Soccer City: World Cup Fever Rises!

March 5, 2010 · 9 comments

in Documentary

Last week I had a shoot for Sony at the brand new Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg. As promised, here are a few sneak peaks of the stadium! At this stage it was 106 days until kick off, and I must say, I was really really impressed with the developments. When I arrived and looked up and the magnificently huge structure, I got goose bumps.

Inside the passageways which lead out to the seating, are funky graphic murals, and the outside resembles a calabash (a traditional African pot) with cladding in a mosaic of fire and earthen colours, complete with a ring of lights running around the bottom of the structure, resembling the fire beneath the pot.

The building has received the Fultons prize for creative use of concrete products, both structurally and aesthetically.

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dagmar March 9, 2010 at 1:24 pm

We vistied the Durban stadium is at Christmas and got the very same goosebumps + could just image the crowds roaring. We walked up over the arch and the views were incredible; I am stoked Durbs finally has a tourist attraction (as amusing as mini town may be it’s not something I suggest to my international friends)

rikki hibbert March 13, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Wow! I didn’t know you could walk up along that arch! Imagine the great photos you could get from up there… Are you going to any games?

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rikki hibbert March 16, 2010 at 8:02 am

Thank you! I hope to add more info on the stadiums and the World Cup, so keep looking back!

Millie Manrriquez March 16, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Hi – I would like to say thanks for an interesting post about a subject I have had an interest in for a while now. I have been lurking and reading the posts avidly so just wanted to express my thanks for providing me with some very good reading material. I look forward to more, and taking a more proactive part in the discussions here, whilst picking up some knowledge too!!

rikki hibbert March 16, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Hi Millie, thanks for your comment! Please email me if there are any topics in particular you’d like to read more about. I do hope you become a regular visitor and comment on a frequent basis!

Twyford Hydr8 March 17, 2010 at 7:55 am

Excellent ideas here, have emailed my mum so expect a big reply!!

Alec Luebbert March 26, 2010 at 6:53 am

Another new inclusion, I really couldn’t have stated this better by myself.

Jesica Servin April 5, 2010 at 8:29 am

Well done on a well written article

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