August 19, 2010 — by Sean2

World Cup Stadiums Unfit for more Popular S.Africa National Sports

It will be no surprise that the rush to finish the stadiums and infrastructure upgrades before July’s World Cup opener left a rude wake. In a nutshell, the stadiums S. Africa built don’t look like they’ll easily accommodate rugby and cricket, two of the country’s more popular sports, though $1Billion dollars were spent along the way.

“When the event is over, we will still be poor.”


  • jamie

    August 19, 2010 at 9:51 PM


  • Sean

    August 19, 2010 at 10:54 PM

    SA were slow to get going, and tried to jam a lot of development into a little time. And FIFA was clearly trying to push the game there—soccer-specific stadiums suggest a certain amount of force by the international governing body.

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