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Royal Bafokeng Stadium Rustenburg

Rustenburg is a medium sized city north west of Johanneburg on the way to Botswana. The Royal Bafokeng Stadium was origionally built for the 1995 Rugby World Cup but has since then been used mainly as a soccer venue. The facility is named after the Bafokeng people of the district. In 2001 the South African national team beat Burkina Faso in a FIFA World Cup qualifying game in in the Royal Bafokeng Stadium. The facility has also many Premier Soccer League games despite Rustenburg not gielding its own team.

The Stadium

The Royal Bafokeng stadium is situated only a 25 minute drive from Sun City resort and 30 minutes to the Pilansberg Game reserve. It is also close to the Magaliesberg Nature Reserve. The complex is sited just 12 kilometers from the Rustenburg city centre.

The seating capacity will be increased from 34 000 to 40 00 seatng capacity in preperation for the 2010 World Cup. Several other upgrade will also be completed.

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