The Final Whistle

August 2010

What now for South Africa`s stadia?

So, the World Cup in South Africa is over, the winning goal, not to mention the vuvuzelas, dispensed to the memory box. But for the hosts the story is meant to have unlimited extra time and while the word ‘legacy’ is the proverbial poisoned chalice for any big sporting event, what kind of future can the stadia offer to its home supporters?
The circus arrives at the opening of the Mbombela FIFA World Cup Football Stadium in Nelspruit - whose future now looks uncertain. © Photo: Mike Bell
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