Lafarge Orlando Stadium
Lafarge Orlando Stadium is situated in the heart of Soweto and boasts a rich and proud history that dates back to 1959 when it was originally built. After being demolished and rebuilt from scratch at a cost of R280 million, the new look Lafarge Orlando Stadium now houses a capacity crowd of 40 000 spectators which includes 120 Hospitality Suites, two VIP suites, one VVIP suite, conference rooms, a gymnasium and a 200-seater Auditorium. Not only is Lafarge Orlando Stadium home to double treble champions and 1995 CAF Champions League winners Orlando Pirates, but this Stadium has also moved up the popularity ranks for its hosting skills in major sports and entertainment events. In 2010, Lafarge Orlando Stadium hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™Kickoff Concert which featured some of the biggest music acts in South Africa and abroad namely Hugh Masekela, the Parlotones, Freshly Ground, the Soweto Gospel Choir, Alicia Keys, John Legend, the Black Eyed Peas and Shakira. 2010 was a big year for South African sport, not just because of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™ but also because history was made when the 2010 Vodacom Super 14 semi-final and final was hosted at Lafarge Orlando Stadium.