Duration: 1 morning
If you live in South Africa and you don't reside in a cave, by now you must surely have been exposed to the infectious vibe surrounding the upcoming 2010 Soccer World Cup.
One of it's premier venues is the Calabash Soccer City Stadium in the North West of Johannesburg. What was once the FNB Stadium has over the last two years been transformed into a truly unique and spectacular example of African architecture. According to the City of Johannesburg, the budget for the stadiumīs reconstruction project was estimated at R1.2 billion.
From an engineering perspective, Soccer City is the biggest roofed stadium ever built for a World Cup final. The design of the stadium is based on a calabash or African pot, this being the most recognisable object used to represent the African continent, otherwise known as the melting pot of cultures. The design has been constructed on a raised podium, the pit of fire, to lend the appeal of the pot being fired. The fiery pit demarcates the security area and turnstiles line separating the outer areas and the secure inner areas.
As a photographer you now have the opportunity to join us for a tour of this fantastic venue. There are some amazing opportunities for architectural and urban environmental photography. The stadium hosted the opening match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup on 11 June followed by group stages matches, a second round match, a quarter final as well as the final.
We look forward to you joining us for this unique opportunity to capture some incredible images of the stadium.
The outing fee includes a tour of the stadium; numbers are limited so don't delay!
FNB Soccer Stadium is located on 85 Nasrec Road, Nasrec.
The GPS co-ordinates are:
This outing can be done with either a compact digital or an SLR camera. For further information please contact 086 11 PHOTO or email@example.com