks to frequently changing ownership and sponsorship, but has always remained Loftus Versveld in the popular consciousness of South Africa.

The Stadium

With a seating capacity of 45 000, Loftuys Versveld underwent minimal upgrading to bring it into line with FIFA requirements to host the 2010 World Cup Soccer tournament, and will host first and second round matches. The stadium was used in 1996 for the Africa Cup of Nations, and has seen a number of major music events in recent years. It is currently the home of the Mamelodi Sundowns.

Loftus Versveld is situated on the M6 highway leading east of of Pretoria, and on the main MetroRail stop also known as Loftus Versveld. It is easily accessible and situated in the eastern suburbs adjacent to many hotel and lodge accommodation facilities.

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